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

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Washington County, since December 5, 2006 (president, Dec. 5, 2006 to Dec. 7, 2010; vice-president, Dec. 7, 2010 to Dec. 2, 2014). 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-; School Security Task Force, Washington County, 2018-. Member, Airport Advisory Commission, Hagerstown Regional Airport; Advisory Commisson to Board of Health, Washington County; Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board, Washington County.

Member, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, 2003-06, 2008- (chair, 2005-06). Member, Interstate Council, Hagerstown-Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2006-10, 2014-. Board of Advisors, University System of Maryland Hagerstown, 2006-. Board of Directors, PenMar Development Corporation, 2009-11, 2016-. Chair, Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, 2011, 2014-16, 2018- (member, 2006-; executive committee, 2011-; 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-.

Master electrician. President and owner, Ellsworth Electric, Inc., 1984-. Leadership Washington County, 1989. Co-Chair, Washington County Chapter, United Way Campaign, 2007-08. President, 2016, and immediate past president, 2017, Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties (board of directors, 2011-; education subcommittee, 2011-; treasurer, 2012; secretary, 2013; 2nd vice-president, 2014; 1st vice-president, 2015; chair, 2014, & member, 2011-, legislative committee, 2017-). 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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