Busy Day at Auburn Hills University

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Yesterday, the Community Development Department had the opportunity to spend the day with the 6th class of Auburn Hills University (AHU).  Every year a small group of employees meet one day a month, for six months, to learn what each City Department does.

By getting together in AHU, we build our organization by discussing what we do in an informal setting.  Thus, we learn about and from each other.  This helps us become a better team.

We had an action packed agenda as you can see in the photos below.  By the end of the day our feet were sore, but everyone learned a lot.

Facility managers Jim Summers and Mike Willaert gave the class an extensive tour of the Palace of Auburn Hills.  This photo was taken inside the Piston's game day locker room.

Facility managers Jim Summers and Mike Willaert gave the class an extensive tour of the Palace of Auburn Hills. This photo was taken inside the Piston’s game day locker room.

At Riverside Park, Water Resources Cordinator Shawn Keenan talked about how the City protect its water.

At Riverside Park, Water Resources Cordinator Shawn Keenan talked about how the City protects its water.

In Downtown Auburn Hills, builder Dennis Burt talked to the class about the complexities of building the new Graduate Housing Apartment Complex and Parking Structure.

In Downtown Auburn Hills, builder Dennis Burt talked to the class about the complexities of constructing the new Graduate Housing Apartment Complex and Parking Structure.

Walking on the 4th floor of the new Graduate Housing Apartment Complex.

Walking on the 4th floor of the new Graduate Housing Apartment Complex.

The view is nice from the top of the new Downtown project.

The view is nice from the top of the new Downtown project.