Michael is a 26-year resident of Rochester Hills and a graduate of Rochester Adams High School within the Rochester Community Schools district, where he now serves on the Foundation Board of Directors. Webber graduated from the James Madison College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. He is married to his wife Julia – a graduate of Rochester High School – and the couple welcomed son James to their family in March 2013.
In 2014, Michael was elected as the State Representative representing the Greater Rochester area in the Michigan House of Representatives. Serving the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills and part of the Charter Township of Oakland, Michael is currently serving his first 2-year term. Michael was assigned to serve on five standing House committees on Energy, Insurance, Tax Policy, Criminal Justice and Government Operations.
For seven years Michael served on the Rochester Hills City Council as an at-large (elected city wide) member. For the final three years on council, he was elected by his peers to serve as the Vice President of the City Council. Michael had the opportunity to work on numerous issues for the betterment of our community. Rochester Hills now uses a multiple year budget, maintains an AAA Bond Rating and has the second lowest unemployment rate in the state.
In addition to Webber’s service on the Rochester Hills City Council, he also works as a licensed insurance agent. In this role, he works with clients in both the private and public sector with a focus on risk management and best practices. Prior to his work as an insurance agent, Webber served for nine years within Michigan state government on the staff’s of Governor John Engler, Speaker of the House Rick Johnson, State Senator Nancy Cassis, State Representative John Proos and State Representative Marty Knollenberg.
In 2013, Michael served as the 58th President of the Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees). Since 1958, the organization has provided young adults in the Greater Rochester Area with leadership training, promoting the welfare of the community and its citizens through service projects. Some annual projects include delivering Easter baskets to area seniors, Safety Town, the Tunnel of Terror and the Christmas Shopping Tour for disadvantaged children. In 2013, the Rochester Area Jaycees were recognized as the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Non Profit of the year.
In addition to his role with the Jaycees, Michael served on the Older Persons’ Commission Governing Board and also served as Chair of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee. Webber is proud to be a graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership program in 2006 and was named one of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s “Elite 40 under 40” for 2013.