Rochester Hills Councilman Mark Tisdel sings for Neighborhood House

Tisdel’s "Quite a Bit of Broadway" supports Neighborhood House For the 15th consecutive year, local singer and Rochester Hills City Councilman Mark Tisdel will entertain the community to benefit Neighborhood House. The widely popular annual event, "Tisdel in Concert," will be held on Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the First Congressional Church in Rochester. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the programs and services of Neighborhood House, a local non-profit organization dedicated to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Educator Announces City Council Candidacy

Bill Soule, a Rochester Hills resident and educator has announced his intention to run for one of two at-large seats on city council this fall. Also in the race are current Rochester Hills City Council members Dale Hetrick and Mark Tisdel. Currently, Soule is a professor of media and communication arts and an adjunct instructor of business law at Macomb Community College. Read the full story on The Oakland Press.   … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills State of the City 2015 with VIDEO

Video Courtesy of Rochester Hills TV and the City of Rochester Hills Rochester Hills Mayor, Bryan Barnett, gave the State of the City Wednesday evening to full house at the Emagine Theater in Rochester Hills. The Mayor and his Team work to bring a new and exciting production each year. This year's address was built around the idea of presenting it as a late night talk show, the Jimmy Fallon show to be exact. With the local band, Hot Sauce, providing the tunes of a house band on one … [Read more...]

Paint the Plow and the New Rochester Hills City Council

The New City Council Members The new Rochester Hills City Council met for the first time on Monday. While four members are continuing their term, the three newly elected members were at their first city council meeting as council members. Kevin Brown (At-Large), Stephanie Morita (District 1) and Thomas Wiggins (District 4) were sworn in on November 18, 2013 at the Oath of Office. City Council President Greg Hooper welcomed them and said, “I have the utmost confidence in all our new … [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...]

Rochester Hills Primary Election Update -With video

The day has finally arrived for the Primary Election in Rochester Hills. Rochester Media had a chance to stop in at Precincts 18 and 25 in District 2 and talk with several candidates and supporters. With less than 100 votes reported by noon today in these two precincts, the candidates are expecting a fairly low turnout. Candidate Mark Tisdel was told that approximately 70% of the  over 5200 absentee ballots requested were turned in so far. Candidate Jordan Kotubey said he knocked on over 2000 … [Read more...]

Stolen signs found, more go missing

Just when it seemed like the great sign caper had been solved, more campaign signs were stolen this week in Rochester Hills. Last week a number of candidates for Rochester Hills City Council said their signs were stolen or vandalized after being placed on supporters’ lawns. Incumbent Councilman Martin Brennan, who is not a candidate, made a police report after the signs of several candidates were vandalized on his lawn. He was still steamed Monday night, when he brought a sign that had been … [Read more...]

Mark Tisdel Running for City Council At-Large

A 22-year Rochester Hills resident, Mark Tisdel became interested earlier this year in running for public office. “In January of this year, I had a meeting with a state legislator with whom I'd developed an acquaintance over the years,” he said. “I asked about running for political office.  I was advised to contact anyone I knew on the Rochester Hills City Council to see about being appointed to a commission / committee.  Eventually, I sat down with Vern Pixley. When Vern decided not to seek … [Read more...]