Our Mayor – SEMCOG's Chairperson

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is an organization in Southeast Michigan that brings together all governments to solve regional challenges. They enhance the quality of life for the seven-county region’s 4.7 million people. SEMCOG supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources.

SEMCOG’s work improves the quality of the region’s water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development. It serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

On June 22, Robert Clark, Mayor of Monroe, was elected by the leadership of SEMCOG as Chairman of their General Assembly.

“We are fortunate in Monroe and at the BDC to have Mayor Clark by our side as he has strengthened our community and shown us great leadership. Now, as SEMCOG’s Chairman of the Board, he will bring his talent, expertise, and energy to a broader range of Michigan. said Tim Lake, BDC’s President and CEO.

Mayor Clark was with the Michigan State Police for 30 years, served one term as council member in Monroe and has been Mayor of Monroe since 2010. He serves on SEMCOG’s Executive Committee, Finance and Budget Committee, Legislative Policy Platform Task Force, and Water Resources Task Force.

View Mayor Clark’s Commentary from SEMCOG’s Quarterly publication, Semscope, Summer 2017.