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If you've ever visited Brook Park’s City Hall, chances are you’ve met Terry Hudak-Johnson. As the city’s lone front desk worker, Hudak-Johnson says she’s “on the front lines” when it comes to dealing with visitors to city hall.
“I pretty much handle everything that comes through the front window,” she says. “Whether that’s someone trying to get some snow plowed or someone trying to rent out a park, I’m the first person they meet. I get a real good idea of what’s going on in the community.”
That connection to the community doesn’t stop there, as Hudak-Johnson has spent her life growing up and settling into the Brook Park community. “Brook Park is a real hometown and friendly kind of place,” she says. “Everyone cares for each other.”
Through her job in city hall, Hudak-Johnson has developed a new appreciation for all the amenities that make Brook Park such a desir-able place to live. “I get a firsthand look at what it takes to maintain Brook Park,” she says. “I don’t think people realize all the things that go into running the city.”
Despite Brook Park’s population dipping over the past couple years, Hudak-Johnson believes an upswing is on the horizon. “Houses are going up for sale, and they’re not on the market for longer than a week before they’re sold,” she says. “It really seems like we’re beginning to build ourselves back up.”