WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


[photo, John F. Barr, Board of County Commissioners, Washington County, Maryland] JOHN FRANKLIN BARR, Vice-President, Board of County Commissioners (Republican)



Vice-President, Board of County Commissioners, Washington County, since December 7, 2010 (president, December 5, 2006 to December 7, 2010).

Member, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, 2003-06, 2008- (chair, 2005-06). Member, Interstate Council, Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2006-10. Board of Advisors, University System of Maryland Hagerstown, 2006-. Board of Directors, PenMar Development Corporation, 2009-11, 2016-. Member, Emergency Services Advisory Council, Washington County, 2010-; Local Management Board, Washington County, 2010-; Mental Health Advisory Board, Washington County, 2010-; Transportation Advisory Board, Washington County, 2010-. Chair, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2011, 2014- (member, 2006-; executive committee, 2011-; secretary-treasurer, 2012; vice-chair, 2013). Member, Task Force to Study Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements for Electricians, 2013-14; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-.

Master electrician. President and owner, Ellsworth Electric, Inc., 1984-. Leadership Washington County, 1989. Co-Chair, Washington County Chapter, United Way Campaign, 2007-08. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 2016- (board of directors, 2011-; education subcommittee, 2011-; treasurer, 2012; secretary, 2013; 2nd vice-president, 2014; 1st vice-president, 2015; chair, 2014, and member, 2011-, legislative committee). Board of Directors, Washington County Chapter, American Red Cross; Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Member, Salvation Army; Community Foundation of Washington County. Married; four children, eight grandchildren.

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