Legislative Affairs / Grants Coordinator

Liz Barber, MPS, Legislative Affairs / Grants Coordinator

Email: ebarber@highlandsfl.gov
600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Fl 33870
Phone: (863) 402-6518

The Legislative Affairs Grant position is the newest addition to the Highlands County Board of County Commissioner’s Administrative Office.  Liz Barber started on Nov. 30, 2020 as the Legislative Affairs / Grant Coordinator.

In this role, Liz tracks the County’s legislative priorities as they move from the Board of County Commissioners to the Florida Legislature, while building relationships with the Highlands County legislative delegation, other lawmakers, and stakeholders on both a state and federal level.  Additionally, in this position Liz serves as the point of contact for legislators and their staffers.

The position also oversees the County’s grant efforts.  Liz coordinates with the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Highlands County Clerk of Courts’ Accounting office to assemble quarterly grant reports and keeps a database of the county grants and projects. Liz assists with grant training for departments and serves as a liaison to grant and project managers.