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Auburn Hills, MI—October 4, 2018--The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is pleased to announce that Brandon Skopek began employment as the Director of Authorities this week. Mr. Skopek transitioned to this position after serving as the Assistant to the City Manager/DDA Coordinator for the City of Brighton.

“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Skopek to the Auburn Hills team. The entire City Council looks forward to continuing to create a more vibrant downtown through partnerships and collaborations, as well as continuing to develop the strategies to make that happen”, said Mayor Kevin McDaniel. “His experience and passion for local government will be a tremendous benefit to the entire Auburn Hills community”.

Mr. Skopek has spent his career in local government as a planning and economic development professional. He led the City of Brighton’s first comprehensive master plan update and oversaw its implementation. He also served as the project manager for the redevelopment of Downtown Brighton’s Millpond Bandshell and Amphitheatre. His responsibilities in Auburn Hills will include economic development activities through the City’s Tax Increment Finance Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, in addition to his focus on the Downtown with the Downtown Development Authority.

“It is truly an honor to be appointed to the position of Director of Authorities with the City of Auburn Hills”, said Mr. Skopek. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the community and to assist with the promotion and continued growth of the downtown and surrounding business community.”

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Public Policy and a Master of Public Administration, both from Oakland University.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to more than 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 80,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has four colleges and universities, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, which provides a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors.