MML Foundation Fundraiser Smashing Success!

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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

jmb-2102John 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!

Mike Gunter

Rose Powell

Eileen Steadman

Bradley Jacob

Matt Baumgarten

Jeffery Brancos

Cathleen Edgerly

Peter Frazier

Nathan Henne

Sam Janson

Steve Jazwiec

Larry Moss

Sue Osborn

Marcus  Peccia

Lois Richardson

Colleen Skornicka

Jessica   Thomas

Dennis   Champine

Brad Dick

John Dupray

Jennifer Frankfort

Larry Nielsen

Allison Quast-Lewis

Sylvia Warner

Matt Bach

Robert LaFave

Bryan Barnett

Robin Beltramini

Rosalynn Bliss

Catherine Bostick-Tullius

Michael Cain

Jeffrey Campbell

Mary Charles

Marty Colburn

Gerald Coon

William Galvin

Mohammad Hassan

Ken Hibl

John Hoppaugh

Kathleen Kennedy

Valerie  Kindle

John LaMacchia

Andy LeCureaux

Richard Lewis

Karen Majewski

Marc  McKee

Alan Muse

Gary Nelund

Mark Nickita

Jackie Noonan

Gregory Pawlica

Larry Peck

Wayne  Schmidt

Francis  Schuleit

Mark Slown

John Sullivan

Brandon Fournier

Deborah Walton-Medley

John (Jack) O'Reilly

Chris Barnett

Robert   Binson

Ryan Bladzik

Jack  Blanchard

Brian Boyle

Michael Burns

Maureen Donker

Shanna  Draheim

Rob Ferrari

Audrey  Forbush

Luke Forrest

Mike Forster

Donald  Fracassi

Joseph Greene

Kathy Grinzinger

Jefferyn Harris

Gary Heidel

Rebecca Hopp

Lee Kilbourne

Diane Klobucker

Paul Lippens

Anthony Minghine

Summer Minnick

Jacqueline Noonan

Melanie Piana

Amy Roddy

James Rundborg

Ken Siver

Kelly Warren

Marty Wazbinski

James Wonacott

Robert   Clark

Bill Costick

Jeffery   Jenks

Lynn Markland

Bill Mathewson

Mark Meadows

Susan Rowe

Debbie  Leich

Stephen Schultz

Jeffery Scott

Howard Schifinger

Carla Gribbs