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2:54 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Bernero Appoints Janene McIntyre To City Attorney Post

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero has named Janene McIntyre to serve as city attorney.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero looks on as City Attorney Designate Janene McIntyre speaks with reporters at City Hall.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero looks on as City Attorney Designate Janene McIntyre speaks with reporters at City Hall.
Credit Scott Pohl / WKAR

McIntyre would replace Brigham Smith as city attorney. He left for a similar job in Connecticut earlier this year.

You know, i'm determined, but nobody would ever accuse me of being quiet. So, in that respect, she's a great counter to me. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero

Bernero describes McIntyre as "a real pro…with incredible, quiet determination."

McIntyre is a Lansing native who graduated from Cooley Law School in 2006. She’s currently with the public finance practice groups at Foster Swift Collins and Smith in Lansing.

If approved by city council, she would become Lansing’s first female and first African-American city attorney.