Council of Homeowner Associations
"State of the City
Mayor Vicki Barnett
City Manager Gary
7:00 pm City Council
Farmington Hills City
(Note: this meeting was previously
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Following a long-standing COHA tradition for the first general meeting of
the calendar year, Mayor Barnett and City Manager Mekjian will provide an overall summary of the state of our city, in areas such as finances, public safety, infrastructure and roads,
commercial and community development, and key issues, planning and goals for the future of Farmington Hills.
Time will be provided for questions and
Mayor Vicki Barnett’s service to Farmington Hills as an elected official began when she was elected to City Council in 1995.
Following were elections to Mayor in 2003, 2005, 2019, and 2021. She served as State Representative from 2009 to 2014.
Mayor Barnett has been associated with many important initiatives in the city including, for example, purchasing the
Costick Center, park system enhancements, the Citizen Corps Council for Emergency Preparedness, our low power emergency radio station; environmentally-sensitive landscaping and our
Gold LEED Certified City Hall; and preventing oil and gas drilling in residential neighborhoods.
has been of resident of Farmington Hills for more than 40 years. She received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from U of M (Dearborn), was President of the Michigan Municipal
League, Board Member of the National League of Cities, and other community organizations.
City Manager Gary
Hills City Manager since March 2021, Gary Mekjian started with the city in 2010 as Director of Public Services. He was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2016. Prior positions included Director of
Public Works and Engineering for the City of Southfield, Director of Public Services and Engineering for the City of Lincoln Park, and Director of Engineering for the Charter Township of West
Tuesday, March 21