Ford Handley

Title: City Administrator / Finance Director
Phone: 251-981-6096
Ford Handley, Orange Beach City Administrator

Bedford “Ford” Handley 

Ford Handley graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration. He received his Master of Accounting in 2010 from the University of South Alabama. Mr. Handley started with Grant, Sanders, & Taylor, P.C., in January of 2011. He worked on governmental audits and taxes until 2014 when he transitioned to Staff Accountant with the City of Orange Beach. In July of 2017, Mr. Handley took over as Finance Director for the City of Orange Beach. In 2022, Mr. Handley was promoted to Assistant City Administrator and then City Administrator. He was also asked to serve as CSFO for the new Orange Beach City School System in April of 2022. 


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