Greenwood is hiring a lobbyist to persuade state lawmakers to help the city on a variety of issues, including possibly getting more money for road projects.
This week, the city hired Brian Burdick, attorney with law firm Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. Greenwood has hired lobbyists in the past, but this time the lobbyist won’t be looking for funding for a specific project.
Greenwood is paying the lobbyist $5,000 per month for six months with money from the city general fund. Burdick will track what happens during the legislative session and watch for grants and anything else that would help the city. He also could represent Greenwood on issues where the city disagrees with statewide interest groups, city council members said.