Jim Barnes is the Assistant Village Manager for Wellington. He joined the staff as Assistant Director of Community Services, served as Deputy Director of Environmental and Engineering Services, Parks and Recreation Director and Deputy Director of Operations. He was appointed to his current post in November of 2015.
Prior to joining Wellington, Mr. Barnes was employed by Palm Beach County in the Facilities Development and Operations Department. In his tenure there, he was involved in all aspects of facilities planning, design and construction. Mr. Barnes previously worked as environmental and urban planner in both the public and private sector. His planning experience includes:
- The preparation of local government comprehensive plans
- Environmental impact statements
- Planning, design and permitting of private land development projects
Barnes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners.