City Manager's Biography

Brian Linley assumed the duties of City Manager of the City of Choctaw and Executive Director of the Choctaw Utilities Authority on July 1, 2022.  As City Manager and Executive Director he leads a staff of just over 70 employees to oversee and direct Public Safety, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, and Development Services in support of improving quality of life for a citizen population of 13,000+ and a budget of $9M annually.  

Prior to assuming the duties of City Manager he served as the Director for the Supply Relations Management team at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.   Brian also served as Mayor for the City of Del City from March 2003 to April 2019 making him the longest tenured mayor in the city’s 63-year history.  Up until 2020 he was a longtime resident of the Del City community of 22,000 that borders Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma City.  He was responsible for the annual revenue of approximately 30 million dollars with a team of 145 personnel consisting of Management, Municipal Court, Legal, Human Resources, City Clerk, Community Services, Streets, Park Maintenance, Public Works, Police, and Fire.  Linley has been actively involved in the community for over 25 years.  He was elected as a City Councilman from 1997-2001 representing residents of Ward 4 in Del City, has served on Del City’s Planning Commission, Economic Development Commission, and served as Commissioner for the Del City Housing Authority.  Linley’s main priorities have been economic development, neighborhood enhancement, beautification, recreation, city infrastructure, and modern equipment technology.  On Feb 6, 2020 Brian was inducted into the Del City Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in recognition of his many years of public service and accomplishments for the betterment of Del City.  

Linley has also worked at Tinker Air Force Base for over 38 years as a civil servant beginning his career in 1982.  He served as a Supervisory Material Manager and was the Director over the Supplier Relationship Management and CAVAF team in the 848 Supply Chain Management Group 448 Supply Chain Management Wing at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement from civil service May 2020.  

Brian Linley and his wife, the former Robin McElvany, together have five children, 25 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.  Their three sons, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law have all served in the U.S. Army.  Brian is a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam era.