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Joseph Huffman Named New Assistant County Administrator

On April 11, 2017 in General, Public Safety

Conway, South Carolina – Joseph Huffman, will become Horry County’s new Assistant County Administrator of Public Safety. Huffman has been the City Manager of Pascagoula, Mississippi, since 2011 and is scheduled to begin work in Horry County on May 22.

“We welcome Joseph to Horry County as he brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous government experience in Mississippi and North Carolina,” stated County Administrator Chris Eldridge. “Joseph will be a strong and solid manager for our organization, and we are excited he is joining our team.”

Under the Public Safety Division, Huffman will oversee the following: police, fire/ems, emergency management and E911 as well as being the liaison with several other elected and appointed officials to include the Coroner, Sheriff, Magistrates, Public Defender, and the Solicitor.

Huffman was chosen from among 153 applicants for the position.  Huffman was the City Manager of Pascagoula, MS, for the past five years and was responsible for all operations of a full-service coastal municipality. Prior to Pascagoula, Huffman was a city manager throughout North Carolina to include the City of Goldsboro (2005-2011), City of Laurinburg (1999-2005), City of Havelock (1994-1999), and was also a corrections officer/sergeant at the State of North Carolina Department of Corrections (1981-1989).

Huffman received his Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolilna.