Library’s Community Relations Specialist Seeks City Council Seat

Amanda H. Keighley Announces Candidacy for Rochester City Council Seat

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Amanda H. Keighley

Amanda H. Keighley, longtime community volunteer and advocate, formally announced her candidacy for Rochester City Council in the 2019 election.

“I am running for Rochester City Council because I have a passion for people, and a desire to serve,” said Amanda. “I have a deep investment in this community, not only because my husband and I own a home here, but I work right here as well. Rochester is the ideal place to live and, working together with local residents, I pledge to keep it that way.”

Amanda currently works at the Rochester Hills Public Library where she organizes community and educational events including TEDxRHPL, and the annual biking history tour in partnership with Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. She manages a programming budget, as well as overseeing large projects and staff members.

Continually seeking ways to give back, Amanda has been a volunteer with the Older Persons’ Commission Meal on Wheels for the past five years, delivering meals to homebound seniors. She has also served on the Rochester City Beautiful Commission for the past two years.

“I’m stepping forward to run for City Council because I want to preserve our quality life, our public safety, and foster sustainable growth in our city,” said Amanda. “I hear from many residents through my work at the library and with the City Beautiful Commission, and I’m looking forward to listening and engaging with each and every voter.”

Amanda is a member of Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and a graduate of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rochester program. She serves on the Community Organization Regional Exchange/CORE Board of Directors, serving local non-profits, and represents Rochester on the CMNtv Board of Directors. Amanda also serves on the Chamber’s Parade Committee and acts as an announcer during the annual parade. Amanda received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University in 2013 and has been living in Rochester since that time with her husband Michael.

The general election will be held November 4. A primary election will be held in August if necessary. To speak with Amanda directly please contact her at or 248-385-3488.

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