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Departments

    Catherine M. Mish
    Mission Statement
    The Mission of the Department of Law is to provide the City of Grand Rapids, the Mayor and City Commissioners, the City Manager and the Departments of the City and the City's elected and appointed Boards and Commissions with exceptional legal service and service delivery at a reasonable cost.

     

     

    DIVISIONS STAFF
    Municipal Affairs Division - provides legal advice and counsel to the Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and all departments, Boards and Commissions of the City. 
    456-3181 

    Elizabeth White, Deputy City Attorney
    Preston Hopson, Jr.
    Thomas H. Forshee
    Kristen Rewa

    Civil Litigation Division - defends the City, its officers and employees in State and Federal lawsuits and administrative proceedings. 
    456-4026

    Margaret Bloemers, Director
    Bernard Schaefer
    Patrick Lannen
    Ta-Tanisha Manson

    Enforcement Division - prosecutes City Ordinance violations. 
    632-5720
    Michael Tomich, Director
    Anita Hitchcock
    Nadine Klein
    Police Legal Advisor - provides specialized legal advice counsel to the Police Department. 
    456-4026 
    Margaret Bloemers
    Freedom of Information Act Coordinator -manages receipt and response to all Freedom of Information Act requests. 
    456-4023
    FOIA Coordinator
    City Attorney's Office
    300 Monroe Ave., NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
    foiareq@grcity.us