|Oliver L. Baines III, Councilmember|
2600 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Gregory A. Barfield
Chief of Staff
Mr. Gregory Barfield provides the day to day leadership in support of the Councilmember Oliver Baines’s agenda. As Chief of Staff he is also responsible for reviewing land use, planning projects, economic development activities and overseeing the staff, interns and volunteers who are vital to communicating and working on behalf of residents of the district and City of Fresno
Gregory was the City of Fresno’s, first Homeless Prevention and Policy Manager, and was responsible for the implementation of the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness adopted by the City of Fresno and the County of Fresno in September of 2008.
Gregory began that assignment in December 2008 and provided the day to day on the ground leadership. Working daily with those on the streets, the many local non-profit service providers, the County of Fresno, City of Fresno departments, the Housing Authority, the faith and business community, and many others to develop and provide housing opportunities to those who are on the streets as well as developing solutions to prevent people from losing their current housing.
Prior to this, he was the Chief of Staff to former District Three, Fresno City Councilmember Cynthia Sterling for three years. He has worked in all levels of government, been active in many local, state and federal political campaigns in the last 30 plus years with time spent working at community based non-profits, institutions of higher learning, and private business along the way.
Gregory was born in Fresno to Tommy & Wanda Barfield proud residents of the district and Edison High School graduates, was raised in the Bay Area (Richmond, California), where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He is married to Angie, together in their blended family they have seven children and four grand children. Gregory is a proud graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Social Work.