City of Rochester Hills Recognized as Redevelopment Ready Community

Designation Facilitates Private Investment and Improves Economic Development Opportunities For their efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Rochester Hills has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. Rochester Hills joins 44 other Michigan Communities in all corners of the state which have qualified as … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Declares State of Emergency in Rochester Hills

As we collectively address the pandemic facing our local community, state and country, the City of Rochester Hills is working to minimize the public’s and our employees’ exposure to the coronavirus. Effective immediately, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has issued a State of Emergency in the City of Rochester Hills. This State of Emergency will allow the Mayor to make immediate decisions in the interest of the City’s health, safety and welfare. In light of the pandemic, Rochester Hills is … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Leads Nation’s Mayors to the White House

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Attends Bill Signing of Legislation Focused on Improving Security for Nonprofit and Faith-based Organizations Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett led a delegation of America’s mayors to the White House on January 24, to meet with President Trump, cabinet members Carson, Azar and Carranza, and several senior members of his Administration as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting. The Conference has a long bipartisan history of … [Read more...]

Historic Trade Bill Vital to Automotive Industry and Manufacturing

Barnett Attends White House Signing of The USMCA Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett attended President Trump’s signing of the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) held on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29. The new trade agreement received bipartisan support in Congress and has been widely supported by the automotive industry and other manufacturers. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Under the agreement, automakers will be required … [Read more...]

Community Comes Together for First Look at Innovation Hills

The City’s newest park, Innovation Hills, officially opened to the public on Wednesday night. Located at 2800 W Hamlin, the park has been long anticipated since it was closed for construction over the summer. Nestled on the corner of Hamlin and Adams, Innovation Hills is a park intended to be unlike any other. The park design was developed through several community conversations with residents, parent groups, nonprofits, and business leaders led by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. Residents made … [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...]

Flashback to the 1980s as Rochester Hills Celebrates 35 Years with VIDEO

Mayor Barnett Celebrates Rochester Hills Success and Outlines Bold Plans for the Future Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his totally awesome 80s themed State of the City Address at Rochester Adams High School taking the audience back to the decade of bold colors, style, and iconic music. By combining musical talent with engaging visuals, Rochester Hills has cemented its reputation in the region for delivering the highest-quality interactive State of the City experience to their … [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...]

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...]