Meet Virg Bernero
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is the chief executive of Michigan's fifth largest city. Bernero tackles the challenges of today's economy with a fierce determination to bring common sense to government and to create a favorable business climate for new, job-creating investments.
With Mayor Bernero's leadership, Lansing has leveraged more than $1 billion dollars in new investment that secured over 10,000 jobs. Bernero has eliminated more than $70 million in city budget deficits by making government more efficient and more accountable.
Virg Bernero is a seasoned veteran of Michigan's political scene, having served previously as a county commissioner, state representative, and senator in the Michigan Legislature. He also served as the executive director of a statewide non-profit association that helps families and children with illness.
Bernero is the proud son of a GM retiree and Italian immigrant who lived the American Dream and provided for his family of five by running a grocery business and then taking a job with GM.
Virg and his wife Teri, an elementary school principal, live in Lansing. They have two daughters, Kelly and Virginia.