Carrollton Appoints New Environmental Services Department Director
The City of Carrollton is excited to announce the selection of Cory Heiple as its new Environmental Services Director. Heiple begins his new position Thursday, January 24.
Heiple has been with the City since April 2015 and was promoted to Environmental Quality Manager in August of 2017. In the management position, he was responsible for supervising a diverse spectrum of staff members and programs and designing and presenting regulatory change proposals to the City as the program subject matter expert. He also coordinated and directed division and department-wide initiatives for the enhancement and improvement of service and program delivery for the community.
Among his accomplishments with the City, he authored and presented the 2018 Carrollton Food Establishment Requirements ordinance revisions adopted by City Council in July 2018 and worked with the leadership staff, internal support departments, and external volunteer groups to develop the Adopt-A-Spot environmental volunteer program for litter control in the City.
In his new position as director, Heiple will oversee the City of Carrollton’s Environmental Quality, Community Services/Code Enforcement, and Animal Services Divisions.
“The three divisions within Environmental Services provide an excellent cross-section of the environmental aspects within the City of Carrollton,” said Heiple. “Something I have a deep passion for.”
Heiple said he believes there are exciting environmental innovation opportunities on the horizon and he is eager to infuse these inventive concepts into the City to ensure Carrollton remains the community families and businesses want to call home.
“I look forward to providing innovation within the department to advance the technological tools available at our disposal, to engage our external partners for our continual improvement, and to expand our outreach opportunities within the City.”
Having begun his career in the private sector before joining the City of Carrollton, Heiple said he understands the need for continued efficiency, outstanding customer service, and challenging the status quo. He believes these core components are fundamental to the strategic planning and success of the department and organization.
Heiple is replacing Scott Hudson, who became the Environmental Services Director in 2007. Hudson retires with more than 29 years of service to the City of Carrollton and has been instrumental in establishing current City environmental and community program standards.
“After so many years of service in this community, you want to see your team left in good hands,” Hudson said. “Cory’s strong leadership skills, work ethic, and vision for the department position him to make a strong contribution to this community. I’m very pleased to see Cory move into this new role.”
“Working with Scott and having handled some challenging environmental scenarios during my time as the Environmental Quality Manager has prepared me to successfully lead this team,” Heiple said. “I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the City of Carrollton and its residents in this capacity.
“The Environmental Services Department has dedicated, hardworking staff, strong partnerships internally and externally, and a remarkable trajectory to protect the life and safety of residents. This department consistently exemplifies the better, faster, and friendlier service values the City represents, and I couldn’t be more excited to carry forward the legacy of my predecessor.”
Heiple holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is on track to finish a master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver in May of 2019.
“Cory exhibits the principles of the Carrollton Difference, and he will be a great addition to our leadership team,” said Assistant City Manager for Public Safety and Development Services Marc Guy.
For more information about the City of Carrollton’s Environmental Services Department, visit cityofcarrollton.com/envservices.