Lansing hires first chief strategy officer

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- The city of Lansing has hired its first-ever Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).

Mayor Andy Shor has selected Shelbi Frayer for the new position, who comes to the city from the State Treasury Department where she served as executive director.

“Shelbi Frayer has tremendous experience in budget work and debt management,” said Mayor Schor. “I am proud to welcome Shelbi to the City of Lansing and I am confident in her ability to review our current City processes and make data-driven recommendations that will improve our financial stability in both the short-term and long-term, as well as help identify efficiencies.”

As Lansing's CSO, Frayer will look at short-term expenditures and long-term debts.

She'll also be responsible for reviewing and evaluating other processes within the city.

“I am excited and honored to be a part of the City of Lansing’s team in this new innovative role as Chief Strategy Officer,” said Frayer. “Creating this position shows the dedication from the Mayor, City Council and staff to improve where we live, work and play. I look forward to building relationships with invested stakeholders that are equally as motivated to serve the residents of our great City.”

Frayer earned her bachelor's degree in business management and administration from Northwood University. She earned her Master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University.

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