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About Spencer Barker
Born and raised in the community, Spencer can be seen working on all types of projects around Newark. He is currently a Commercial Real Estate Specialist for HER Realtors. Focusing on Commercial Real Estate projects to grow the City of Newark and expand out into other parts of Licking County. Spencer is the son of Beth & Jay Barker and is engaged to Caileigh Hughes of Newark.
He follows in his late-father’s (John C. “Jay” Barker) footsteps and sits on the Licking County Courthouse Lighting Committee Board of Directors and is currently President of the Board. He is also a member and a Past-President of the Newark-Heath Rotary Club, attends Second Presbyterian Church in Downtown Newark and sits on the governing board of the church, a board member of The LICCO Supporting Foundation. Spencer is also an active member of the Young Leaders of Licking County, serving on the Board of Directors as the Vice President for Marketing & Events and in 2018 led the development of the Young Leaders of Licking County Mobile App. In 2020 Spencer joined the Marketing Board of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, bringing his extensive knowledge of the Licking County market to RMHCO for their growth.
In 2019, Spencer was named the Marketing Manager for Newark Development Partners to usher in the new Image & Branding for the City of Newark, then in November 2019 he was appointed to fill a vacant Newark City Council At-Large term and was then re-appointed in 2020 to a two-year Newark City Council At-Large term.
Spencer also co-owns a local marketing agency, Elite Marketing, specializing in brand development, logo design, sales and marketing collateral and social media management. From 2009 to 2020 he owned a Video Production company based out of Granville, iSAB Video, the exclusive videographer for Patty’s Dance Center, LTD.
In 2018 Spencer was named one of the 20 under 40 honorees by the Newark Advocate and also was named the Young Leaders of Licking County Member of the Year.
Spencer graduated from Granville High School, attended The Ohio State University - Newark and then went on to The Ohio Auction School becoming a State of Ohio Licensed Auctioneer and then became a licensed Real Estate Agent.
Previously he held positions at Shai Commercial Real Estate, Apple Tree Auction Center, Central Ohio Geriatrics, Apple Inc. and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.
Beth Barker, Spencer & fiancé Caileigh Hughes
Spencer has been endorsed by:
U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson
Sarah Matesich Schwab
The Licking County Board of Realtors