My name is Barbara J. Shaw. I am a native of Boston, Mass. I have four children and four grandchildren. I moved to Georgia in 1995 and married Freddie Shaw. I am an ordained Minister of the Gospel, and a graduate of the Global University Bream School of the Bible, Springfield, Mo. My hobbies include teaching, helping people and bike riding. I teach Bible courses at First African Baptist Church, Darien. I also teach young girls Praise Dance and etiquette. I am happy to serve the Council in Darien.
I was born in Columbus, Georgia, move to Darien in the early seventies and graduated from McIntosh County Academy in1977. My wife, Cindy and I have four boys and twin grandchildren. I'm employed at Darien Telephone Company. My memberships include McIntosh Chamber of Commerce, Darien Lions Club and Darien First Baptist Church.
I am representing the South Ward seat on the Darien City Council. I was born and raised in Albany, Ga and moved to Darien in July 2009. By October of the same year I opened the Shops at 107 Broad with a partner. After 18 months I decided to pursue other endeavors and began working at Skippers Fish Camp, where I currently manage Public Relations. In July 2010, I was elected onto the Darien - McIntosh Chamber of Commerce board. I served this role for 3 years, and was reelected for another term in 2016. In 2013 I was voted Volunteer of the Year. I believe that Darien is a hidden gem and would like to be a part of the growth & decision making for the development and betterment of the city, while also making sure its natural beauty stays in tact. I am here to listen to all suggestions & ideas from all constituents. My goal is to make this city the best it can be.
I also serve as a Federal Government commissioner as the National Treasurer, of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. I am Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit Sams Memorial Community Economic Development, Inc., as well as manager of the internationally acclaimed Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. I have raised over $10 million with grants and other funding for communities. I currently serve as a White House consultant on Community and Economic Development. I enjoy traveling International, using his own personal funding to promote the history and culture of the City of Darien and McIntosh County Georgia.