Mackenzie is an Associate in Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley’s municipal advisory practice group and resident in our Sacramento office. She provides a wide range of support for our municipal clients in such topics as public records, conflicts of interest, and land use. She is Assistant City Attorney of Grass Valley and the City of Lakeport as well as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Yountville. She supports our general and special counsel clients in public law matters including open meetings, public records, conflicts of interest, land use and CEQA, public works construction, taxation, marijuana regulation, LAFCO issues and other topics.
While in law school, Mackenzie worked for federal and local agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley Law with Pro Bono Honors. Before law school, she graduated from Philadelphia’s Temple University summa cum laude with a BA in English and a minor in Political Science. During that time, she interned with the Stanislaus Family Justice Center, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, gaining exposure to a variety of local government and public service issues.
- Municipal Advisory
- California Public Records Act
- Conflict of Interest Laws
- California Environmental Quality Act
- Land Use
- Code Enforcement
- LAFCO Law