Rochester Hills Wins Prestigious State Planning Award

Community Input Drives Vision for City’s Master Plan Rochester Hills recently received the Public Outreach Planning Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP). The city’s process for updating the master plan was guided by three key principles: to preserve, to enhance, and to diversify. Working with consulting firm Giffels Webster, the team gathered public input from a diverse group of residents. A wide range of voices ensures the master plan reflected the vision of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Announces Re-election Campaign

Barnett Asks Residents for Fourth Team as a Write In Candidate Bryan K. Barnett began his 2019 re-election campaign for mayor on Thursday, sharing the significant progress Rochester Hills has made under his leadership. The announcement, made via social media, included a video outlining the mayor’s accomplishments over the past 13 years. Barnett made the special announcement from one of his most passionate projects, Innovation Hills. Innovations Hills, the city’s newest park, has received … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Candidate Forum for General Election

The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will present a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming General Election in the City of Rochester Hills. The forum will be held on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rochester Hills City Hall auditorium. City Hall is located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive. The forum will present four candidates competing for two 4-year seats in the City Council At-Large race. The candidates vying for an at-Large position are Jeff Duperon, Dale Hetrick, Theresa Mungioli, and … [Read more...]

Twigs, Leaves, and Buds

Rochester Hills' Forestry division will be hosting an informal, drop-in program, titled "Twigs, Leaves, and Buds" where we invite people to talk trees with the professionals. People can Join us at the Avery's Tavern on September 25, anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., for an informal Q&A conversation with your Rochester Hills Arborists. Grab a bite, pull up a chair, and join them to talk about: Growing and caring for trees, our Free Street Tree Program, pests and diseases, benefits of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Clerk Appointed to National Election Board

Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton was Recently Appointed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors through the U.S. Conference of Mayors The Board of Advisors is a 35-member board composed of representatives from several national organizations such as the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Secretaries of State, and others. The board functions as an advisory body through review of voluntary voting … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Receives Paul Harris Award From the Rochester Rotary Club

Recently, at their Tuesday lunch meeting, the Rochester Rotary Club honored fellow Rotarian, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, by presenting him with a Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of his recent inauguration as the 77th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). USCM is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Barnett is one of only six mayors from Michigan to ever become President of the Conference since its inception in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Residents are Invited to Volunteer in Detroit on Friday

Fourth Annual Rochester Hills Stands with Detroit Day Friday August 9 The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce this year’s Rochester Hills Stands With Detroit Day. This volunteer opportunity, scheduled for Friday, August 9, is for Rochester Hills employees and residents to volunteer with Life Remodeled for their Six Day Project in Detroit. For the past four years, Rochester Hills has been involved in this initiative to assist with the cleanup and beautification of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett Part of U.S. Mayors Tour of Southern Border Facilities

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership and Border State Mayors Examine How Crisis is Affecting Cities A bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) was in El Paso, Texas for a first-hand look at the continuing situation at the southern border. Led by USCM President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, the delegation met with Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $16,000 Through Green Schools Program

Resident Donations of Recyclebank Points Fund Green School Projects The City of Rochester Hills, in partnership with Recyclebank, is proud to announce that nine Rochester Hills schools received a total of $16,000 in green grants through the Recyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to educate and motivate students to promote a more sustainable, greener lifestyle. The City of Rochester Hills and Recyclebank have been partners since 2008, and since 2011, Rochester … [Read more...]

Outdoor Adventure Camp at Bloomer Park

Join Naturalists Lance and Lauren for an outdoor experience packed with adventure and exciting camp activities. During this three-day camp, we’ll spend time looking for creatures in the river, woodlands and ponds while learning how we’re all connected to the natural world. Wilderness skills such as fire building and debris huts will also be taught, among many other fun activities. Sign up at the City of Rochester Hills' Website. June 25-27, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beginner Level, 9-12 … [Read more...]