It’s with mixed emotions that we announce that Chief Legal Officer Jennifer Sink is leaving the City of Memphis, effective July 14, 2023. While her departure saddens me, I am happy for her to take on her new opportunity just down the street with Memphis Light Gas and Water as Vice President and General Counsel. Chief Sink was appointed Chief Legal Officer for the City of Memphis in January 2020 after serving as the Deputy Director of the Legal Division since 2016. As Chief Legal Officer, she has provided legal advice and counsel to the Mayor, division directors, and city officials on a broad range of legal matters. Some of her most notable matters where she has provided strategic legal oversight and counsel include the Tyre Nichols lawsuit, blighted conditions at Peppertree Apartments, removal of the Confederate statues, a variety of economic development projects such as Liberty Park and Downtown Mobility Center, and guiding the City during the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to her helping MLGW achieve greater outcomes for our community.
I am appointing Michael Fletcher as interim Chief Legal Officer. Already known to most of you, Mike has over 31 years of experience with the City of Memphis and served as Deputy City Attorney since 2016. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure a smooth transition and guide us through legal issues at the City of Memphis. Please help me welcome Mike in his new role.