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Contact Chairman Ray Long

Office of the Commission Chairman Ray Long
302 Lee Street NE
Decatur, AL 35601

Hours: M-F,  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 256-351-4736
Fax: 256-351-4738

Chairman Ray Long:
Leading the Commission Since 2010

Chairman Ray Long oversees day-to-day operations of county government. Although his office is located at the courthouse, his responsibilities include overseeing departments at off-site locations.

Primary Duties

  • Managing the county’s overall budget, monitoring spending to make sure departments are staying within fiscal budgets
  • Presiding over twice-monthly county commission meetings
  • Representing Morgan County throughout the state and nationally
  • Actively promoting the county in step with other county agencies to elevate its attractiveness for industrial and residential growth

Boards & Memberships

  • Joe Wheeler EMC Board of Directors
  • North Alabama Industrial Development Association
  • Tennessee Valley Government Association
  • ACCA Board of Directors

  • Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Center Board of Directors
  • Alabama Housing and Finance Authority
  • Economic Development Association of Alabama
  • Rotary Club of Decatur

  • NACO Board Member


Chairman Long and his wife, Regina, reside in Somerville, where he served as mayor before becoming Chairman of the Commission. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

Awards & Honors

  • Paul Harris Fellow