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City of Auburn Hills



About Us

Located 30 miles north of Detroit, Auburn Hills is one of the fastest growing suburban cities in southeastern Michigan. It is also home of The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Pistons as well as Chrysler and many other corporations. Auburn Hills offers easy highway access to the state's major urban markets and manufacturing centers, and is close to two airports.

Auburn Hills began as the town of Auburn in 1821 at what is today the corner of Auburn and Squirrel Roads. Situated on the Clinton River, it was named by Aaron Webster, the first settler, for Auburn, New York. His sawmill and grist mill attracted settlers to Auburn. After the streets were laid out in 1826, Auburn rivaled nearby Pontiac until the 1860s, when it lost its prosperity. The town was renamed Amy in 1880, and it officially became Auburn Heights in 1919. The area to the north was Pontiac Township, which bordered the city of Pontiac on two sides.

Pontiac Township and Auburn Heights together became the City of Auburn Hills in 1983. The first use of the name ''Auburn Hills,'' in 1964, was by Oakland Community College. They named their campus (a former Nike missile base) at Featherstone and Squirrel roads for the town and the hilly terrain in the area. Besides Oakland Community College, two other colleges, Oakland University, and Baker College, have campuses partially within the city limits.

Auburn Hills roughly follows the course of Interstate 75 and is home to a thriving business community. Today, the city's many tech and office buildings cause its population to swell to 80,000 during the workday.


  • A business community with a small town feel
  • Several parks and recreational areas
  • Two colleges, one university and a law school have campuses either partially or fully within city limits
  • A corporate business and research & development hub
  • Open for further development!


Chrysler has made Auburn Hills its home.
Cobblestone Manor
Downtown Auburn Hills
Elwell Grill
Fieldstone Golf Club
Auburn Hills Public Library
The Palace of Auburn Hills - Home of the Detroit Pistons!
Farmers' Market in Downtown Auburn Hills
Squirrel Rd in the fall
Sweet treats from Sweets!
The Tree Lighting


City of Auburn Hills Program Coordinator - Senior Services
Category: Government
Program Coordinator – Senior Services Department -FT We are seeking a highly motivated, compassionate creative individual who is excited to help promote healthy active aging, volunteerism and socialization for older adults. You will be part of a team who is passionate about community programing, believes in mind, body, soul and wellness when providing programs and services to residents in the more
Phone:(248) 370-9353
Bus Drives for Senior Transportation Program
Category: Government
Bus Drivers for Senior Transportation Program - PT Seeking caring compassionate individuals who love to drive and would enjoy driving older adults to their medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other business appointments. These are part time positions, couple days a week. Chauffer license required within 2 weeks of hire. This is a great position for someone who wants to give back to the more
Phone:(248) 370-9353

Rep/Contact Info

Jeff Baker
Police Chief
Pauline Beckett
Senior Services Program Coordinator
Andrew Hagge
Management Assistant
Sage Hegdal
Recreation Director
Christina Hepner
Media & Communications Specialist
Bianca Karjo
Human Resources Development Generalist
Shawn Keenan
City Planner
Shawn Keenan
City Planner
Brian Miller
Mandy Mullins
Brandon Skopek
Director of Authorities
Aaron Stahly
Deputy director DPW
Ellen Taylor
Fire Chief
Quintessa Tuff
Executive Assistant to Chief Baker
Tim Wisser
Crew Leader

Chamber Trustees