Willis G. Barnes served on the Clean County Commission from 1999-2016 where he spearheaded many programs including the Annual Countywide Spring Cleanup, the Clean Business Forum and multiple outreach events all year long throughout the community. In addition to Will’s contributions to the Clean County Commission he volunteered with Parks & Recreation, American Legion Post 1776, the James City Ruritans and the Williamsburg Land Conservancy. Will’s daily motto was to work together for the good of the community by "doing good and giving back." Following his passing in early June 2016, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 14 as "Will Barnes Day" in James City County.
The Clean County Commission sponsors a volunteer recognition event on June 14 where they recognize their Spring Cleanup volunteers and hope to inspire others to follow in Will’s footsteps.
Contact Clean County Commission Chairwoman Peg Boarman at 757-565-0032 or the James City County Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 for more information.