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MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan

November 6th 2018

MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 4, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Water can mean different things to different people depending on the context. To some, the value of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands is measured in terms of the environmental impact.  To others the threat of flooded basements and […]

Ferndale Councilperson Melanie Piana Awarded Fellowship at Harvard

March 29th 2018

Ferndale Councilperson Melanie Piana Awarded Fellowship at Harvard Ferndale, Detroit, MI – Scott Benson, Detroit City Councilmember, and Melanie Piana, Ferndale City Councilmember, have been named Taubman Fellows and will attend the prestigious program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University this summer. Administered through SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of […]

Another Step Closer: A Look at the Gordie Howe Bridge

December 1st 2015

Another Step Closer: A Look at the Gordie Howe Bridge (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Dec. 1, 2015) Last week, Canada celebrated the opening of the Herb Gray Parkway – essentially a $1.4-billion driveway to the new Gordie Howe Bridge. Michael Cautillo, head of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, charged with building and operating the […]

Candidate Interview: Jeff Jenks Huntington Woods Commissioner (video)

October 13th 2015

Candidate Interview: Jeff Jenks Huntington Woods Commissioner (video) (C. Proxmire, October 13, 2015) Huntington Woods Commissioner Jeff Jenks is running for re-election, and in his candidate interview with oc115 the seasoned public servant gave many reasons why he hopes people will vote for him. Jenks brings extensive education and experience to the table. Not only […]

Public Invited to Learn about Transit Options for Woodward Avenue

November 30th 2012

These events are aimed at giving local residents, business owners, and community, government, and agency leaders opportunities to learn about, and give their input on, possible mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor.

Fire Dept Merger Study in progress, Ray Riggs Explains

April 4th 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department and the Hazel Park Fire Department have long been discussing the idea of a merger. In order to make that happen, the cities have enlisted the help of SEMCOG (South East Michigan Council of Governments) and consultant Ray Riggs.