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 office
  • Works with local, state and national elected officials
  • Ensures open communication with the Commission, citizens and other governments
  • Serves as the liaison for the County Commission

Glenn L. Hodge - Deputy Administrator

(251) 574-8605 - E-Mail:

  • Works closely with the County 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 A. Foster-Allen, CPA - Director of Finance

  • 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 - Director of Public Affairs & Community Services

(251) 574-5088 - E-Mail:

  • Media relations
  • Produces public presentations; speeches
  • Leads the Emergency Management Joint Information Center
  • Schedules, coordinates and contracts for events at Government Plaza
  • Organizes and schedules events
  • Provides internal communications
  • Oversees senior citizen grant programs

Donna Jones - Director of Human Resources

(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 Payroll and Mailroom

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

Douglas Hathcock - Director of Public Services

(251) 574-7951 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees operations of the County's Environmental Enforcement Department
  • Oversees operations of the County's Animal Control Department
  • Oversees operations of the County's Parks and Recreation Department

Tyler Martin, P.E. - Facilities Engineering Manager

(251) 574-8068 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees operations of the Building Maintenance Department
  • Oversees operations of the Electronics Department
  • Oversees operations of the Facilities Design & Construction Department
  • Oversees operations of the Custodial Services Department

Eddie Kerr, P.E. - Acting Director of Environmental Services

(251) 574-2733 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees stormwater management
  • Manages Environmental grants
  • Oversees Solid waste management
  • Oversees Disaster response and recover

Bryan Kegley, P.E. - County Engineer

(251) 574-8595 - E-Mail:

  • Administers the Engineering Department
  • Manages the Design & Construction of Roads, Bridges & Associated Drainage
  • Oversees Traffic Engineering
  • Administers the various Pay-As-You-Go programs
  • Administers Capital Improvement programs
  • Manages the Design and Construction of Economic Development Projects
  • Oversees the Development of Federal Grant Projects involving Roads, Bridges & related infrastructure

Ricky Mitchell, P.E. - Public Works Director/Chief Engineer of the Division of Public Roads

(251) 574-5018 - E-Mail:

  • Oversees Building Inspection
  • Oversees Floodplain Administration
  • Oversees Equipment Services
  • Administers the Road and Bridge Department

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