by Chuck Jones
The Whitley County Council is made up of seven members. Four are elected from Districts and three are at-large. John Barrett represents the Smith and Union Township District which is District 1. John is from Churubusco and served in the United States Air Force for five years and after was a State Trooper for 27 years. More recently he was the Investigator for the Whitley County Prosecutor’s office and retired from that job in 2007. John was on the Town Council for 12 years and is currently serving his first term as a Whitley County Councilman.