John Barr has served as Ypsilanti city attorney since 1981, advises several other municipal clients and has taught law at Eastern Michigan University. He credits the Michigan Municipal League for helping him succeed.
“I feel a big debt to the MML for all of the information and learning I’ve been able to access and all of the friends and connections I’ve made through the years,” said Barr, who is also a Foundation supporter. “Local government is the bulwark of the system, a protector of our democracy and freedom.”
The Foundation helps the League provide the training and information local leaders need to best serve their communities. Supporting the Foundation, he added, makes him feel like he’s helping society.
“As we go through life, I feel I’m very blessed and I want to give back,” Barr said. “It’s one way that, perhaps, I can leave society a little better than I found it.”