EDUCATION: Graduated from Madison Senior HS. Attended San Diego State University where he received a B.S. Microbiology and Air Conditioning & Refrigeration School in Yorktown VA. He also participated in the Senior Leadership Academy in New London, Connecticut.

ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED: Volunteer Fire Fighter in North Bend, North Bend School District Budget Committee Member

WORK HISTORY: John is a 30-year veteran of the US Coast Guard and has served as a Naval Engineer onboard several ships tasked with the interdiction of illegal narcotics and human trafficking. He worked at Bay Cities Ambulance-Wheel Chair transportation and was the Grant Manager for South Coast Education Service District-Perkins. He is currently serving as the Harbormaster for the Charleston Marina/Boatyard/RV Park.

FAMILY: John is married to Barbara, a lifetime resident of North Bend, OR. He has two step children and is also a proud grandparent.

HOBBIES: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, spending time with family and friends

COMMENTS: John has been a resident of Coos County since 2001 and proudly calls North Bend HOME. Of all the places John has been during his tour in the Military, the southern Oregon coast is the most beautiful place he has experienced and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

E-mail: jbuckley@portofcoosbay.com