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Dennis Barber

Title: Mayor

Municipality: Town of Newport

Position Interested In: District Representative - District 2

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

I have been the Mayor of Newport for 10 years. The Town of Newport has had many challenges  over the past several years, this include at least one  major Hurricane and  the Covid outbreak.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I am retired from the United States Coast Guard  as a Chief Warrant Office, with 22 years of service. I am currently a Major at the Carteret County Sheriffs Office, with 21 years of service.  I am a member of the Newport Rotary Club, the Chairman of the Hope Mission PEER recovery board, Chairman of the Carteret County Transportation advisor commission,, and Chairman of the Carteret County Mayors association.  I have served as Mayor  of Newport for 10 years.

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Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • CityVision Annual Conference

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process

  • Regional Meetings


Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

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