CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte City Council hired Patrick Baker to serve as the next city attorney.
Baker, who currently serves as the city attorney for the City of Durham, has extensive experience in municipal law, including civil litigation, employment law, constitutional law, land use, public records and legislative advocacy.
Prior to becoming Durham city attorney in 2008, Baker served four years as the Durham city manager.
“Patrick’s diverse skill set, effective counsel and collaborative approach to leadership will benefit our entire city,” Mayor Vi Lyles said.
Baker serves as president-elect of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys and International Municipal Lawyers Association.
Baker, who will earn an annual salary of $254,000, is set to begin his new role in March.
“I’m honored and humbled to begin this new journey,” Baker said. “I’d like to thank the city council for their confidence in my abilities, and I look forward to calling Charlotte home.”