Bryan K. Barnett was sworn in as the Mayor of Rochester Hills on April 13, 2006. He previously served on the Rochester Hills City Council for six years. When elected, Mayor Barnett was the youngest elected official in the history of Rochester Hills and the youngest Mayor in the United States of a city with a population over 50,000.
Mayor Barnett graduated from Oakland University’s School of Business with a degree in Marketing, where he served as Student Body President. His passion and dedication for serving the community is marked by many innovative accomplishments since becoming Mayor.
Perhaps most notable was the successful implementation of the Recycling Rewards Program. Rochester Hills became the first community in the State of Michigan, and in fact the entire Midwest, to offer the incentive based recycling program called Recycle Bank. This innovative recycling program has established Rochester Hills as a green leader in the State of Michigan.
Mayor Barnett’s leadership has been recognized as a recipient of the Outstanding Michigander of the Year (2006), as well as being selected to receive the prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard Scholarship in 2010. In 2011, he was proud to join a delegation participating in the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Initiative, Sustainable Planning, Sustainable Cities in Germany, and currently chairs the Southeast Michigan Council of Government’s Green Infrastructure Task Force. Mayor Barnett was re-elected in 2011, claiming over 77% of the vote.
Mayor Barnett has a vision for the City of Rochester Hills. Simply put, he wants the city to be the preeminent place in America to live, work and raise a family.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2012.