PRESS RELEASE: Mayor McDaniel Re-Elected to Third Term


City of Auburn Hills Announces 
Mayor Kevin McDaniel Re-Elected to Third Term

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Auburn Hills, MI.---November 28, 2017---The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, announced today that Kevin McDaniel has been re-elected by his peers on the Auburn Hills City Council to serve as Mayor for another two-year term. As a fourth generation and life-long resident of Auburn Hills, Kevin McDaniel has served on the City Council since 2007.  He was first elected as Mayor in 2013.  With his election at the November 27th City Council meeting, Kevin McDaniel begins his third term as Mayor of Auburn Hills.

“I am honored to serve the residents for a third term as Mayor.  I am humbled by the support of the City Council and grateful for the opportunity to continue leading the City into the future.  I have truly enjoyed serving on the City Council for the past 10 years. We have an amazing team here and I am confident that the best is yet to come,” says McDaniel. 

During the meeting, Mayor McDaniel took the opportunity to thank outgoing Mayor Pro-Tem, VeRonica Mitchell and presented her with a plaque in recognition of her outstanding years of service.  Mitchell did not seek re-election to the Council in the Nov. 7th election.

In addition, Mayor McDaniel also congratulated City Council Members John Burmeister, Bob Kittle and Henry Knight on their re-election to office and welcomed new City Council Member Ron Moniz.  City Council Members Maureen Hammond and Cheryl Verbeke continue to serve the second half of their four-year terms won in 2015. 

Also at the November 27th meeting, the Council voted John Burmeister as Mayor Pro-Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem performs the duties of the office of the Mayor when the Mayor is unavailable.  John Burmeister most recently served on the Planning Commission and is involved with numerous programs at the City.  He was first elected to the City Council in 2013.    

“It is such an honor to serve in the capacity of Mayor Pro-Tem.  As community leaders, we are committed to providing the best environment for our residents and businesses, ensuring that Auburn Hills is a wonderful place to live and work,” added Mayor Pro-Tem Burmeister. 

Mayor McDaniel currently serves on the Retiree Health Care Board, the Pension Board, and Downtown Development Authority Board. As Mayor Pro-Tem, Mr. Burmeister will join Mayor Mc Daniel on the Health Care and Pension Boards.

Auburn Hills is managed under the Council/Manager form of government, with Thomas A. Tanghe in the position of City Manager.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. 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, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 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