John Barr, Leadership Education Scholarship, provides two more communities training for local officials
The Michigan Municipal League Foundation recently announced two new recipients of the John Barr Leadership Education Scholarship: Brian Jackson, newly elected 4th Ward representative of Lansing City Council, and Caroline Kennedy, assistant village manager of Elk Rapids. From the MMLF press release: “The John Barr Leadership Education Scholarship was established in March 2017 with a generous $10,000 investment from MML Foundation board member and Ypsilanti City Attorney John Barr. The scholarship was created from his vision to provide local elected and appointed officials with the knowledge and skills they need to lead and govern their communities. Matching donations from MML members, Foundation board members, and DTE Energy matched an additional $10,000. Five yearly, one-time scholarships of up to $1,000 for nonpartisan training of local elected or appointed officials will be awarded. The training must have a leadership component and practical application to the individual’s role as a public official in municipal government.” Click here for more information about the scholarship.