Commissioner elected to serve as SEMCOG vice chairperson

Oakland County Commissioner Philip J. Weipert was elected as one of four vice presidents to serve as a Southeast Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) officer on June 27.  He is one of seven elected officials representing the seven-county Southeast Michigan region to serve on the 2016-2017 SEMCOG leadership team. He joins Oakland County resident Jeffrey Jenks, the immediate SEMCOG past chairperson from Huntington Woods as part of the team.
As an officer of SEMCOG, Weipert will work to solve regional challenges and enhance the quality of life for the seven-county region’s 4.7 million people.

“I am very honored to be elected as a SEMCOG vice chairman by all municipal leaders of the organization. I look forward to contributing and working collectively with members to improve the region,” stated Oakland County Commissioner Philip J. Weipert.

SEMCOG is a seven-county regional-planning agency that represents dozens of cities, villages, townships, and road commissions as well as school district governments with its’ membership.  SEMCOG controls federal air pollution and road improvement monies in Southeast Michigan.

“As a proven leader on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and a respected attorney, Phil Weipert will represent the best interests of Oakland County residents and businesses serving as a vice chair for SEMCOG,” stated Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell expressed his support by stating, “I want to congratulate Commissioner Weipert on his SEMCOG appointment.  Phil is an intelligent and capable individual and I am certain he will make a positive impact as a Vice Chairperson of SEMCOG.”

Weipert has served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for six years. He represents the communities of South Lyon and Wixom, and the Village of Milford. He also represents the Charter Township of Lyon and Milford Township in District #8. 

He currently serves as the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Planning and Building Committee’s chairperson. Weipert is a member of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Human Resources Committee. He is also recognized as the 2016 South Lyon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award recipient.

Weipert owns the Law Office of Philip J. Weipert of South Lyon. He is a 1988 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He graduated in 1983 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a B.A. and he is a 1978 graduate of Detroit Catholic High School.


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