Qualifications & Experience...

 

LOCAL

  • Gainesville City Commission 1988-1994

  • Gainesville Mayor Commissioner, 1991

  • Alachua County Commission, 2000 – 2011, Chairman 2003 & 2008

  • Countywide Visioning and Planning Committee, Chairman 2008

  • Alachua County/City of Gainesville 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, Co-Chairman 2003-2011

  • Value Adjustment Board, Past Chairman

  • Alachua County Library District Governing Board, Chairman 2003 & 2007

  • Criminal Justice Mental Health Substance Abuse Grant Committee (CJMSAG) Chairman 2003-2011

  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, North Central Florida Planning Council, Chairman 2004

  • Plan East Gainesville Planning Committee, Chairman 2003-2011

  • Countywide Visioning and Planning Committee, Chairman 2005-2008

  • Alachua County Complete Count Census Committee, Chairman 2010

 

STATE

  • Florida League of Cities 1988-1994

  • Florida Association of Counties, President 2008 & 2009

  • Florida Association of Counties, Finance Committee Chairman 2008

  • Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocacy Award Recipient 2008

  • Florida Association of Counties Advanced Certified County Commissioner 2007

  • Florida Association of Counties Foundation Board Member, 2002-2005

  • Florida Association of Counties Committee on Medicaid Reform

  

NATIONAL

  • National League of Cities1988-1994

  • National Association of Counties Board of Directors, 2008-2011  

  • National Association of Counties Finance Committee Member 2007-2011

  • National Association of Counties Economic Development Committee Sub Committee, Vice Chairman 2007-2009

  • National Association of Counties Economic Development Committee Member 2007-2009

  • National Association of Counties Transportation Committee Member 2004-2007

 

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Executive Secretary Alachua County Branch NAACP, 1982 -1989, Life Member

  • Founder & President, Martin Luther King, Jr., Commission of Florida, Inc. 1984-Present

  • City of Gainesville Blue Ribbon Committee - Equal Opportunity Charter Officer, Chairman 1999-2002

  • Founder & President Emeritus, African American Accountability Alliance (4As), 2005-Present

  • Founder & President, The Long Foundation, Inc. 2012-Present

  • Alachua County Complete Count Census Committee 2020

 

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL

  • Born and raised in Gainesville/Alachua County

  • Attended Gainesville High School, Santa Fe College, Howard University, University of Florida and Adullam Bible College

  • Married 33 years to Carole Martin (from Hawthorne); three children, two God Children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

  • Ministerial Staff at Showers of Blessings Harvest Center, Gainesville, Florida

  • Small Business Owner; Rodney Long Bail Bonds, LLC; Rodney Long Realty, LLC, Long & Long Agents, LLC, and Long & Associates Consulting, LLC

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