Pothole Pledge

Today our Mayor, Kevin McDaniel, signed the orange barrel as Channel 7’s Pothole Pledge. Channel 7 is reaching out to communities to commit to filling potholes within 3 days of receiving a phone call. Before we put the Mayor out there to sign such a pledge, I made a quick call to the DPW to [...]

Fleet Reduction

I like to say losing your sight is not the worst thing in the world, but losing your vision could be fatal to your organization. This is why we are driven to look forward, not just for tomorrow or next week, month or year. A continuous look forward that we keep evolving as we go [...]

Up in the sky…

  It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Mayor McDaniel… Okay, now for the rest of the story. The Mayor sent me a quick note about an incident that he not only witnessed but partook in. I wanted to send you a quick note regarding the Rosetta structure fire from last night.  If you [...]

Hospital Visit

Well, not as a patient. We had the honor to visit with Nancy Susick, President of Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI. This was a part of their community outreach program to inform their communities of the programs and services that are provided by the Beaumont Hospital system. It was very neat to see the upgrades they [...]

Jed Clampett

Now see if you can read this blog without humming “listen to a story bout a man named Jed.” I know this classic will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. For the past 4 to 5 months the city council has been exploring options with oil drilling companies looking around [...]

Funny what sticks

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger We had a wonderful start to the day at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The annual State of the Community breakfast and Community Expo was held there and sponsored by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce. New Mayor Kevin McDaniel highlighted items such as fiscal responsibility and [...]

Let’s have breakfast

So you want to meet the Mayor for breakfast? Here is your chance. The Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City, is hosting the annual State of the Community event on January 30th at 8:00 o’clock. Where else to have this entertaining and educational event than the world famous and award winning [...]

Year End Reviews

As the year winds down our department heads and myself meet to review our accountability sheets that spelled out the expectations for the year and see how we did. Likewise, I am preparing for the annual review of the city manager accountabilities that have been laid out by City Council. Every year we review the [...]

Command Meeting

I happened to be in the Robert Grusnick Public Safety Building for a meeting this morning and was able to poke my head into the Fire Department side of operations just in time for the Fire Department Command meeting. I wish I could have stayed for the entire meeting. Not that I know about firefighting, [...]

Attention Kids!

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger That’s right, this blog is for all of the children. We are expecting some very special visitors this evening in Downtown Auburn Hills, at the corner of Squirrel and Auburn Roads. They will be meeting Mayor McDaniel for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. There will [...]

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    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.