Burns was first elected as a trustee to the village board in 1966 and served through 1968
Village Attorney James Burns received a proclamation from the board Tuesday in honor of his 46 years of service for Greendale that will soon come to an end. Burns was first elected as a trustee to the village board in 1966 and served through 1968. In 1969 he started in his current role as village attorney, which he will retire from Dec. 31. Burns said he attended more than 1,100 meetings in the village and joked that he decided it was time to retire when he realized Michaels was only 2 years old when he began serving the community. “It’s been fun,” he said. “Thanks.”
Area lawyer who represents many communities in southeastern Wisconsin will serve in Greendale on an as needed basis, replacing longtime village attorney James Burns.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, Greendale will have a new municipal lawyer. The Greendale Village Board Tuesday gave unanimous approval to appointing attorney John P. Macy as the new village attorney. He will replace current attorney James Burns, who has served in the position for 47 years. “I hope to bring my 32 years of experience here to assist you with your legal work and welcome the opportunity,” Macy said. In addition to Macy’s appointment, attorney Cynthia A. Lepkowski was named to an indefinite term as prosecutor for the village, which will take effect Jan. 1. Lepkowski is currently serving in that role. Village Manager Todd Michaels said the village sent out requests for proposals to more than 10 area law firms to fill the…