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Spitzley chosen to lead Lansing city council

Lansing city council photo
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Patricia Spitzley (standing, second from right) will lead the Lansing city council in 2017.

After four tries, the Lansing City Council finally has a new president. The council unanimously selected Patricia Spitzley.

The council had tried unsuccessfully to select a president at three previous meetings.

Spitzley says she intends to work with everybody, including mayor Virg Bernero. "I will be working with the mayor," Spitzley says, "and I will reach out to him. I think it's important as we work to move the city forward, we as council...have to work with the administrative, the executive branch. So, I will be working with him as well."

Carol Wood will serve as Vice President.

Brooke Allen served as local producer and host for Morning Edition, from June 2016-March 2018.
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