Miami-Dade County Manager Alina Hudak focuses on preparing budget keeping government rolling until mayor is elected to fill gap
As the first female to head a major Miami-Dade County operational department, as the first female assistant county manager and as the first female county manager, newly appointed Alina T. Hudak has been a government trailblazer.
Ms. Hudak's 27 years at the county prepared her for the role of county manager after George Burgess resigned following Mayor Carlos Alvarez's recall.
With roughly three weeks on the job, Ms. Hudak is focused on the county's day-to-day operations during the projected three-month transition between mayors.
Although she looks to continue working with the county she loves, she has yet to decide if she would remain in her role if asked by the new mayor.
"Depending on the outcome of the election and depending on how the next mayor structures the office," Ms. Hudak said, "I hope after so many years of being here that I have a role in that."
In an interview with Miami Today reporter Ashley D. Torres, Ms. Hudak discussed the challenges she faces in her new role, budgetary shortfalls and maintaining continuity at the county until a new mayor is elected.
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