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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Barfield selected to N.C. Institute of Political Leadership Board of Directors

Barfield NCINEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr., has been appointed to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. 

Barfield, who was first elected to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in 2008, will begin his role with the Institute of Political Leadership in January.  

“I’m humbled and honored to have this opportunity to work alongside some amazing leaders in our state through this nonpartisan organization,” Barfield said. “The Institute’s work across our state has been educational, eye-opening and something that has positively shaped how I approach my service to the citizens of New Hanover County. I’m looking forward to helping the Institute grow and educate others in leadership positions throughout our state.” 

Established in Wilmington in 1974, the N.C. Institute of Political Leadership offers curriculum to elected and appointed leaders across North Carolina, with content covering everything from campaigning to governing. Since its founding, more than 1,100 individuals have graduated from the Institute, with alumni working in public service in 82 of the state’s 100 counties.  

For more information on the N.C. Institute of Political Leadership, visit  

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