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Commissioner Jonathan Barfield, Jr. has been a resident of the New Hanover County since age one and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1984.  He is the owner of Barfield & Associates Realty, LLC and has been a licensed Realtor since 1997.   He served as president of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors in 2007.  Commissioner Barfield is married to Laura Renita Barfield and they have four daughters.  His favorite pastimes are reading and golf.
Term of Office
  • Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/1/08 to 12/1/12
  • Served as Chairman of the Board from 12/6/10 to 12/5/11 and from 10/1/12 to 12/3/12
  • Served as Vice-Chairman from 12/7/09 to 12/6/10 and from 12/5/11 to 10/1/12
New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative
  • Cape Fear Council of Governments Executive Committee Chairman
  • Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority/Wave Transit
    • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Transportation Advisory Council) Representative
  • Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Legion Sports Complex Commission
  • New Hanover County Board of Social Services
  • New Hanover County DSS Methamphetamine Task Force
  • New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Professional Organizations
  • NACo Transportation Steering Committee
  • NCACC Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee
  • NCACC Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
  • NCACC Mentoring Task Force Chairman
  • NCACC Tax and Finance Steering Committee
  • NC Sheriffs Education and Training Standards Commission (Governor’s appointee)

Community Involvement

  • Assistant Pastor of New Beginning Christian Church
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Children’s Museum Board of Directors
  • Former member of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman of Affordable Housing Coalition of Southeastern North Carolina