Robert has logged over 26 years of experience in municipal government in Texas and California cities. He has also served as About.com/ThoughtCo's Expert on U.S. Government since October 1997.
You can also read more about Robert's current and past work on his Google Profile: Robert Longley.
Often serving as a liaison between city government, citizens and the federal government, Robert has worked closely with federal agencies including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Census Bureau. He has also served as an election official in numerous local, state and federal elections.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture, with and emphasis in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.
"I want to keep you up to date on what your government is doing, how it is organized, what it can do for you and how you can participate in shaping its future."