Harold (”Harry”) Barley is the Executive Director of MetroPlan Orlando, the organization responsible under federal and state laws for transportation planning in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties. In order to implement transportation plans that are under development, Barley also makes investment decisions.
Barley has been influential in the transportation industry for over 35 years, shaping the way people travel from place to place here in the U.S. and internationally. Before moving to
Central Florida, Barley spent the first half of his career with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority building the Metro system in the D.C. area. He has also worked on regional transportation projects in the Republic of China and Athens, Greece.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, he completed his graduate work in City and Regional Planning at the Catholic University of America. He is also a graduate of the Management Program at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
Committed to environmental, education and healthcare issues that impact Central Florida, Barley belongs to a number of professional organizations and is active with a variety of civic groups. Most recently, Barley was appointed by Mayor Jacobs to serve on the Orange County Sustainability Commission. He is the Governor’s appointee on the Wekiva River Basin Commission; on the advisory boards of the University of Central Florida and Rollins College; and is a Trustee of the Winter Park Health Foundation.