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    Anita Hitchcock
    456-4021
    Mission Statement
    It is our goal to be one of the best governmental legal teams in the country.  We will accomplish this by providing exemplary legal services to our clients while maintaining a high level of integrity, diversity and awesome customer service resulting in strong client and community relationships. 

     

     

    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. - Of Counsel
    Jessica L. Wood, Director 
    Thomas H. Forshee
    Patrick Beatty
    Civil Litigation Division - defends the City, its officers and employees in State and Federal lawsuits and administrative proceedings. 
    456-3181
    Patrick Lannen, Director
    Kristen Rewa
    Elliot Gruszka
    Lindsay Bondy
    Enforcement Division - prosecutes City Ordinance violations in Grand Rapids District and Kent County Juvenile Courts and provide training and consultation to City Departments which enforce ordinances. 
    632-5720
    Margaret Bloemers
    Don Passenger
    Nadine Klein
    Freedom of Information Act Coordinator -manages receipt and response to all Freedom of Information Act requests. 
    456-3101
    FOIA Coordinator
    City Attorney's Office
    300 Monroe Ave., NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
    foiareq@grcity.us