top of page


Councilwoman for Groveland’s District 3, a proven leader at the federal and local level, and an entrepreneur with an undeniable passion to be the collective voice for our District.
4-Gaines, Barbara-Gallery-C&A.jpg

I am Barbara Gaines and I’m running for Groveland’s City Council District 3.  I’ve been married for 35 years and my husband and I have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  I’ve been a resident of Groveland for 6 years and this community is an extraordinary place to live.  For 35+ years, I served my country and community at the federal level. I want to continue my service on the City Council because of my passion for public service.  When we moved here as permanent snowbirds, we chose Groveland because we felt, and still feel, that Groveland lives up to its reputation as the “City with Natural Charm.” 

I care about Groveland and the people who live, work, and play here and I truly believe your voice matters.  Some citizens in District 3 feel they are not represented as we plan for growth that will affect every citizen, in every neighborhood.   I believe we need a balanced Council with representatives with diverse backgrounds. I know I am the person who can bridge the gap between the community and the Council.  My experience and leadership as a public servant gives me a unique perspective that will help the Council and staff in building a consensus on critical policies.  I am committed to moving Groveland forward into what is possible with your help.  I don’t want this to be a campaign about me...I want this to be a campaign about us. Elect me to elevate your voices, your concerns and provide solutions that will benefit all of us. Let's work together as we make the necessary #GainesForGroveland.

See you on the trail!

Barbara Gaines_Family.PNG

Years of Marriage






Great Grandchildren


Co-Creator of a Small Business Think Tank 

alongside Congressman Louis Stokes

Recognized as an Emerging Leader within the Department of Defense as a Graduate of the Defense Logistics Agency Leadership Program​

Evaluated a number of Small Business Development Centers from Michigan to Kentucky

Worked with C-Suite Executives from the Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and the Harris Corporation​

Executed multiple events that promote, market and create partnerships amongst Service Disabled Veteran Organizations, Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Recipient of multiple performance awards for surpassing goals for Small Business Contract Awards and engagement within the Department of Defense 

Assistant Director of Small Business and Chief Advisor to Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency

Ensured the award of     

$5 Billion in subcontracts to Small Businesses from the Department of Defense


Success! Message received.

bottom of page