Bob Kittle Retires After 20 Years of Service on the Auburn Hills City Council

At the August 22nd City Council Meeting, Bob Kittle found himself on the other side of the podium, speaking to his City Council colleagues. After 20 years of service on the Auburn Hills City Council, Mr. Kittle announced he would be retiring from his position of Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem, effective the same day, to embark on his next phase in life.

Bob Kittle was first sworn-in as an Auburn Hills City Councilmember in 2002 when he was appointed to fill a vacancy. He has been re-elected ever since.  During his tenure, Mr. Kittle presided over exceptional growth in the community, witnessed economic hardship during the recession of 2008, and played a significant role in the City’s growing downtown. In addition, he supported providing additional funding needed to support the Fire Department and to provide a modest increase in staffing to serve the needs of the Auburn Hills of today.

[Left to Right] Councilmember Henry Knight, Councilmember Eugene Hawkins, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kittle, Mayor Kevin McDaniel, Councilmember Tim Carrier, Councilmember Brian Marzolf, City Manager Tom Tanghe, City Attorney Derk Beckerleg

Mr. Kittle took his talents for government finance, as a Co-Founder of Munetrix, and applied them to the City of Auburn Hills. As a Councilmember, he was consistently forward-looking and never strayed from his convictions. He was a commonsense advisor and without a doubt, always placed the taxpayer first.  Bob Kittle has left a lasting legacy at the City of Auburn Hills and will be dearly missed. He accomplished the ultimate goal of any elected official – he left his community in a better place than how he found it.

Andrew Hagge, Management Assistant