Press Release: Auburn Hills City Manager Resigns
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Auburn Hills City Manager Resigns
City Council appoints Assistant City Manager as Acting City Manager

Media contact: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802;
Auburn Hills, MI—June 17, 2014—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, announced today that Pete Auger has resigned from his position as City Manager for the community.

Auger began his career with the City in January, 2008 when he was recruited as City Manager to manage the town of more than 20,000 residents and lead the staff of well over two hundred full time and part time employees. At Monday night’s regular City Council meeting, City Council accepted Auger’s resignation after the City Council and City Manager had mutually agreed that some of their goals were no longer aligned. The City Council recently completed its annual Goals and Objective workshop in late May.

“We want to thank Pete for his years of service and we wish him all the best”, said Mayor Kevin McDaniel.

Following the acceptance of Auger’s resignation, the City Council appointed Assistant City Manager Thomas Tanghe as Acting City Manager. Tanghe, who has served as the Assistant City Manager and Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the city since May 2001, is no stranger to local government management. In his twenty-fourth year in the business, Tanghe has served in managerial roles in two other Oakland County communities; the City of Lathrup Village and the City of Southfield. “Our staff and City Council are committed to the continued delivery of excellent and reliable services that residents and the business community have come to know and expect” said Tanghe. There is no plan to veer off that course.

Mayor McDaniel added, “Mr. Tanghe’s longtime role in the number two seat in Auburn Hills provides for the assurance that Auburn Hills will remain stable and in its continued growth mode.”

About Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at