Teamwork Personified

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Question:  How does Auburn Hills move so fast on development projects?

Answer:  Teamwork and Passion

A good example just occurred in our office.  With everyone busy with their own assignments, a call went out at 4:15 p.m. that we were up against the wall to get two legal notices delivered to the U.S. Post Office by 5:00 p.m. for mailing out to adjacent property owners.  Well, when you move fast, deadlines come fast.

What happened?  Five staff members dropped everything and rallied to stuff over 300 envelopes in 17 minutes to help their fellow co-worker.  These folks not only cared about their co-worker, but they did not want these important projects to be delayed.  Seconds ago, another staff member ran out the door to get to the U.S. Post Office before it closes.

Great Team!  Darren Darge, Shawn Keenan, Rick Oberlin, Benita LaLone, Elizabeth Brennan

Great Team! Darren Darge, Shawn Keenan, Rick Oberlin, Benita LaLone, Elizabeth Brennan

The fun thing about working for the City of Auburn Hills is that everyday is an adventure.   Thankfully, our staff always rises to the challenge.