Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager
Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.
City Manager, Auburn Hills, MI
Pete has been working in public service for the past twenty nine years including his service in the U.S. Army where he was a non-commissioned officer. As a much younger man he was very involved in athletics playing college and semi-pro football and also playing international basketball representing the army. He credits much of his leadership experiences on team building back to the basics in team sports and his military service.
Pete received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice (in three years) from Ferris State University and completed his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Oakland University. He also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and is a Credentialed City Manager through the International City Managers Association. Pete also completed Leadership Oakland Program (class XIX from all reports the best Leadership Oakland class to date).
Mr. Auger prides himself on building teams to accomplish community goals, raise standards and create more opportunities. Some of these efforts have been noticed through his team’s accomplishments in areas like the Michigan’s Best Well Head Protection Program that also won the Best Well Head Protection Program in the Country or the Best Water Utility in Michigan for Communities with less than 20,000 populations.
Communities that Pete has worked for has changed their environments and have saved over tens of millions of dollars while leveraging current revenues of these organizations for over ten million additional dollars.
Pete sits on, and has sat on or chaired many Michigan Local Government Management Association and Michigan Municipal League Committees. He is on the Army Board for the Greater Detroit Area and sits on the national Steering Committee for the Mayors Automotive Coalition (MAC).
But one of Mr. Auger’s biggest accomplishments is at one time for three consecutive years he was a finalist for the coveted National Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes and received letters from Ed McMahon.
Pete is married to Jennifer and has four daughters.
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