Mayor Barnett Meets with President Obama and Cabinet Officials About Challenges Facing Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, MI – Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will be among a delegation of mayors invited to meet with President Obama, at the White House, along with Cabinet members and Congressional representatives, while in town for the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The discussions during the meeting, including mayors and CEO panel on Thursday, will center on joblessness in U.S. cities and the need for job creation. Mayors are encouraging the Administration and the new Congress to work together on strategies to address unemployed people in America’s cities.

“This provides an opportunity to talk about similar challenges we face within our own communities and to discuss creative solutions,” states Mayor Barnett.

Highlighting the meeting will be a presentation of the Distinguished Public Service Award to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley for his 22 years of service as mayor, as well as an event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Inauguration of President Kennedy and his national call to service.

Barnett states, “It is a wonderful opportunity to represent our residents and the community at the White House.”

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.

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