Barnett named to Mayors’ advisory board

Bryan Barnett

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett has been selected by his peers to serve on the Advisory Board for the United States Conference of Mayors. He will serve on two standing committees, the Community Development and Housing Committee and the Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports Committee.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization for the 1,210 American cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The organization sets policy as the collective voice of municipalities and their leaders.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Rochester Hills,” Barnett said. “To be placed alongside city leaders from Dallas, New Orleans, Sacramento, and Philadelphia not only gives Rochester Hills a much stronger voice on the national stage, but we will help represent smaller communities with whom we share significant challenges and concerns.”

The group’s newly appointed president, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, spoke to the ability of mayors to work together in bipartisan fashion to get things done. “Mayors don’t have the luxury of endless debate and gridlock. We respond, every single day, to the needs of cities, residents and businesses.”

Speak Your Mind