GR city attorney announces resignation

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids City Attorney Catherine Mish announced on Friday that she is resigning.

According to a press release, Mish has accepted an “Of Counsel” position with the Grand Rapids office of the Dickinson Wright Law Firm. She will transition to private practice in April.

Mish was appointed as the city attorney in May 2008 by the Grand Rapids City Commission. She has also served as an attorney in the Grand Rapids Department of Law since Oct. 2002.

“It has been a privilege to serve with the able staff in the City of Grand Rapids Department of Law for the past 13-1/2 years, and to serve as City Attorney for the past eight years,” Mish stated in the release. “At the same time, I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and career, and to the exciting possibilities offered by joining a prestigious law firm such as Dickinson Wright.”

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said she appreciated Mish’s counsel and wished her the best.

“Catherine has been a tireless advocate and defender of the City of Grand Rapids,” Bliss said. “We appreciate her professional advice, diligent work and strong belief in the City and its people.”

The release stated that the Grand Rapids City Commission will soon address the procedure for appointing a new city attorney.

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