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    Pima County Administration
    Chuck Huckelberry


    John Bernal, Deputy County Administrator
    Tom Burke, Deputy County Administrator
    Jan Lesher, Deputy County Administrator


    The County Administrator is responsible for:
    • Carrying out the policies and goals established by the Board of Supervisors;
    • Providing information and technical assistance to the Board of Supervisors;
    • Administering and overseeing all non-elected official departmental operations; and
    • Providing management, coordination and communication on legislative issues and intergovernmental needs.

    Mr. Huckelberry is a native Tucsonan. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, from The University of Arizona. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Arizona.

    Mr. Huckelberry began his career with Pima County in 1974 as a Field Engineer in the Department of Transportation. He became the Director of the Department of Transportation and Flood Control District in 1979 and held that position until 1986. He served as the Assistant County Manager for Public Works from 1986 to 1993; and since 1993, he has held the position of County Administrator.

    As County Administrator, Mr. Huckelberry manages a nearly $1.3 billion budget and a staff of more than 7,300 employees under the direction of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

    He has received numerous professional awards and recognition, including:
    •  Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Arizona’s Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics;
    • Engineer of the Year for the State of Arizona, awarded by the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers;
    • Public Official of the Year from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association;
    • Public Servant of the Year awarded by the Tucson Mountains Association;
    • Sonoran Desert Conservation Award from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

    He has also guided the County to numerous national awards in public works, disaster assistance and recovery, and environmental conservation.

    Mr. Huckelberry is the primary author of the nationally recognized Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, which received the National Outstanding Plan award from the American Planning Association.

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    June 3, 2015

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    March 4, 2015

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    Feb. 4, 2015

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    Jan. 5, 2015

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    Dec. 28, 2014

    2014 was a good year for Pima County

    Dec. 3, 2014

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    Nov. 5, 2014

    The state is giving us no choice but to raise road taxes

    Oct. 1, 2014

    Flood Control one of Pima County’s greatest success stories

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    Sept. 9, 2014

    Pima County Plan update is guide to prosperity

    Sept. 3, 2014

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    August 13, 2014

    Many proposed bond projects could benefit Marana

    August 7, 2014

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    July 2, 2014

    Some misunderstanding on transportation

    June 11, 2014

    Marana residents have played a big role in helping shelter

    June 4, 2014

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    May 7, 2014

    More on the pending transportation deficit

    April 2, 2014

    Budget numbers show District 1 receives majority of road funding

    February 12, 2014

    HB 2379 could decimate local library system
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