Mayor Weinberger appoints Ian Carleton as city attorney
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced the appointment of Ian P. Carleton, Esq. as City Attorney for the City of Burlington. Carleton currently is a partner and shareholder at the Burlington law firm Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C. and a former Burlington City Council President. Weinberger has asked the Board of Finance and City Council to approve the appointment at their April 30, 2012 meetings.
“I’m humbled and grateful that Ian has agreed to step away from his successful law firm practice and return to serving the City of Burlington,” said Weinberger. “I’ve known Ian as a friend, advisor, leader, and public official for more than a decade and have tremendous confidence in his legal and management abilities, as well as his commitment to our City. Ian is exceptionally qualified for the position of City Attorney, having precisely the experience Burlington needs right now in the City Attorney’s office at a time when the City is facing several highly significant and time sensitive state and federal civil actions that require diligent supervision. Ian will make significant contributions toward our effort to restore the public trust in City Hall.”
At the announcement, which took place in City Hall’s Contois Auditorium, Carleton shared that one of his key priorities will be to resolve the Burlington Telecom-related litigation in a manner that is most favorable to the City and its residents. Carleton also spoke about the significance of returning to City of Burlington public service.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to once again serve the City, and I’m looking forward to partnering with our new Mayor and the City Council to give Burlington the proactive and responsive government it needs and deserves,” said Carleton. “I appreciate Miro’s confidence in me and am honored by this appointment.”