Mobile County Administration

The County Administrator's Office works with Mobile County Commissioners and other elected county officials to facilitate the delivery of quality and effective services to the citizens of Mobile County. The Administrator is responsible for the overall direction of the county's administrative departments and serves as the budgetary agent for all county offices.

John Pafenbach - Administrator

(251) 574-8606 - E-Mail:

  • Directs County Executive Management Team
  • Implements county policies
  • Runs the day-to-day operation of county administrative offices
  • Works with local, state and national elected officials
  • Ensures open communication with the Commission, citizens and other governments
  • Provides excellent service to citizens and customers
  • Serves as the liaison for the County Commission

Glenn L. Hodge - Deputy Administrator

(251) 574-8605 - E-Mail:

  • Works closely with the Administrator to facilitate plans and implement policies
  • Represents the County on various civic and community boards
  • Serves as the Legislative liaison
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of several county departments

Dana Foster-Allen - Finance Director

  • Formulates the county's annual budget
  • Formulates the county's debt management and policies
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the county's finance, accounts payable, purchasing and payroll offices
  • Oversees the Accounting and Information Systems

Katherine F. Eddy - Public Affairs Director

(251) 574-5088 - E-Mail:

  • Works closely with local, regional, state and national media
  • Ensures open communication with the media
  • Develops short- and long-term public relations plans
  • Produces all printed materials and publications
  • Produces public presentations; speeches
  • Develops the web site and its content
  • Leads the Emergency Management Joint Information Center
  • Schedules, coordinates and contracts for events at Government Plaza
  • Organizes and schedules events
  • Provides internal communications
  • Represents the County Commission on various boards
  • Supervises Information Specialists

Donna Jones - Director of General Services

(251) 574-5066 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees operations of the Human Resources Department
  • Oversees the county's Employee Benefits Department
  • Oversees employee insurance plans
  • Oversees operations of the Risk Management Department
  • Oversees operations of the County's Animal Control Department
  • Oversees operations of the County's Environmental Enforcement Department

Nayyer Mahdi - Director of Grants

(251) 574-5086 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees the Federal and State Community Planning and Development grants from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development
  • Oversees the Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant
  • Oversees American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants
  • Oversees Disaster Recovery grants
  • Formulates policy and procedures for various grants

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