As a founding member of the PEP Board, Mr. Barfels has served the PEP Board since its inception in 1987 and has held the title of Chairman since 1995. Retired from the City of Moraine as of January of 2000, Mr. Barfels was previously City Manager with Loveland, Forest Park and Piqua, Ohio as well as Downers Grove, Illinois. After retiring, he worked for a year as the Executive Director of the Warren County Municipal League and has done a variety of consulting projects.
Mr. Barfels has his BA from Central College in Pella, Iowa and his MA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He and his wife Ann (who retired from Time-Warner in 2001) have continued their volunteer work through their church, the City of Mason Senior Center, the City of Loveland Parks Department and other community organizations. Since retiring, they have traveled to Europe and South America and have enjoyed time biking, hiking and golfing together.
Public Entities Pool of Ohio (PEP) is a public entity group self-insurance program that provides first-class
property and liability coverages to political subdivisions in the State of Ohio and is endorsed by the Ohio
Municipal League, The Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, Ohio Parks & Recreation Association
and the Coalition of Ohio Regional Districts.