Jim Barnes is the Assistant Village Manager for Wellington. He joined the staff in 2003 as Assistant Director of Community Services, has served as Deputy Director of Environmental and Engineering Services, Parks and Recreation Director, Deputy Director of Operations, and Director of Operations. He was appointed to his current post in November of 2015. Prior to joining Wellington, Mr. Barnes worked in the public and private sectors in planning, development, and permitting.
Barnes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Florida Atlantic University. He is a certified planner with an advanced specialty certification in Environmental Planning by the American Institute of Certified Planners, a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional by the National Recreation and Parks Association, and a credentialed manager by the International City/County Managers Association. Jim is also a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional by the GIS Certification Institute and a Public Works Leadership Fellow of the American Public Works Association.
He serves on various boards and committees including the Florida Planning & Zoning Association, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Festivals and Events Association, and the American Public Works Association Florida Chapter Gold Coast Branch.