Q&A with Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer

Rochester Media (RM) invited Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (AK), candidate for re-election in District #15 for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, to participate in an Q&A style interview. We're please to share that with you here on The Community Edge, our online local news outlet. RM: Why do you seek re-election and why did you choose county commissioner as a form of public service? AK: I chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public … [Read more...]

Adam Kochenderfer Announces Re-Election Campaign for County Commissioner

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer has announced his campaign for re-election to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which includes Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public health in Oakland County. He stated, “Many families are still grappling with the impact of COVID-19. I’ve always tried to serve our community through facts, not fear, and avoid the partisan games … [Read more...]

Inauguration of the 2017 Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Inauguration Season Begins with the Swearing-In of the 2017 Oakland County Board of Commissioners The Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan. Oakland County Chief Circuit Court Judge Nanci J. Grant, Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Announces Campaign to Retain Seat

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer announced his campaign to retain his seat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which covers Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer hopes to continue his work on the Board focusing on: 1) Quality of Life: Each action county government takes must be aimed at preserving residents’ strong quality of life at a reasonable cost. 2) Fiscal Responsibility: We must protect the county’s AAA bond rating by constantly … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Councilman Adam L. Kochenderfer Appointed to Fill Commission District #15 Vacancy

Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell announces the appointment of Adam Kochenderfer to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. He was elected by members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to represent District #15 and will be sworn into office at the Rochester Hills City Hall, located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, Rochester Hills Michigan on Monday, December 7. Kochenderfer will represent the communities of the City of Rochester and a large portion … [Read more...]

Citizen Opinion: Show Me the Money

Citizen Opinion by Scot Beaton Fiscal Responsibility, Rochester Hills Hats off to all those who worked on the police millage proposal: Don Cline, Dale Hetrick, Walter Johnson, Linda Raschke, LeAnne Rogers, Nancy Soisson and Thomas Stephens. (hundreds of hours of work NO compensation from the city) but because of the current economic condition the nation is currently in, threats of a fiscal cliff etc., a straight up renewal would probably be the only millage the residents of Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Gravel road speed limit still simmers

Carl Richardson has lived on gravel Washington Road in Rochester for 36 years. Despite the fact that the speed limit is now 55, he says people are still speeding. Two weeks ago, he confronted a speeding driver, who turned out to be an off-duty deputy. “He said, ‘I’m sorry; I thought I was going the speed limit,’” Richardson said. The question of who should get to set speed limits on gravel roads brought residents, elected officials and traffic-safety experts together June 21 at Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills news briefs, week of June 11

League to host candidate forum The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will host a forum for candidates in the 45th District state House race on July 18. The forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills City Hall auditorium and is open to the public. The forum will be telecast live, rebroadcast and streamed on Comcast Channel 20, WOW Channel 10 & AT&T Channel 99. The candidates are incumbent Republican Tom McMillin and Democrats Ted Golden and Douglas Wilson of … [Read more...]

Barnett Teams Sweeps Hills Election- with video!

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett was re-elected to his second full term Tuesday, beating former councilman Erik Ambrozaitis with 77 percent of the vote. The council candidates who ran with him—incumbent Mike Webber and newcomers Adam Kochenderfer and Mark Tisdel—also won. “I am a very blessed person,” Barnett told supporters at the Concorde Inn. “I’m so grateful to have a job I love and an opportunity to have it for four more years.” Turnout was 21 percent. Tisdel came in first in the … [Read more...]

Rochester, Rochester Hills face city, school elections

Voters in the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and the school districts of Rochester and Avondale will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Rochester Hills, former councilman Erik Ambrozaitis is challenging Mayor Bryan Barnett for the second consecutive time. At least two new members of city council will be elected in the wake of the death of Councilman J. Martin Brennan and the decision not to run for re-election by Councilman Vern Pixley. The candidates for Brennan’s District 2 … [Read more...]