Ryan Smith Announces his Candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large

Ryan Smith announces his candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large. In 2015, Ryan first became part of the community, knowing that the library, parks, programs, and public services created a better place to establish roots in such a community. Rochester Hills remains all that he believed it to be when he first moved here, but believes it could be much more. He is confident that in electing him as a representative on City Council, it would reinforce the strengths the city already has, … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Hosts Annual State of the City Address on April 25

Totally Awesome 80's Party to Rock Rochester Adams School Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will deliver his 13th State of the City address on Thursday, April 25 at Rochester Adams High School. The State of the City Address is an annual must-see event where business leaders, residents, and other government officials come together to hear about the community’s highlights, planned initiatives, and of course, see a few surprises. To celebrate the city’s 35 years, this event will take guests back to the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Adopts Master Plan

Plan Provides Roadmap for Future Development After a year of collaborative research, study and community engagement, the City of Rochester Hills formally adopted its 2018 Master Plan late last month. The Master Plan is the City’s big-picture, long-range document that will guide policy and decision-making about how land is used for housing, transportation, commerce and recreation over the next 10 to 20 years. “The City of Rochester Hills and its predecessor, Avon Township, have engaged in … [Read more...]

Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park Skill Level: Introductory Age: Adult/Children 7 and up, children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cost: $5/person When: Friday April 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Where: Bloomer Park Each winter, white-tailed deer shed their antlers only to grow new ones in the spring. Learn about this amazing cycle then search the trails and wooded areas in Bloomer Park for dropped antlers. Dress for the weather and walking in the woods, rain or shine. You can take home … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble Opens New Store Prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills now has Two Barnes & Noble Bookstores Barnes & Noble, Inc.,the world’s largest retail bookseller, opened a new store prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills (200 N. Adams Road) on March 27. This will be the first new prototype store in Michigan. Local author, columnist, and radio personality, Mitch Albom, was the location's first book signing and author appearance on Wednesday. Albom spoke of how important libraries and bookstores are and how they contain … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]

Award Recognizes City’s Outstanding Innovations in Elections

City of Rochester Hills Wins National Award for Election Day Innovation The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the City of Rochester Hills, Mich. was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Rochester Hills received the award for an Election Day Precinct Support Portal. The annual “Clearie” awards recognize best practices in election administration and highlight exemplary models which can serve as examples to other … [Read more...]

Pathway to Public Service Available in Rochester Hills

Innovative Grant from Wells Fargo Will Fund $30,000 in Fellowships Recognizing the need to elevate the awareness of careers in municipal government and inspire the next generation of city employees, the City of Rochester Hills has created the 'Pathway to Public Service' program. The comprehensive initiative includes four components: an internship program and a fellowship program, both targeting college students, and outreach programs targeting high school students and college career planning … [Read more...]

Avon Creek Restoration Project

Rochester Hills Receives $100,000 for Creek Restoration The City of Rochester Hills recently received $100,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to complete the connection from Avon Creek to the Clinton River. The creek runs through the Rochester Hills City Hall property, at Avon Road and Rochester Hills Drive. Years of creek erosion made the creek deep and the bank slopes had become vertical. This prevented vegetation from growing, which in turn exacerbated the erosion … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Makes Maple Syrup

Tap into Upcoming Maple Syrup Events in Rochester Hills this Winter The City of Rochester Hills will give residents a behind-the-scenes look at how this sweet treat goes from the tree to table. On Saturday, February 23, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Bloomer Park, the city will be hosting Making Maple Syrup: A Backyard Guide to Beginners. Families will be able to join our outdoor engagement team to learn how to make their own maple syrup. This is a brand new program that will provide a more … [Read more...]