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Mobile County Administrator Glenn L. Hodge Retires April 1

Posted on: Mar 29th, 2024 | News and Announcementsfeatured newsPress Releases

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Mobile County Administrator Glenn L. Hodge is retiring from public service effective April 1, 2024.

 

To facilitate the transition, E. Edwin (Eddie) Kerr, previously Mobile County’s Deputy Administrator, was named Interim County Administrator effective March 1, 2024.

 

Hodge was appointed Mobile County Administrator in 2019 and has overseen the Mobile County Commission Administration’s daily operations.

 

Hodge has been instrumental in the Commission’s internal restructuring to maximize efficiency and modernize operations, which began in 2018 and included a major transition to new financial and HR/payroll software and operations. He has been employed by Mobile County since 1989, first as a supervisor and investigator with the License Commissioner’s office. Hodge assumed progressively responsible positions, including Interim County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator, and Director of General Services through which he supervised Animal Control, Environmental Enforcement, Parks, Custodial, Risk Management, and the Mail Center.

 

Before joining Mobile County, Hodge worked in the banking industry and owned a consulting business. Hodge also served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves and retired as a Petty Officer.

 

Hodge earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburg. He began his career as a defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles. He completed both the Southwest Alabama Police Academy and the Northwest Alabama Law Enforcement Academy. He is Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission certified.

 

He earned the designation of Certified County Administrator from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) in 2022. Some honors include being named class president of the Police Academy, the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Reservist of the Year, “Preparation Equals Performance” Award from the U.S. Coast Guard, and being named a member of the All-Eastern Football Squad.

 

He has served on numerous boards of directors, including for the Mobile County Communications District (9-1-1), and Mobile Area Education Foundation. He is married to Cheryl Hodge, a retired schoolteacher.

 

COMMISSIONERS SAID:

 

Merceria Ludgood, District 1:During Glenn Hodge’s tenure at Mobile County he drew upon a deep reservoir of leadership experience gained during his military career. His gift was identifying talented employees and supporting and mentoring them as they learned to be excellent public servants.  Mobile County will miss his extraordinary organizational skills and his mission-driven approach to managing county government.”

 

Connie Hudson, District 2: Through decades of dedicated public service, Glenn has been a cornerstone of the Mobile County team. He has made a difference through his wisdom, integrity, unwavering dedication, and his invaluable contributions. He’s been part of the County family for almost 35 years and he will be greatly missed as embarks on a new chapter enjoying his well-deserved retirement.

 

President Randall Dueitt, District 3: “Glenn’s 30+ year journey from the field to the lead role of County Administrator demonstrates his dedication and commitment to public service. During his tenure, Mobile County Administration adopted new systems and structures that will impact operations for years to come.   As he begins his next chapter, I wish Glenn an enjoyable retirement.”

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