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Alex DudchockLegal structure of the County Manager's Office
The Shelby County 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 and Accounting, including Business Revenues and three License Offices; Community Services; Facilities and General Services; Airport; Park and Recreation Projects and Services; Water Services; Environmental Service;, Development Services – Building Codes and Land/Development Regulations; IT Services; Proprietary (Water and Solid Waste Disposal) Finance and 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 2016, he has been County Manager for 23 years, with over 26 years 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 and Firing Range Complex; Animal Services Building; Fire and Emergency Medical Training Complex and Fire Tower; Columbiana and Inverness License offices; Extension of Shelby County Airport Runway and 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 Boards of Directors for the United Way of Central Alabama, the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce,the Alabaster Medical Clinic Board and the Alabama Association of County Administrators, and through April 2016 a Director on the Shelby County Community Corrections Corporation. 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, and the Shelby County Community Health Foundation.

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Ray Building

Alex Dudchock

County Manager

Kim Reynolds, CAP
Administrative Assistant

Ph: (205) 670-6500
Fx: (205) 669-3864

Ray Building
1st Floor
504 Hwy 70
P.O. Box 467
Columbiana, AL 35051
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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550