Change of Seasons

Yes, Michigan is very fortunate to enjoy all five seasons. Spring, summer, fall, winter and construction… With each seasonal change we change with it. It could be clothing, food, activity or drive time but it does help us mark the time as it marches by and we continue to make progress year after year. I [...]

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 [...]

Just a kid at heart

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger I recently had dinner with a few girlfriends. The conversation always starts off with quick updates on personal lives and family. Then, working for different municipalities, we tend to brag about what new and exciting programs and events are happening at work. If you would happen to [...]


Ever have one of those moments when you are back in time? Last night I did. I was invited to the Auburn Hills Boy’s and Girl’s Club to see their Leadership Awards ceremony. I was able to take two of my daughters and walk the halls of my childhood. So many memories. I remember walking [...]

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 [...]

To Go or Not to Go

I think Shakespeare once said something like that, “To Go or Not to Go, that is the Question”. I could be off a little. While working with two of our regional partner’s yesterday, Detroit Economic Club and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, we were able to squeeze in a quick peek at this year’s [...]

Calling All Young Professionals and Employers

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger Assistant City Manager Tom Tanghe will be speaking tomorrow, January 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm on how to Stop the Brain Drain: Retaining our Emerging Talent.  This presentation will begin at the DEN and will relocate to the newly constructed University Center in downtown Auburn Hills. Not only do [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I am biased

There I said it up front, so it is out of the way. But have you watched a Piston’s game this year. They are actually exciting to watch. I know it can be a long season and it has just started and they are about 500, BUT did you watch the games. Oh, and I’m [...]

  • Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

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