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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 and 12/3/2018 to 12/2/2019
  • Served as Vice-Chairman from 12/7/09 to 12/6/10 and from 12/5/11 to 10/1/12
  • Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/1/2012 to 12/3/2016
  • Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/2016 t0 12/2020
New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative
  • Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees (Governor Appointee)
  • Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority/Wave Transit
    • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Transportation Advisory Council) Representative
  • Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
  • Legion Sports Complex Commission
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • New Hanover County Parks Conservancy
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Greater Wilmington First Tee Board
  • 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
  • NCACC Board of Directors Representing District 4

Community Involvement

  • Member Sanctuary of Wilmington
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Former member 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