Lansing City Council goes through changes in leadership

By Micah Davis
Listen Up, Lansing

After gaining the votes of her fellow council members, Judi Brown Clarke was reelected as vice president of the Lansing City Council on March 30. According to Brown Clarke’s biography on Lansing’s website, Brown Clarke has a bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech science, and a master’s in education along with a doctorate in public policy and administration. Due to a change in leadership, the council was to elect and vote for a new leader as vice president. Council member at large Carol Wood said this process is usually taken care of at the first meeting of every year. However, after Derrick Quinney, previous elected president of the council, transitioned into and accepted another official position, there was an open spot left on the council.