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District 5 Commissioner Taylor BarbareeCommissioner Taylor Barbaree
Taylor Barbaree was elected for a third consecutive term to the Dothan City Commission District 5 seat June 25, 2013. Raised in Dothan's Garden District, Barbaree attended Dothan City Schools until age 13, when his family moved to Andalusia. In 1997, he moved back to Dothan and began work at Troy University's Dothan campus. Barbaree is currently employed at WOOF Radio and is an adjunct instructor for Wallace College in Dothan and Faulkner University.

A 1988 Andalusia High School graduate, Barbaree received an Associate of Science degree from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in 1990 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Faulkner University in 1994. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science degree in business management from Faulkner University in 2007.

Active in the Community
Barbaree is a member of the: 
  • Dothan-Houston County Rotary Club
  • Dothan Area Young Professionals
  • Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership-Dothan Steering Committee
  • Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of the Library Group
  • Wallace College Business Advisory Council
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (Wiregrass Post 3073)
  • American Legion (Dothan Post 12)
  • Dothan Elks Lodge 1887
  • YES…We Can
  • Dothan High School Tiger Club

Past involvements include completion of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Dothan program (2003-2004), City of Dothan's 101 Orientation Program (2005), chair of Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Service Day (2006-2007) and the Dothan Area Young Professionals (2007-2011). He has served on numerous boards, including:
  • Wiregrass Division March of Dimes
  • Girls Inc. of Dothan
  • Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership
  • Southeast Alabama Advertising Federation
  • Wiregrass Chapter of the American Red Cross

As a Commissioner
Barbaree serves as a board member on the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA). Past service has included Friends of Fort Rucker Committee, City of Dothan Downtown Master Plan Committee, Library Location Committee, and is actively involved in Electric Cities of Alabama. He is currently a member of the Association of the United States Army, Fort Rucker-Wiregrass Chapter. Please click to view Commissioner Barbaree's military service and awards

Personal Life
A former educator, high school coach, speech writer and public relations practitioner, Barbaree lists broadcasting high school football and basketball games as his true hobbies. He also is a quail hunter and enjoys fresh water fishing.

He is married to Kristy Jenkins Barbaree. He has three sons, Mitchell and Grayson (Barbaree) and Judson (Reed) and one daughter Jordis (Reed). They are members of Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan. His term expires September 2017.

Taylor Barbaree
Commissioner District 5
Cell: (334) 798-3599

Sarah Woodham
Executive Assistant
Ph: (334) 615-3111
Fx: (334) 615-3129

126 N. Saint Andrews St.
Suite 201
Dothan, AL 36303

P.O. Box 2128
Dothan, AL 36302

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