Brian McGrain

Brian McGrain


Director of Economic Development and Planning, City of Lansing

About Brian

Brian McGrain serves as the Director of Economic Development and Planning for the City of. In this role, Brian oversees staff responsible for planning and zoning, building safety, development, code enforcement, and parking.  He provides guidance to the Mayor in economic development policy and program development.

Brian previously spent twelve years as the Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Brian also served five terms on the Ingham County Commission. During his tenure he served on the Board of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the Ingham County Economic Development Corporation, the Ingham County Land Bank and the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Brian received both his bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and his master’s degree in Public Administration and Urban Studies from Michigan State University.