COMMUNITY FIRST Looking for Nominations

At one time or another we’ve all had the pleasure of knowing someone who really goes above and beyond  what is expected and we want to know about it.

The COMMUNITY FIRST program recognizes individuals, families, local businesses or community organizations that reside, havea place of business or provide services in the city of Rochester Hills.

Recognizing that community members are the strength and support that makes Rochester Hills an exceptional community, these awards are designed to honor those in our city whose actions unify and inspire others by way of exemplary service and extraordinary acts of volunteerism. They are those who make a notable effort to improve the quality of life of those around them.


A nomination can be for any of the following categories:

Dedicated Rochester Hills residents who significantly improve the lives of those around them, enhance the quality of life in the community, or have addressed some need of importance in the area are to be honored. These individuals may be of any age and represent any component of the community.

Rochester Hills families who work together in order to improve the lives of others in the community would be prime candidates for this award category. Recipients may be grandparents, brothers, sisters, or empty nesters – any family that performs unspoken acts of kindness or other unique examples of community service are to be recognized.


Local Business
Employees and/or business owners from for-profit establishments located in Rochester Hills are recognized for reaching out and serving the community exceptionally.

Community Organization
Groups of volunteers in the community serving with any non-profit, governmental or civic organization are to be honored for community service that significantly impacts and strengthens the community.

This is a fantastic way to say “Hey, great job” to someone or a group who is worthy of recognition.  If you would like to nominate an individual or group for committee consideration, please access our online nomination form.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Mayor Bryan K. Barnett at 248-656-4664.

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