Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, Passes Away

Snell Served as Mayor from 1995-1999 Kenneth Dwayne Snell Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was 65. Snell was the City’s third Mayor, serving from 1995-1999, and as a member of Rochester Hills City Council from 1984-1991 and again from 1993-1995. He was City Council President for two years during this time. During his tenure at Rochester Hills City Hall, Mayor Snell is credited for embracing technology, honoring the past and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Passes Resolutions to Help Businesses Recover

At a special meeting of the Rochester Hills City Council on June 1, the Council unanimously passed resolutions to support local businesses recovering from the extended COVID-19 shutdown. These resolutions allow restaurants to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining/seating up to 75% of their current interior seating; allow other businesses to shift a portion of their operations outdoors and allow temporary signs without seeking a permit. Council President Ryan Deel said, "I am so proud of … [Read more...]

Sharon Pizzuti is Ready to Serve Rochester Hills as the Next City Councilwoman At Large

The Pizzuti’s moved to Rochester Hills 27 years ago knowing it was where they wanted to live and raise a family. Their first apartment was at Dequindre Road and M-59, and they quickly became aware of the beautiful parks and exceptional services offered to its residents. Today, Sharon, her husband Rob, and their two daughters reside in Rochester Hills District 2. They are working parents who make time to volunteer in Rochester Community Schools, volunteer at church, and help neighbors. On … [Read more...]

Dale Hetrick Seeks To Retain Seat on Rochester Hills City Council

City Council Member At Large Dale Hetrick recently announced his campaign for reelection. As a member of City Council for the past four years, Hetrick has continued to express his support for public safety and improving quality of life. He has been instrumental in securing a increase in deputies, firefighters, and paramedics. While also advocating for improved streets, and additional funding for city parks. He is committed to supporting these vital enhancements in safety and quality of life … [Read more...]

Ryan Smith Announces his Candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large

Ryan Smith announces his candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council At-Large. In 2015, Ryan first became part of the community, knowing that the library, parks, programs, and public services created a better place to establish roots in such a community. Rochester Hills remains all that he believed it to be when he first moved here, but believes it could be much more. He is confident that in electing him as a representative on City Council, it would reinforce the strengths the city already has, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council Seeks Candidates for Appointment of At-Large Member

The Rochester Hills City Council is seeking interested qualified voters to fill an At-Large vacancy on City Council for a term to expire on November 17, 2019. Interested candidates shall be a registered elector in the City of Rochester Hills for one year, shall maintain residency during the term of office, and shall not be in default of payment of any tax, assessment or obligation owed to the City. The candidate selected to fill the vacancy shall serve until the next regular City election to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Public Library is Seeking to Fill a Vacant Position on the Library Board of Trustees

Due to his recent election to the Rochester Hills City Council, Ryan Deel, library trustee, has resigned from the library board of trustees effective November 19, 2017. Chuck Stouffer, President of the library board said, “Ryan has been an extremely valuable and active member of the board and will be greatly missed.” Stouffer announced today that the remaining members are seeking a qualified person to fill the vacancy for the term ending 2020. The applicant must be 18 years of age or … [Read more...]

Jenny McCardell Elected to Rochester Hills City Council At-Large Position

Jenny McCardell won November 7 election for the Rochester Hills City Council, At-Large, over incumbent Kevin Brown. When the votes were tallied, 39 votes made the difference in a close election for the Rochester Hills City Council seat. “The people of Rochester Hills came out last night and made their voices heard and I can’t wait to get to work for all of our residents,” said Councilwoman-Elect Jenny McCardell. “Rochester Hills is a wonderful community, with diversity and character and I’m … [Read more...]

Rochester Hill’s Riverbend Park is Now Innovation Hills Park

City Council Renames Riverbend Park Many communities have a Riverbend Park. When people suggested meeting at "Riverbend Park" - you used to have to ask, "Which one?" Riverbend Park was the official name of the Rochester Hills city park located north off Hamlin Road, between Adams and Crooks Roads, even though the entrance sign clearly showed "River Bend Park" as the name. However, none of that will mater now. After a community-wide contest, the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously … [Read more...]

Councilman Kevin Brown Announces Re-Election Campaign

Brown Seeks Re-Election for Rochester Hills City Council As a 16-year resident of Rochester Hills, Kevin Brown is committed to serving the community he chose to call home and to raise his family. Brown is seeking re-election to his position as Rochester Hills City Council Member – At Large this November. Brown started serving his country in 1993 when, as an engineering student at Michigan State University, he entered the Navy’s Nuclear Power Officer Candidate program. Brown received his … [Read more...]