The State of the County with Barry Burton

Pinellas County Adminstrator, Barry Burton visits BPW to give an update on various Pinellas County Programs that impact many of us who live here.

County Administrator Barry A. Burton serves as the chief administrative officer for Pinellas County government. Burton is responsible for leading more than 1,900 dedicated employees who strive to provide the most efficient and fiscally-responsible services to county residents and visitors.

Barry joined Pinellas County in October 2018. He has worked in county government for more than 30 years, serving in various county administration, budget and environmental administration roles throughout his tenure. Prior to joining Pinellas, he served as county administrator for Lake County, Illinois, for 16 years.

Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Administration from the University of Cincinnati, followed by a Masters of Public Administration degree from Northern Kentucky University. He is a retired Infantry Officer from the U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard and is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).