Thank You to John Barr and Our Foundation Supporters!
We’d like to thank all the supporters of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation’s fundraiser, held at the League’s 2016 Convention. The event was an enormous success! We met the $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge of Foundation board member John Barr by raising that amount from over 100 donors.
A special thanks goes to DTE Energy and our sponsors, KeyBank and Victory Capital Management.
Our fundraising helps to support and fund League programs including
- Municipal Educational Training
- Elected Officials Academy
Placemaking Plans & Implementation
- Green Communities Challenge
- Youth Scholarships
- Research & Publications
About John Barr
John has served as Ypsilanti city attorney since 1981. He also represents a number of other municipal clients. He is the senior attorney of the law firm Barr, Anhut & Associates, P.C. and is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Law School.
John is active in State Bar activities and is a past commissioner on the State Bar Board of Commissioners. He is a past president of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (life member), and the MML Legal Defense Fund. He is a recipient of the MML’s Special Award of Merit, The Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award, and the William L. Steude Ethics and Civility in Local Government Award. In 2012, he was honored with the State Bar of Michigan Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award. He is a fellow of both the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.
John is a frequent lecturer on legal matters. He taught business law at Eastern Michigan University, and has presented for the MML, Michigan Municipal Clerks Association, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Thank You to Our Generous Supporters!
John (Jack) O'Reilly