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What SEMCOG doesSEMCOG was established in 1968 as a regional planning partnership in Southeast Michigan. We are accountable to local governments who join as members. Membership is open to all counties, cities, villages, townships, intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. Citizens are represented at SEMCOG through their local elected officials. Funding for SEMCOG is provided by federal and state grants, contracts, and membership dues. SEMCOG Bylaws.
SEMCOG supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. SEMCOG's plans improve the quality of the region's water, make the transportation system safe and more efficient, revitalize communities, and spur economic development.
As the region's designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, SEMCOG is responsible for regional transportation planning
As the Michigan State Single Point of Contact (SPOC), SEMCOG reviews select federal grant applications for a variety of local, regional, and state projects in relation to regional plans and policies.