Posted by Ken Tucker on Feb 08, 2019
Chuck Huckelberry - Pima County Administrator ~ Biography
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 $1.3 billion budget and a staff of 7,000 employees under the direction of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.
He has received numerous professional awards and recognition, including:
  • 2016 Arizona Transportation Legacy Award
  • Distinguished Citizen Award from The University of Arizona College of Engineering
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Arizona‚Äôs 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
  • Transportation Legacy Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona.
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.