Leonard Hendricks…26 Years Later

Auburn Hills experienced a true honor today when we had the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Leonard Hendricks.  

Leonard retired 26 years ago after having served as Auburn Hills’ first City Manager.  With few words and humble as ever, Mr. Hendricks attended a gathering today with family, friends, and former and current colleagues for an unveiling ceremony for which he had no knowledge.   Continue reading “Leonard Hendricks…26 Years Later”

Leonard Hendricks…26 Years Later

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

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Statistics tell us that the 2nd leading cause of death for those ages 15-34 is, tragically, suicide. Additionally, that suicide remains a top-ten leading cause of death for people up to the age of 64.

In an effort to combat this, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be hosting the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at Stoney Creek Metro Park from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Continue reading “Out of the Darkness Community Walk”

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Tamera Eddington – Recognition Earned and Recognition Well Deserved!

On Thursday morning, October 5th, like most Thursday mornings, I attended a weekly Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club meeting.  Today we were lucky enough to share our meeting with Tamera Eddington, our wonderful and highly reliable Crossing Guard at Will Rogers Elementary.  Rain or shine, Tamera is there to make certain that children safely cross to get to school each morning and afternoon, like clockwork.   Continue reading “Tamera Eddington – Recognition Earned and Recognition Well Deserved!”

Tamera Eddington – Recognition Earned and Recognition Well Deserved!

On The Speaking Circuit

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Steve accepts a framed “Optimist Creed” for his office, presented by Morning Optimist Club President Paul Gudmundsen.

Educating the public about what we do is part of the role of local government leaders. Getting the word out about what is happening in the community is certainly something we take pride in here in Auburn Hills.  

This week our Community Development Director, Steve Cohen, is on a bit of a community speaking tour talking about growth and development in the community and the amount of investment that is currently taking place here in Auburn Hills. Steve started his day at 7:30 a.m. speaking before the Auburn Hills Morning Optimist Club.  

From there, he headed to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets where he presented the information again to a group of individuals representing the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce.  His third appearance is before the seniors at our Senior Center.  


Tom Tanghe, City Manager

On The Speaking Circuit

City Attorney Derk Beckerleg Wins Top Award

I had the privilege of being in Holland, Michigan yesterday to attend an awards presentation for the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA).  While this is not something I would normally attend, I was lucky enough to be there in support of our City Attorney, Derk Beckerleg, as he received the association’s top honor … Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award. 

Derk is an integral part of the Auburn Hills organization and does a tremendous job of representing the interests of Auburn Hills.  We are proud of Derk for receiving this award but even more so, we are proud to call him our City Attorney.


Tom Tanghe, City Manager

City Attorney Derk Beckerleg Wins Top Award

FCA US Veterans Committee Remembers 9/11

I had the privilege of being a guest this morning of the FCA US Veterans Group who paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 on this, the sixteenth anniversary of the horrific tragedy that took place in New York City.  Guests for the event were welcomed by the group’s chairperson, Roy Lee; followed by an invocation, a remembrance, and then a moment of silence with candles.  To conclude the event, guests recited the words to TAPS, something that I never knew existed.  Day is done, gone the sun, From the hills, from the lake, From the skies.  All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.  Special thanks to FCA US for including me in this morning’s remembrance and tribute.  I was honored to attend.  


Tom Tanghe, City Manager

FCA US Veterans Committee Remembers 9/11

Sweat Saturday Recap

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Early morning workouts are usually not my thing. I like to go to the gym in the afternoons, or sometimes the evenings. Usually, I go to a gym for a quick hour workout after I finish work. Light cardio and weight machines are my go-to. The overall goal is to keep my heart rate up, get my steps in, and trying to work off whatever sweet treat I had during the mid-afternoon funk I fall into. The gym for me is all about keeping in shape and preventing weight gain due to sitting at a desk for eight hours and studying for classes and all of the stress that comes with college. This event was also different because it was held at Riverside Park. I never had a full workout on the grass before, and although it was a bit wet from dew it was enjoyable. Continue reading “Sweat Saturday Recap”

Sweat Saturday Recap