Rochester Hills Hosts Albania President September 22

Rochester Hills, Michigan–The City of Rochester Hills was pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of Albania, his Excellency Mr. Bamir Topi at an exclusive event at St. Paul’s Albanian Catholic Church, in Rochester Hills. 

The event was at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2010 where the President placed wreathes beside the statues of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, a prominent historical figure in the history of Albania, and Nene Tereza (Mother Teresa). The President then addressed the crowd in front of Skenderbeu’s statue.

“St. Paul’s is the largest Albanian church in the United States, and therefore we have a strong Albanian presence in our area,” states Mayor Bryan Barnett. “It is an honor for our entire community to welcome him to Rochester Hills.”

Mayor Barnett was in attendance Wednesday to share in the celebration, along with the Albanian Ambassador, Congressman Gary Peters, and several other dignitaries and public officials. 

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.