May 19, 2020: Clara Long was approved and promoted on Thursday, May 7, as the new Director of Neighborhood & Human Services. Clara Long most recently served as Escambia County’s Interim Director of Neighborhood & Human Services, a position she held since August 2019. Prior to serving as Iinterim Director, Long served as the Community Redevelopment Agency Division Manager from 2013 to 2019. Long began her career with Escambia County in April 2001 and began working in the CRA Division in 2003. Long graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with an associate’s degree in business administration.