Week of 9.25.17

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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing

The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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oakland confidential

September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
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Barnett to be named 'America's Mayor'

07/14/2017 - Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has been elected as the Second Vice President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), and will become president of the organization and hold the title of "America's Mayor" in June 2019.

The title was granted in June at the USCM's 85th Annual meeting in Miami Beach. The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the country. Rochester Hills has a population of 70,995.

Barnett will be one of only six mayors from Michigan to hold the leadership position since 1932. Past Michigan mayors include the late Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido (2006); Detroit mayors Mayor Coleman A. Young (1982-1983), Jerome P. Cavanagh (1966-67) and Frank Murphy (1933); and Grand Rapids Mayor George Welsh (1947-49).

"To be recognized by my peers is the highest honor. I look forward to adding my voice and the collective voice of Rochester Hills residents to the national discussion. The success of Rochester Hills is a story I'm excited to share with my colleagues and the national media," Barnett said.

Barnett has served on the USMC's board of trustees, vice chair of the Environmental Committee; a member of the Finance and Audit Committee; and as a featured speaker on a number of Rochester Hills' success stories.

Barnett said he has focused on making the city the nation's preeminent place to live, work and raise a family. Since taking office in 2006, Rochester Hills has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, and currently has the lowest crime rate in the state. The city also has one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County and second lowest unemployment rate in the state.

"Being the mayor of Rochester Hills has been my dream job since 2006, and the chance to shape policy across the national and work with some of the most innovative minds on the planet is both humbling and awe-inspiring," Barnett said.

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