Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the appointment of Katherine Lewis to the role of City Attorney. Lewis advances to the role after having served as a Senior City Attorney for Salt Lake City since 2013. The City Council unanimously consented to the appointment.
“Katie’s incredible knowledge of and love for the City, as well as her experience counseling elected officials and city employees on complex transactions, litigation and policy, make her a perfect fit for this role,” Mayor Mendenhall said. “I have every confidence in Katie’s abilities and know that she will be an outstanding City Attorney.”
The City Attorney acts as the chief legal officer of the city and is responsible to the mayor and the city council for the proper administration of the legal affairs of the executive and legislative branches of city government.
In her prior position as Senior City Attorney, Lewis represented the City’s Economic Development Department, Redevelopment Agency, Real Estate Division, Building Services Division and Arts Council Experience.
Prior to working for the City, Lewis spent seven years as a real estate and finance attorney for Parsons Behle & Latimer, Utah’s largest and oldest full-service regional law firm. In this role, she built a wealth of knowledge related to real estate and finance transactions, zoning and land use law, and administrative and environmental law.