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Government official: Fran Barford, Mayor, City of Anna Maria


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Fran Barford, Mayor, City of Anna Maria


Government Official Questionnaire online.


What is your role in your organization?

Mayor, city of Anna Maria


Why did you want to be in this position?

To serve my community.


What are your top three priorities?

Efficient budget control, visionary planning for the City of Anna Maria, efficient staff organization and management.


What is your biggest challenge?

Any change that is suggested.


What do you like best about Manatee County?

Support of county administration and elected officials for our municipality.


What is the one thing you would change if you could to make a difference (job or community)?

Continue lines of communication.


What is your favorite past-time?

Walking on the beach.


Where are you from? How did you get to live in Manatee County?

Former Commissioner/Mayor of the city of Temple Terrace in Hillsborough County. We have always owned property in Anna Maria.


What additional comments do you want to share with the community?



Fran Barford, Mayor, City of Anna Maria

PO Box 779

10005 Gulf Drive

Anna Maria, FL  34216

Phone: (941) 708-6130

Fax: (941) 708-6134

E-mail: ammayor@cityofannamaria.com


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