Carroll Confirms Director of Land and Resource Management

The Carroll County Board of County Commissioners has announced the promotion of Christopher Heyn to Director of the Department of Land and Resource Management.

Heyn has served as acting director of the department since March 2021, and was promoted to director earlier this week. He started with Carroll County in 2010 as the Engineering Reviewer in the Bureau of Development Review and has since served in a number of other roles for the County including Watershed Restoration Engineer, and Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Resource Management.

Commissioner Ed Rothstein, President of the Board of Commissioners, said, “Chris has done a great job managing Land and Resource Management as an acting director and this promotion is well-deserved. His education, knowledge and experience will provide essential leadership in this critical role for the county. His demonstrated ability to lead Carroll County’s oversight, implementation and management of programs related to zoning, development review, resource management and agriculture preservation make him a valued member of our management team.”

According to Carroll County:

Mr. Heyn’s new title will give him management responsibilities for the Bureau of Development Review, Agriculture Preservation, and Zoning Administration.

Mr. Heyn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his 11 years of service to Carroll County, he worked as an engineering consultant for 17 years.

Mr. Heyn and his wife have lived in Westminster since 1995. They have two sons who both graduated from Winters Mill High School. Their older son is currently studying environmental engineering at Clarkson University and their younger son is currently studying business law at Drexel University. As both Mr. Heyn and his wife are registered professional engineers, it is no surprise that they are extremely proud of their “Clarkson Knight” and “Drexel Dragon.”

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