Councilmember Matthew Barringer - District 3
During his service to the United States in the U.S. Army, Mr. Barringer was awarded numerous medals and awards including those of national defense, overseas service ribbons, airassault and airborne badges, Italian and Hungarian airborne badges, and earned the Army’s coveted Ranger qualification training tab. While serving, he was injured while conducting hazardous airborne operations within the country of Kosovo. Sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) located in Washington DC, he helped to serve WRAMC after the attacks of 9/11. Once his rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center was complete, he was honorably discharged.
Making his home in Cocoa, Mr. Barringer has helped with social issues and care for both seniors and elders in the community while working in the field of hospice care. Transitioning his skills to address other community needs, Mr. Barringer began a career in education almost a decade ago. Beginning his educational career with Brevard Public Schools, he has since pursued opportunities within the country's largest charter school network and currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Pinecrest Academy Avalon with a specialization in special education. Additionally, Mr. Barringer has been an entrepreneur in multiple businesses throughout Brevard County.
Mr. Barringer’s commitment to education has led him to complete his bachelor's in legal studies and master’s in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. Currently, Mr. Barringer is pursuing his doctoral degree in educational leadership. Additionally, to continue service to the United States, Mr. Barringer was selected and served to assist the U.S. State Department’s, U.S. Embassy Georgetown, by advancing U.S. diplomatic objectives through social media efforts.
Within the community Mr. Barringer fulfills his civic duty having served on the Titusville Board of Adjustment and Appeals, as a member of Rotary International, the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, Board member of Idignity, President Greater Titusville Renaissance, Vice President of Collegiate Veterans Society Cocoa campus, proudly volunteered with Honor Flight helping escort WWII veterans to Washington D.C, and served as the Vice Mayor for the City of Titusville. He is inspired daily by his Wife, the former Heather Martine, and their five children.