Barry E. Robertson was sworn in as Calhoun County’s Commissioner of Licenses on January 2, 1995 and was re-elected to the same office in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. Prior to being License Commissioner, he served as a member of Governor Jim Folsom’s Cabinet as the Governor’s Legislative Liaison to the Alabama State Senate. From 1992 to 1993; Barry served as Chief of Staff/Administrative Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama. Prior to his service in Montgomery, Barry was employed with the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.
Barry is a life long resident of Calhoun County. A graduate of Jacksonville High School, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Jacksonville State University in 1989 and a Masters degree in Political Science from JSU in 1991. Barry is married to the former Arminda Cavender, has a daughter, Anna-Kate, a son Parker, and a step-son, Jackson. They attend Anniston First United Methodist Church and Church of the Highlands.
Civic, Government and Professional Activities
Past Chair, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Past President, Golden Eagle J-Club, Jacksonville High School
Past President, Association of Alabama Tax Administrators
Past President, Kiwanis Club of Anniston
Member, Governors Commission on Physical Fitness, 1994-2004
Member, Complex Board, Anniston Museum of Natural History, 2004-2010
Member, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calhoun County, 1997-1999
Advisory Council, AARP, 1996-1998
Young Men’s Christian Association
Jacksonville State University, Young Alumnus of the Year, 1995
Alabama State Defense Force
Omicron Delta Kappa Society
Post Graduate Studies, Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama Coursework in Torts and Contracts