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JAMES R. HUDSON 24245 Wilderness Oak, Apt. #1607 .

net (269) 216-9946

San Antonio, TX 78258

jh602374@westpost

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ADMINISTRATOR SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Dynamic executive director with over 20 years of progressive city government ad ministration experience. Proven experience fulfilling the administrative needs, legal requirements and d ocumentation required for effective city management. Solid experience in the administration and supervision of local, state and fede ral elections. Strong governmental and legal expertise in organizational management, record ke eping and staff supervision. Maximize resources to achieve customer satisfaction and increased productivity, meet deadlines and goals. Implement and coordinate both strategic and tactical plans to enhance performance. Adept and experienced in problem solving and providing solutions. Persuasive, with ability to communicate effectively with culturally diverse aud ience. Computer skills include Westlaw, MS Office Suite, Lexis-Nexis, GroupWise, AS-40 0 and HTE/Naviline Financial Software, Clerk Index, Municipal Code and MacIntosh . PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CITY CLERK/DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS August 1993 - Present CITY OF PORTAGE Portage, MI Community achieving a balance between commerce and thriving stable neighborhoods . Maintain official records, ordinances, resolutions and City Council minutes as mandated by state law, local ordinance and City Charter. Serve as liaison to City Council Boards and Commissions. Supervise execution of documents for city property including plats, sections, c ontracts, leases, deeds, vehicle titles, licenses and permits, Going Out of Busi ness sales and sale of cemetery lots. Maintain voter registration records, State Qualified Voter File and petition si gnature verification. Review Act 198 Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate application material s. Handle administration of all elections and supervise all personnel involved in election process. Supervise preparation, loading and sealing of election equipment, ballot delive ry and election functions. Monitor election precincts on election day and supervise operation and process review. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, local laws and o rdinances, and election laws. Maintain bond requirements for special assessments with bond counsel and city a nd state offices. Administer Freedom of Information Act and handle all FOIA requests. Coordinate all city department approvals for liquor license requests for submis sion to City Council and State Liquor Control Commission. Administer record retention policy according to Records Management Document Ret ention Schedules. Prepare department budget for presentation to City Council and reports and corr espondence to city departments, City Attorney and public. CITY CLERK/ELECTIONS DIRECTOR August 1988 December 1992 CITY OF MUSKEGON Muskegon, MI Largest eastern shore city on Lake Michigan. Represented city as Elections Director, City Commission Clerk, County Election

Committee City Liaison and Licensing Officer for businesses and solicitors. Provided supervision for Deputy City Clerk, Secretary, Administrative Assistant , temporary personnel, interns and all election officials including payroll and personnel oversight. Planned, coordinated and directed all city elections. Implemented City Commission P.A. 198 Tax Abatement policy and Special Assessmen t policy. Helped establish two Downtown Development Authorities, Local Development Financ e Authority, Brownfield Development Authority and administered Hospital and Bui lding Authorities. Maintained official records including city archives, ordinances, resolutions an d City Commission resolutions and minutes, local ordinances and City Charter. Reviewed and issued businesses licenses and performed all bid openings. Coordinated Liquor and Business License Ordinance requirements and procedures w ith Police Chief and City Attorney for submission to City Commission and State L iquor Control Commission. Prepared legal notices, resolutions and ordinances, and performed research for citizens and city departments. Handled Freedom of Information Act requests. Served as Chief Appellate Hearing Officer for taxicab driver appeals. Additional Experience Legal Technician, City of Toledo, Toledo, OH Provided legal representation in Housing Court for issues including eminent dom ain, code violations, Nuisance Abatement Code and Building Code. Westlaw Specialist, Westlaw Services, Inc., Toledo, OH Performed contract sales for Computer Assisted Legal Research. Adjunct Professor, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI Taught Business Law, Introduction to Theatre and Theatre for Children, and Admi nistrative Law for Western Michigan University Graduate Studies Program. Legal Intern, Served as Legal Intern for Public Defenders Office and Toledo Mental Health Cli nic. MILITARY EXPERIENCE STOCK CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING, E-5 US ARMY Ft. Bragg, NC/ Ft. Riley, KS/ Vietnam Procured helicopter parts, avionics parts and provided stock control for 12 UH1 -Cs for Vietnam deployment. Served as Radar Operator and as training NCO. Service decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Med al, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 DVC, Overseas Bar, Sha rpshooter M-14 Rifle and Expert M-16 Rifle. EDUCATION AND TRAINING GOVERNMENT STUDIES MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI Certified Municipal Clerk. JURIS DOCTOR OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO COLLEGE OF LAW Toledo, OH Moot Court Tax Team Member National Appellate Advocacy Regional Championship Team Coach. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI Tau Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE EDUCATION MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, MI

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Tau Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies ASSOCIATES OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS MUSKEGON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Muskegon, MI Mens Union President Best Actor of the Year hip Team Delta Psi Omega Theatre Fraternity ADDITIONAL TRAINING Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney Gallup Training, Diversity Sexual Harassment Self Care Workshops Mail Handling/Anthrax MS-100 and AutoMark Election Inspector Training Coordinator Consolidated Elections Medline Plus CPR/AED/Heimlich Maneuver Stress Management Cancer Prevention Customer Service Metabolic Syndrome/Pre-Diabetes Skin Cancer Prevention Medline Plus Web Site Training Negativity in the Workplace Interview Training AFFILIATIONS Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce Member Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks International Institute of Municipal Clerks Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity Rocket Football Coach Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Muskegon Little League Coach

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Intramural Football Champions

Muskegon Economic Growth Alliance Ambassador Bantam Basketball Coach and Salvation Army Basketball Coach City Employee United Way Program, Chairperson and Coordinator West Portage Little League Umpire and Board Member South Portage Little League Coach, Umpire and Building Committee Associate