Alina T. Hudak, Deputy Mayor
Alina T. Hudak has served Miami-Dade for the past 34 years. She has won accolades and respect from national and local community organizations. She has been a trailblazer as the first woman to run a major operational department, the first Hispanic woman appointed Assistant County Manager, and the first and only woman to serve as County Manager. In 2011, Mrs. Hudak was appointed County Manager during a change in political leadership overseeing a government with more than 27,000 employees in over 50 departments.
Presently, as Deputy Mayor, Mrs. Hudak oversees multiple County operational departments. She concurrently serves as Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management with close to 1,000 employees; half a billion dollar budget; servicing 353,000 households twice a week; management of a collection and disposal system including multiple landfills, transfer stations, 13 trash and recycling centers and the largest public waste to energy plant in the country.
She has overseen just about every portfolio of departments including the nationally-acclaimed Police and Fire Rescue departments, the County’s first stand-alone Animal Services Department, Transportation and Public Works and all of the Parks and Cultural components of County government.
Mrs. Hudak has provided leadership to numerous community charities and events. She currently serves as the Chair of the 2018 Making Strides event on behalf of the American Cancer Society and has been a United Way leader and volunteer for 34 years. She is a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society at the University of Miami, the highest honor bestowed on any student or alum of the University.
Mrs. 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.
Public Infrastructure and Services
- Animal Services
Alex Muñoz, Director
Christina White, Supervisor of Elections
- Solid Waste Management
Alina Hudak, Director
- Citizens Independent Transportation Trust
- Public Health Trust
- Miami-Dade Zoo Oversight Board
- Sports Commission
- Transportation and Finance