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About Greg

Frequently Asked Questions

What or who inspires you to be a school board member?

“I come from an education family. My father was a teacher and then an elementary school principal downriver, and my aunt was a principal at a Catholic high school in New York state. I am inspired by the dedication and perseverance of our teachers, administrators, and support staff, and all their efforts in teaching our kids particularly dealing with the challenges of the past two years. I joined the Board almost seven years ago after observing the fine education my kids received in this district. I want to make sure that excellence continues into the future.”

Why do you serve on the Board of Education?

“To give back to the Clarkston education community and maintain our standards of excellence. My kids both received a fine education at CCS, and I want to help ensure that excellence continues for future generations”.

What are you most proud of in your Board service? 

“How well the CCS Board, Administration, teachers, and support staff  have worked together as a team in my 7+ years on the Board, and particularly to get us through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are a high-functioning Board who focuses first and foremost on what is best for our kids."


More About Greg


Married to Wendy for 30 years

Two children - both CHS graduates: Samantha (2017), Miguel (2021)

Lived in school district 30 years


Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education

Board member  2015-present

Treasurer 2016-2018

Vice President 2019-present

Policy Committee 2015-2019; Chair 2016-2019

Teaching and Learning Council (two years)

Transportation Committee (two years - currently serving)

Student Reinstatement Committee (two years - currently serving)

Recipient of Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Award of Distinction (Level 3 with 395 education hours)



Community Activities and Awards


Member - Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

Associate Member - Michigan Association of Planners

Director and Treasurer - Friends of Clarkston Lacrosse- 2015-present


Member (1978-1995) and held numerous local, state, and national offices with the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) including:

President – Michigan Jaycees 1986-87- chief elected officer of a 7,500 member     organization with about 150 chapters and a 40-person Board of Directors.

Legal Counsel – United States Jaycees 1987-88

Credentials and Elections Chairman – United States Jaycees 1987-89

President – Deer Lake Farms Subdivision Association 2003-2015 (150 lot subdivision)

Former volunteer attorney for North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy (now known as Blue Heron Headwaters Conservancy)

Oakland County Republican Executive Committee (two terms)

Sixth Congressional District Executive Committee (two terms)

Delegate to several Republican County and State conventions

Recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young People of Michigan 1986



1975  Bachelor of Arts (with distinction), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Several awards in Debate and Forensics

1978  Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Professional Experience

1995 – present: Member, Adkison, Need, Allen, and Rentrop  PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI Michigan

1984 – 1995: Partner, Booth, Patterson, Lee, Need & Adkison, Waterford, Michigan

1978 – 1984: Associate, Booth, Patterson, Lee, Karlstrom & Steckling, Waterford, Michigan


Areas of Expertise in Legal Practice

Municipal Law, Zoning and Land Use, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Law

Currently general counsel for Springfield Township and the West Bloomfield Township Parks and Recreation Commission,  City Attorney for Pleasant Ridge, and special counsel for the City of Northville.


Greg at CHS Graduation