Brian Barney

Crook County Commissioner
Brian Barney

For 35 years, Barney has been a farmer, rancher and owned excavation and construction businesses.  He has also served the community as a past volunteer firefighter and EMT on the Prineville Fire Department for approximately 11 years.

For the past 21 years, he has served on the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Board as a board member, Vice Chairman and Chairman. Since 2014, he has also served on the Strategic Planning Committee for St. Charles Health Systems.

In addition to those community commitments, Barney has served on the Ochoco Irrigation District Board for the past 16 years, working collaboratively with local, state and federal agencies, conservation groups and others on a Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Project, and on the Crooked River Collaborative Water Security and Jobs Act of 2014.

Barney has also served on the USDA Farm Service Agency committee and the Farmers’ Home Administration board administering federal USDA programs; Crook County 4H/FFA Livestock Sale Committee, Crook-Wheeler County Farm Bureau; and the Central Oregon Agriculture Research Center Advisory Council.

Barney has been married to Laura Willoughby Barney since 1979, and the couple has two children, and four grandchildren.