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Downtown Park

What Should Be in the Downtown Park?

Help landscape architects and planners develop the look, feel and programming of a future downtown park for the City of Royal Oak.

We're looking for residents to participate in a visual preference survey workshop. The survey will consist of a series of park images that participants must score according to their preference using a clicker. Your input will be used to make decisions about the future built environment and programming of the downtown park.

There will be four sessions on Oct 6; 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.

Space is limited to 100 people per session. This event is FREE! We highly recommend that you RSVP to reserve your spot! Go to https://www.romi.gov/rsvp to register.

Arts Beats Eats

Arts, Beats & Eats is Here!

Arts, Beats & Eats begins today at 11:00 am and runs through Labor Day. The festival is free to enter until 5 pm on today (Friday) only. Admission on Friday after 5 pm is $7.

Festival admission is $3 until 3 pm, $5 after 3 pm, and $7 after 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

The promoter has put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and answers from Royal Oak residents at http://artsbeatseats.com/info-for-royal-oak-residents/

Don't get a ticket or towed!

Please note, within an approximate one-mile radius from the festival, all parking in neighborhoods is on a permit parking only basis. Police will be issuing $50 fines as a deterrent. Residents may report problems to Royal Oak Police, who also have the option to tow vehicles if resident parking problems are an issue.

Talent Strategy Summit

Talent Strategy Summit

The second annual non-profit Talent Strategy Summit is coming to Royal Oak on Sept. 12. This premier event is a great opportunity to learn and share strategies to recruit, develop, and retain diverse talent. Attendees can expect to be part of high-level discussions and gain immediate practical leadership skills. Richard Sheridan, CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations best-selling book, Joy, Inc. - How We Built a Workplace People Love, will talk about how to create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy and unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible. Darlisha Barnes, a native of Detroit, will speak on "Paint the Picture of Your Org's Culture from Recruitment through Retention," and Stefani Shaffer-Pond will speak on “Thin Ice and Burned Bridges: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Colleagues and Clients.”

If you go:

What: Talent Strategy Summit
Date: Wednesday, September 12 | 9:00 am– 3:30 pm
Location: Ford Educational Center – Detroit Zoological Society, Royal Oak

To register, go to https://bit.ly/2sY4WKo


Orson Starr House Museum Open House

The Orson Starr House Museum will host an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring along all of your Royal Oak Schools memorabilia to share!
Admission and parking for the museum are always FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. Questions about the museum? or want more information about this event, please call Isabelle 248.548.6638

I Di

I Dig Royal Oak!

We had a great time at the I Dig RO groundbreaking event! Thank you to everyone who came to who came out to play and dig at the site of our future police station and City Hall!

Check out our Facebook photo album of this event.

Cops & Doughnuts

Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.

Citizens Police Academy

Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy is Now Accepting Applications!

The Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy is an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings at the police station at 6:30 p.m. Classes last for approximately three hours.

The fall session begins Oct. 3, 2018. Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider's look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the academy. All potential applicants are screened before they are accepted. You will be notified no later than Sept. 30, 2018, if you have been admitted.

Questions regarding the academy should be directed to Lt. Al Carter at albertc@romi.gov.
Apply here: https://seam.ly/2c1IIqNG

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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September 10, 2017 through June 10, 2018)

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs


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Join thousands of your neighbors on the city's official Facebook page and get daily posts about the things that matter in our hometown.
Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

Senior Times

Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

Pay Online

Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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