Huey P. Long began serving in the position of City Manager-Elect for the City of Safford on October 4, 2004. He assumed the City Manager position on January 8, 2005.

Mr. Long was born in Atoka, Oklahoma. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Huey Long, as a second-generation public administrator. He served as city manager of Spencer, Coalgate, Del City, Moore, Mustang, Oklahoma and county administrator of La Paz County, Arizona. Huey married Tari S. Norton in 1969. They have a son, Bryan P. Long, city manager of Oak Grove, Missouri and daughter, Teresa R. Long, of Mustang, Oklahoma and five grandchildren.

At the age of twenty-one (21) Huey was acknowledged as the youngest public administrator in the United States. He began his career in 1970. Upon graduation from the University of Central Oklahoma, 1974, with a degree in General Education, He continued to faithfully serve the public through various administrative positions in the City of Oklahoma City, Sapulpa, Broken Arrow and other cities across the State of Oklahoma.

Currently he is the City Manager of Spencer, OK.  He will discuss municipal governement.