Goals and Objectives


Auburn Hills City Council

2022 Strategic Goals & Objectives

I.       Focus relentlessly on fiscal and operational sustainability

  • Continue to pursue new revenue streams, acting upon opportunities as they become available
  • Seek creative ways to reduce expenditures
  • Require consistent departmental budget implementation & accountability
  • Pursue a AAA bond rating
  • Explore opportunities to improve stormwater management 

II.     Deliver outstanding city services

  • Seek tech improvements in line with current trends in IT
  •      Enhance internal IT infrastructure
  •      Optimize our e-interface for residents
  • Identify new/additional opportunities for council & staff to engage citizens
  • Respond to generational & cultural needs
  •      Connect kids to mentors – job skills (engage Teen Council)
  •      Connect to kids 13-18 years of age
  •      Opportunity for growth: 21-50 year olds (incl. our corporate community)
  •      Enhance the cultural competence of our service delivery
  • Explore recreation partnerships for AH kids
  • Aspire to the Top 100 municipal golf courses for Fieldstone GC 

III.  Drive strategic community development

  • Further develop M-24/Opdyke Road Corridor
  • Support the effort to increase water flow in river corridor
  • Focus redevelopment efforts on TIFA, city-owned, and private properties
  • Continue downtown parking analysis

IV. Continue to grow and support a vibrant, sustainable, safe & connected community

  • Continue to enhance community engagement via communications, e.g., construction, developments, events
  • Continue to increase corporate engagement – monitor back-to-work configurations among major city employers via the (budgeted) 2022 business survey
  • Continue to connect with school-age children
  • Continue to keep Auburn Hills friendly and livable for all ages (Phase II)
  • Evaluate civic center campus security measures to protect employees and the general public
  • Decrease community risk, e.g., implement a Fire Safety Inspection Program
  • Seek to obtain missing Riverwalk parcels/easements
  • Redevelop the AH Skate Park 

V. Retain & attract high quality employees

  • Maintain and grow a talented, customer-focused workforce
  • Address deficits to attracting and retaining employees, across city departments
  • Invest in employees through ongoing training & development
  • Focus continuously on succession & business continuity planning
  • Incorporate diversity training for all city employees