Greg Phipps, a democrat, is an at-large member and former District 4 representative. He was appointed 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 consecutive terms until retiring in 2019.
Council Member Phipps previously served as Chair of the Budget & Governance Committee, the 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. 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, where he serves as vice chair, Economic Development, Budget & Governance, Great Neighborhoods and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Advisory Board.
Phipps is a graduate of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Citizens Academy, former member of the CMPD University City Leadership Council and vice president of Back Creek-II homeowners’ association. He also is past distinguished president of the Hidden Valley Optimist Club (2020-2021) and serves as lieutenant governor for Optimist International’s North Carolina West District #44. Board memberships include Camino Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Hidden Valley CDC.
Phipps is a retired national bank examiner with the U.S. Treasury Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 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 Financial Industry Advisory Services, LLC.
Greg Phipps received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing/management from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, 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 in Durham, North Carolina.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Phipps and his wife, Lemair, have three adult children.