Commissioner LaBarre was elected to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners effective January 1, 2013.
Commissioner LaBarre was elected to the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners effective January 1, 2013, representing District 7, located in the eastern half of the City of Ann Arbor. For 2013 he serves as Chair of the Board Working Session Committee.
Born in Ann Arbor, Andy is a lifelong Washtenaw resident and a Pioneer High School graduate. Commissioner LaBarre earned his B.A. in Religion and Political Science from Wittenberg University and his Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Andy works at the A2Y Regional Chamber and previously served on staff of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (2004) and Congressman John D. Dingell from 2005-2011, most recently as his District Administrator. His past public service includes work on various board and committees, including the Ann Arbor Housing Commission; SOS Community Services Board; Center for Occupational and Personalized Education (C.O.P.E.), Advisory Board; Washtenaw Eastern Leaders Group; and the Washtenaw Success By 6 Leadership Commission.
Commission LaBarre is excited about the opportunity to serve and hopes to work on critical issues, including protection of human services, enhancement of environmental health and access, and efforts to make Washtenaw County a better place for its residents and a more attractive location for young people. Andy lives in northern Ann Arbor with his wife Megan (a special education teacher at Dexter High School), son Declan, and dogs, Yogi and Monster.
For 2013, Commissioner LaBarre’s Washtenaw County Appointments include:
- Area Agency on Aging 1-B
- Community Collaborative of Washtenaw County
- Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
- Washtenaw Metro Alliance