County Manager

Alex DudchockLegal structure of the County Manager's Office


The County Manager's position is governed through Act 93-664, Act 99-325 and Act 2001-451 (A Constitutional Amendment approved through a countywide vote) along with the applicable job description.

The county manager is responsible for managing diverse departments and services: Juvenile Detention, Personnel Services, Finance & Accounting including Business Revenues and three License Offices, Community Services, Facilities & General Services, Airport, Park and Recreation Projects and Services, Water Services, Environmental Services, Development Services – Building Codes and Land/Development Regulations, IT Services, Proprietary (Water & Solid Waste Disposal) Finance & Accounting, Economic Development-Tourism-Promotional Projects or Initiatives and the planning and construction of public facilities.

About the County Manager 



Alex Dudchock serves as County Manager of Shelby County, Alabama. Mr. Dudchock began his public administration career with Shelby County in 1988. As of he has been County Manager for with over of county service. Mr. Dudchock is responsible for the management and the delivery of diverse services. He focuses on consistently implementing and delivering timely services through conservative and sustainable budget management actions. He is responsible for the construction of facilities and infrastructure.

The following is an indication of some of the construction projects developed and implemented over the last twenty years: Courthouse Expansion, New Sheriff’s Operation Center and Adult Jail, Community Corrections Facility, Shelby West Corporate Park, Regional Juvenile Detention Facility, County Services Building in Pelham, Sheriff’s Training Center & Firing Range Complex, Animal Services Building, Fire and Emergency Medical Training Complex & Fire Tower, Columbiana & Inverness License offices, Extension of Shelby County Airport Runway & Taxiway, New Airport Hangars and Terminal Building, New South Water Treatment Plant and over twenty Public Parks.

Mr. Dudchock is a native of Graysville, Alabama and received a B.S. degree from Auburn University. He has been in management positions in both the private and public sectors. He has lived in Shelby County since 1988. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Alabama, the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Alabaster Medical Clinic Board, the Alabama County Administrators Association (ACAA), Alabama City County Management Association (ACCMA), Chilton Shelby Mental Health Board. Mr. Dudchock is married (Natalie) and has three sons (Davis, Blake (deceased) and Russell). Past board service includes Shelby Emergency Assistance, Leadership Shelby County, Red Cross, Metropolitan Development Board, ClasTran, Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission, Shelby County Community Health Foundation, and the Shelby County Community Corrections Corporation.


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