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Vincent S. Long

Vincent S. Long,
County Administrator

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301 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Vincent S. Long is the County Administrator of Leon County, FL, which is home to the state’s capital, two major universities and is the largest county in the metropolitan area. A highly respected CEO in local government with a proven track record of success and stability, he is recognized internationally as a leader in the profession. In 2022 he was awarded the International City/County Manager’s Association Award for Career Excellence, the top worldwide honor for a local government CEO.

Known for his fiscal, strategic, and operational expertise in a uniquely challenging field, Vince is transformational leader who instills a high performing organizational culture focused on innovation, accountability, and co-creation. Over his almost 30-year career, he has demonstrated a steady hand in managing historic crises, implementing generational projects, and consistently setting the standard in the practice of good governance and public service. A superior communicator with outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills, he has demonstrated an uncommon ability to maintain the highest confidence of elected officials, the commitment of staff, and the trust of citizens and community partners while effectively dealing with the complex management issues of large organizations, as well as the often inherently divisive issues of public policy.

He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University and is a graduate of the Harvard University, JFK School of Government Institute for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He is a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and is a past President of the Florida Association of County Managers (FACM). He sits on the Board of Directors of the Florida Local Government Investment Trust (Florida Trust), the Institute for County Government (ICG) and on the Advisory Board for the Florida State University, Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. He is a former adjunct professor at the Askew School where he continues to be a regular lecturer. He is a long- time speaker and trainer with the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) and is graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee.

He has authored numerous articles published in national professional publications and is a highly sought- after speaker on topics of leadership and management and an expert source on local government issues who has been featured in national news outlets and publications, including: CNN, NPR, The Weather Channel, Forbes, Axios, The Hill, Politico, NBC News, The Washington Post, CBS News, Salon, The Daily Mail, Florida Trend and others. His work was also featured by New York Times Best Selling Author, Peter Kageyama, in his book, Love Where You Live.

Most importantly, Vince and his wife Julann are the proud parents of three children Kellen, Jack and Riley.

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