FROM STAFF REPORTS — STANARDSVILLE– After an eleven month search, the Greene County Board of Supervisors will introduce their newly hired County Administrator at tomorrow night’s (6/25) regularly scheduled meeting. John Barkley, most recently Town Manager of Round Hill, Virginia, will officially assume his new duties on July 8th.
Board Chairman Jim Frydl said, “The Board was impressed with Mr. Barkley’s experience, management style, communication skills and his proactive engagement with citizens and businesses. Fulfilling the position of administrator in a county as diverse as Greene is challenging, but the Board firmly believes Barkley will execute the job well and is confident that the community will come to appreciate his leadership”.
As Town Manager of Round Hill, Barkley was responsible for Operational and Capital Budgeting, Planning and Zoning, Investments, Human Resources, Economic Development, and the operation of a regional Water and Sewer Utility.
“Throughout the interview process, I have been taken by Greene County’s beauty and charm”, Barkley said. “My family and I are looking forward to making Greene our home”.
After Barkley received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and later earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, University of Baltimore, he began his career as a Management and Program Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC. He then spent four years as Special aid to the Mayor, City of Baltimore, Maryland. Barkley learned personnel and finance skills as Director of Finance and Human Resources, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore, Maryland. Barkley then held positions of increasing responsibility starting as the City Administrative Officer, City of New Carrollton, MD and progressing as Town Manager of Dumfries, VA, Colonial Beach, VA, and finally for the past five years as the Town Manager of the Town Of Round Hill, Virginia.
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