The Washington County Board unanimously approved the hire of Kiefer Heiman as its new county engineer during its meeting on Tuesday, January 8.
Heiman was selected among eight top candidates and after three rounds of interviews. He is a 2010 graduate of Nashville Community High School and graduated from Valparaiso University in 2014.
Heiman started his position on Monday. He succeeds Mitch Burdick, who announced his resignation late last year. Burdick had accepted the position of county engineer for Jackson County.
Heiman had been previously working as a staff engineer and in construction consulting for T.Y. Lin International in Chicago.
In an email interview, Heiman said he is looking forward to working for his home county.
“I worked as a construction engineer for a private company in Chicago,” he said. “I handled inspections and oversight on multiple roadway, rail, and infrastructure projects. Those projects have provided me with a strong background in construction methods and the ability to address technical issues.”
Heiman also said he wants to continue to strengthen the roadways within the county.
“Washington County highways have always been highly regarded for their quality. My initial goal is to continue that tradition,” he said.
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