(Saint Paul) – Mayor Chris Coleman announced today that he will appoint Sara Grewing to serve as City Attorney. Grewing replaces John Choi, who left to run for Ramsey County Attorney. She currently serves as Coleman’s Chief of Staff.
“I am proud to appoint Sara as the next Saint Paul City Attorney. During her time in my office, she has proven herself to be an outstanding manager and advisor – traits that will serve our city well as she sets out on this new challenge. Sara’s experience and judgment made her the clear choice to lead one of the most critical departments in the City,” Mayor Coleman said.
With a career spanning both government and law, Grewing will bring strong management and legal experienceto the City Attorney’s Office. As Chief of Staff for the Mayor, she was Coleman’s chief advisor, and is the former state director for Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Prior to working in the Mayor’s office, she served as an Assistant County Attorney in the Administration and White Collar divisions of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. In addition, she has served as an attorney at Flaherty and Hood, P.A, providing legal counsel to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. Currently, Grewing is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching courses in legislative advocacy.
Grewing graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the William Mitchell Law Review. She lives in Saint Paul with her husband Jonathan Schmidt, and is a board member of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation.