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About Alina T. Hudak, Deputy Mayor

Alina Tejeda Hudak has spent a career making Miami-Dade a stronger government for a better community. For 29 years, she has brought professional administration to the County’s leadership team, winning accolades and respect from national organizations and local community organizations. She has also been a trailblazer: the first woman to run one of the County’s major operational departments, the first Hispanic woman ever appointed as Assistant County Manager, and the first woman to serve as County Manager. While she served in the capacity of County Manager, she oversaw a government of more than 27,000 public employees spread across more than 50 departments. The incredible diversity of Miami-Dade’s government encompasses not just traditional municipal services such as police, fire, public works, libraries and parks, but also major regional facilities such as public housing, airports, the seaport, jails, water and sewer, and bus and rail service. The County is also an extensive direct provider and grant funder for cultural organizations, community groups, social services, homeless assistance and child care.    

As part of her role in the County’s leadership team, Ms. Hudak has forged extensive and important partnerships between the government, private businesses and non-profit community organizations. She has led the County’s Haitian Relief Effort, United Way campaign, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, and has served as the County's liaison for multiple Super Bowls, five National Championship parades, Olympic Soccer, the Volvo Cup Ocean Race, the NASDAQ-100 Open Tennis Tournament and the Salute our Troops Event 2004.

In her present role as Deputy Mayor, Ms. Hudak oversees the Animal Services Department, Elections Department, Public Works and Waste Management Department, Transit Department, and the Water and Sewer Department. She also manages the County’s oversight of the Jackson Health System. Ms. Hudak was also recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Public Works and Waste Management Department.

Ms. Hudak learned Miami-Dade County from the ground up, beginning her career with Miami-Dade County in 1984 as a management trainee. In 1993, she was appointed Assistant County Manager and, in 1996, was appointed Director of the General Services Administration, one of the County’s largest and most complex operational functions, then composed of seven divisions and over 800 employees.

In 1998, she returned to the County Manager's Office as an Assistant County Manager, where she led an extensive procurement reform effort that culminated in the creation of improved and expedited procurement legislation. Prior to becoming County Manager, part of her responsibilities included oversight of the nationally-acclaimed Police and Fire Rescue departments and the County’s first stand-alone Animal Services Department. Ms. Hudak has been actively involved in a variety of community organizations over the years, having served as President of the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and being elected to its National Council. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the United Way and is a past member of the Junior League of Miami's Community Council.  She is a loyal and dedicated alumni of the University of Miami and served for many years on the Board of Directors of the University of Miami Alumni Association. She has been honored numerous times and most recently received the prestigious National Public Service Award from the American Society of Public Administration for outstanding public service. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce also selected her as the 2012 Outstanding Government Leader and Miami Today featured her as one 2012 “Newsmakers” in their Book of Leaders. Also in 2012, the Education Fund honored her with their Public School Alumni Achievement Award which recognizes community leaders who graduated from Miami-Dade County public schools.

Ms. Hudak holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Political Science, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Miami. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.

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