County closes in on new administrator

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 03:59 PM.

Barwick received his Bachelor of Science in political science, certificate of public administration, and Master of Science degree from Florida State University.

Most recently, he has worked as the county coordinator of Jefferson County, a post he has held since July 2012. Previously, he was a county manager of Brantley County from September 2009 to July 2012. There, he worked with commissioners to reduce operations debt by more than $2 million, while lowering the tax millage rate.

He worked as a county administrator for the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners, where he managed the county budget of $30 million and directed administration of 175 full-time employees. He also worked as a development representative for the bureau of seafood and aquaculture, November 1993 to March 1997. He also worked as a secondary school instructor in Wakulla County, August 1991 to November 1993; and Gadsden County, August 1990 to August 1991.

Lyndon Bonner

Bonner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, then attained a Master of business administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. Bonner was the manager for the North Miami Beach city council from March 2011 to September 2012. April 2008 to February 2011, Bonner served as county administrator of Okeechobee County, where he secured funding and completed more than $7.5 million in capital improvements. The monies were used to restore the county's courthouse as well as build an emergency operations center.

He was the city manager in Bunnell from May 2002 to May 2006. There, he "embarked on an aggressive campaign that resulted in the incorporation of over 87,000 acres into the city."

Bonner included in his application that he is married, and that he and his wife have an 8-year-old son.

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