General Assembly - October 13, 2022

General Assembly - October 13, 2022
General Assembly - October 13, 2022 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, MI.
We look forward to seeing delegates and alternates at the General Assembly!

Event overview

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SEMCOG’s October 13, 2022 General Assembly meeting is packed with important content and input opportunities for local officials and staff. A year after discussing the New Future of Southeast Michigan and what it will take to make that future bright, the conversation continues. Plenary sessions for this event will focus on the 2050 Regional Forecast, including outcomes based on different scenarios, as well as SEMCOG’s Policy Platform for the 2023-2024 state and federal legislative sessions. Breakout sessions will feature how communities can prepare for fleet vehicle electrification and smart charging deployment; an update on water infrastructure legislation and funding; transportation safety priorities; updated tools from SEMCOG Data Analysis; strategies for commercial district revitalization; and an update on the region’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory and local strategies focused on mitigation and sustainability.


Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Welcome: Dave Coulter, Oakland County Executive

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Report from Chairperson: Chris Barnett, Supervisor, Orion Township

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary Session

2050 Regional Forecast and Scenarios

9:30-10:30 a.m.

University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Michael McWilliams, will present long-term 2050 regional forecasts for Southeast Michigan. They will also discuss additional scenarios for the region based on changing economic and demographic conditions. The regional forecast numbers will serve as control totals for producing community-level forecasts.


10:30-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 1

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

When registering, please select one of the following topics for the first concurrent session.

Environmental, Economic, and Fiscal Impacts of Fleet Electrification and Smart Charging
This session will provide an overview of the Smart Cities and Community Fleet Collaborative (SC2FC), highlight the environmental, economic, and fiscal impacts of fleet electrification and smart charging infrastructure deployment on communities, as well as best practices on Clean Fleet adoption.

Water Infrastructure Legislative and Funding Update
This session will summarize the challenges caused by deferred investment in drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems agreed upon by SEMCOG’s Water Infrastructure Task Force. This session will also provide an update on some of the latest funding opportunities from federal and state agencies including support for dedicated flooding and stormwater utility support.

Developing Regional Priorities for Transportation Safety
This session will include an overview of the Traffic Safety Task Force progress, an update on projects and initiatives to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in Southeast Michigan, and a chance to provide input on priorities for regional policies and ideas on how to implement them.


11:30-11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 2 

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

When registering, please select one of the following topics for the second concurrent session.

SEMCOG Data, Analysis, Forecast, and Online Applications

This session will highlight new development and updates to SEMCOG data and analysis in various subject areas, including a presentation on development expectation data that SEMCOG collected from communities and opportunities to provide additional input to SEMCOG’s 2050 Forecast.


Strategies for Supporting Commercial District Revitalization in Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan’s commercial districts are essential for economic development, small business growth, and meeting housing needs. While they vary in type and size, our region’s commercial districts are memorable places that attract visitors, workers, and current and future residents. In this session, a few communities will share their strategies for success, both during and after the pandemic, as well as their plans to evolve for increased revitalization.

Resiliency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This session will highlight progress toward SEMCOG’s regional greenhouse gas emissions inventory and include a case study focused on municipal sustainability practices. This session will also give attendees an opportunity to provide feedback on local mitigation strategies and resiliency goals for the region.

Lunch/Welcome to Troy: Ethan Baker, Mayor of Troy

12:30-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Plenary Session

State and Federal Legislative Advocacy
1:00-2:00 p.m.
The SEMCOG Legislative Policy Platform Task Force is working to develop a Policy Platform for the 2023-2024 State and Federal legislative session. The bipartisan Task Force is led by Chair Theresa Rich, Board Secretary, Oakland Schools; and Vice-Chair Frank Viviano, Supervisor, Macomb Township. This session will feature a panel discussion with state and federal policy experts, as well as an opportunity to provide input on key issue areas in SEMCOG’s 2023-2024 legislative policy platform.

For registration assistance, e-mail SEMCOG at or call (313) 961-4266.

Please register for this meeting below.  

For meeting information, contact Michael Spence at (313) 402-9380 or e-mail

10/13/2022 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
MSU Management Education Center 811 W Square Lake Rd Troy, MI 48098
Online registration not available.