Mayor Bryan K. Barnett
Bryan K. Barnett has served as the mayor of Rochester Hills for more than 13 years and is the longest serving mayor in the history of the city. In 2015, Mayor Barnett won an historic third mayoral term as a write-in candidate, earning the largest write-in win in a general election in the history of the State of Michigan. His administration has received local, national, and international recognition for innovation, fiscal responsibility and environmental leadership.
Mayor Barnett is a graduate of Oakland University where he began his political career as student body president. He went on in his career to receive the Outstanding Michigander of the Year, Oakland County “Elite 40 Under 40,” and the prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard Scholarship.
Mayor Barnett currently serves as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors, holding the title of “America’s Mayor,” one of only five mayors from Michigan to ever hold this influential leadership position since the conference’s inception in 1932. This platform allows him to showcase Rochester Hills and advocate for the city’s needs at the highest levels.
Under his leadership, Rochester Hills has been acknowledged as “One of the Top Places to Live in America” numerous times by sources like CNN and Money Magazine. In addition, Rochester Hills has held the title “Safest City in Michigan” for the past three years.
Mayor Barnett has a vision for Rochester Hills and is committed to making it the preeminent place in America to live, work, and raise a family.