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

President, Board of County Commissioners, Washington County, December 5, 2006 to December 7, 2010, and since December 6, 2022 (member, Dec. 5, 2006 to Dec. 4, 2018, & since Dec. 6, 2022; vice-president, Dec. 7, 2010 to Dec. 2, 2014).

Member, Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Washington County, 2022-. Member, Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2023-.

Member, Emergency Services Advisory Council, Washington County, 2010-16; Local Management Board, Washington County, 2010-16; Mental Health Advisory Board, Washington County, 2010-16; Transportation Advisory Board, Washington County, 2010-18; School Security Task Force, Washington County, 2018. Past member, Airport Advisory Commission, Hagerstown Regional Airport; Advisory Commission to Board of Health, Washington County; Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board, Washington County.

Member, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, 2003-06, 2008-18 (chair, 2005-06). Member, Interstate Council, Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2006-10, 2014-18. Board of Advisors, University System of Maryland Hagerstown, 2006-18. Board of Directors, PenMar Development Corporation, 2009-11, 2016-18. Chair, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2011, 2014-16, 2018 (member, 2006-18; executive committee, 2011-18; secretary-treasurer, 2012; vice-chair, 2013, 2016-18). Member, Task Force to Study Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements for Electricians, 2013-14; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-18.

Raised in Boonsboro, Maryland. Master electrician. President and owner, Ellsworth Electric, Inc., 1984-2020. Leadership Washington County, 1989. Co-Chair, Washington County Chapter, United Way Campaign, 2007-08. Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011- (education subcommittee, 2011-; treasurer, 2012; secretary, 2013; 2nd vice-president, 2014; 1st vice-president, 2015; president, 2016). Board of Directors, First United Corporation, 2014-; First United Bank and Trust. Board of Directors, Washington County Chapter, American Red Cross; Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Member, Salvation Army; Community Foundation of Washington County; Presidents' Club, United Way of Washington County. Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2017. Married; four children, eight grandchildren.

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