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City Manager Charles B. Strome, III today announced the selection of Mark W. Blanchard to the position of Corporation Counsel.
Mr. Blanchard has an extensive background in municipal law, including the operations of state and local economic development agencies. Mr. Blanchard has previously served as senior counsel to the firm of Harris Beach PLLC, within their Municipal Law and Public Finance practice groups.
Prior to joining Harris Beach, Mr. Blanchard served as corporation counsel in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Yonkers. Mr. Blanchard has been involved in a wide range of municipal law issues including land-use and environmental matters, civil defense litigation, and special assignments involving labor and employment issues, code enforcement, and licensing agreements between the City of Yonkers and local businesses.
“Mr. Blanchard brings to the City a depth of relevant experience in the public sector, and private sector as well. We welcome him as part of our team,” said City Manager Strome.
Mr. Blanchard received his JD from Pace University School of Law and his BA from Lynchburg College. He will begin February 10.