Gregory Barfield oversees the Airports, General Services, and Transportation departments in his role as an Assistant City Manager. He also oversees the City’s Convention Center, Special Events Department, and Chukchansi Park, as well as budget resourcing policy implementation.
As part of his duties, Gregory also currently serves as the Transportation Department’s Interim Director, overseeing a department of more than 500 people and a $138 million annual budget that covers Fresno Area Express (FAX) fixed route bus and Para-Transit services. He previously served as the Transportation Department’s director from August 2018 to December 2021.
Gregory has also served as the Transportation Department’s assistant director, where he supported transit operations, planning, community relations, and the customer experience.
Over the years, Gregory has worked in all levels of government. For a decade prior to his move to the Transportation Department, he served as Chief of Staff to Council Members Oliver Baines and Cynthia Sterling. In that role, he was responsible for enacting the council members’ vision, reviewing land use, planning projects, economic development activities and overseeing the staff, interns and volunteers.
Under the Mayor and City Manager, Gregory also served as the City of Fresno’s Homeless Policy and Prevention Coordinator, and ensured that supportive systems towards Housing First were built between government, community-based nonprofits, churches and the community.
Gregory has been active in many local, state, and federal political campaigns over the last 35 plus years, with time spent working at community-based non-profits, institutions of higher learning and private business.
Born in Fresno to Tommy and Wanda Barfield, Gregory grew up in the Bay Area city of Richmond, where he graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. He is married to Dr. Angie Barfield, Ed.D. In their blended family, they have seven children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Gregory graduated from California State University Fresno with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and has a Masters in Leadership and Organizational Studies from Fresno Pacific University’s School of Business.