New TIFA board member appointed

Auburn Hills appoints new member to TIFA board of directors

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Auburn Hills, MI—June 27, 2013—The City of Auburn Hills is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Patricia Dolly to the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) board of directors for the term ending February 2015. TIFA captures growth in the tax base and reinvests that capture back into community infrastructure improvements such as roads, water, sewer and site development. Dr. Dolly’s appointment was made at the Auburn Hills City Council meeting on Monday, June 17.

Auburn Hills TIFA   Patricia DollyDr. Dolly is the Senior Adviser to the President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Oakland University and previously served as president of Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills campus until 2013. She is also a member of several civic and philanthropic organizations.

“Dr. Dolly has established deep roots in the Auburn Hills community and we are thrilled to have her leadership on the TIFA board,” said Tom Tanghe, Auburn Hills’ Assistant City Manager and the Executive Director of TIFA. “She will ably combine her professional experiences with lessons learned from her many civic and charitable endeavors to help the TIFA board continue its mission to support infrastructure improvements and enhancements in the City of Auburn Hills.

Dr. Dolly earned her doctorate in educational leadership at Western Michigan University (WMU), holds a master’s degree in organizational communication and a master’s degree in educational leadership, both from WMU, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids and an associate’s degree in applied arts from Grand Rapids Community College.

About Auburn Hills

Celebrating 30 years in 2013 as a city committed to innovation and growth, Auburn Hills is home to more than 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. 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 five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at