Greg Phipps, a democrat, is an at-large member and former District 4 representative. He was selected by City Council in February 2021 to serve out the remainder of a vacant at-large council seat through the next council election cycle. Phipps was first appointed to council in 2005 also to fill an open vacancy in District 4. He was subsequently elected to represent District 4 in 2013 and served three terms until retiring in 2019.
Phipps served as Chair of the Budget & Effectiveness Committee, Transportation & Planning Committee, was a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission and served as Charlotte’s lead delegate to the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO). He is a 2019 graduate of the inaugural class of the Catawba Wateree Water Management Group’s Citizen Water Academy. His current committee assignments include Safe Communities, Intergovernmental Relations, Workforce & Business Development and NASCAR Hall of Fame Advisory Board. Phipps is a graduate of the CMPD Citizens Academy, former member of the CMPD University City Leadership Council and vice president of Back Creek-II homeowners’ association. He was awarded Optimist of the Year for 2015-2016 by the Hidden Valley Optimist Club where he now serves as president.
Phipps is a retired national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – US Department of Treasury, Large Bank Supervision Division. His primary responsibilities included anti-money laundering compliance, global economic sanctions and large bank financial crimes investigations. Phipps is currently employed as Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC.
Phipps received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing/management from Hampton University in Hampton, VA., a diploma from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and an intensive study certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University - Durham, NC.
A native of Richmond, VA., Phipps and his wife, Lemair, have three adult children.