City Manager Auger Speaks on WJR

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

“It’s such an exciting time to be in Auburn Hills.”   You can feel his passion.  The sense of pride in his hometown community that just emanates from his voice.

City Manager Pete Auger was interviewed on News/Talk 760 WJR yesterday and did a fine job representing our town.  Pete appeared on the Prosperity Agenda radio show and discussed placemaking, economic development, and all the new things happening here.

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The Prosperity Agenda is an hour-long, monthly show that has been airing since 2010.   The show, hosted by Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League, challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work, and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities.

Click here to listen to the interview  (scroll down to the last segment in the program with Pete’s name and picture next to it).

He addressed the following topics:

  • The City’s plan for Downtown Auburn Hills and the desire to create a “great place” that has a sense of identity.
  • The new economic development Auburn Hills has been experiencing.
  • Preparing for the housing and service needs of aging Baby Boomers and the Age-Friendly Auburn Hills initiative.
  • How many Federal and State policies negatively impact local governments and how things can get better with improved collaboration and leadership.

Enjoy the interview.