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Interim County Administrator's Biography

Doug Barnes served Spotsylvania County for 38 years, in many capacities. He was hired initially to be the Landfill Supervisor in 1977 and eventually become the Director of Solid Waste management from 1986 to 1992. He was Director of Public Works from 1992 through 1998. He was the Director of General Services from 1998 through 2003. He served as Interim County Administrator, Interim Deputy County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator from 2003 to 2008. He became County Administrator in October of 2009 and retired on May 31, 2015. Mr. Barnes became the Stafford County Interim County Administrator on Friday, August 19, 2016.

Mr. Barnes has been active in the Spotsylvania community through his past volunteer work with the fire department, rescue squad and as an EMT. He has a B.A. degree in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration, from Lynchburg College. He is married, and is the father of four children and nine grandchildren.