Brownwood City Council approved Henry Wied as the Division Director of Public Works
On Tuesday, May 25, the Brownwood City Council approved Henry Wied as the Division Director of Public Works. Mr. Wied has been with the City for five years as the Director of Utilities and was recently named the Interim Director of Parks. The announcement follows the recent retirement of Assistant City Manager Tim Airheart after 30 years of service.
“Tim Airheart left big shoes to fill as the Assistant City Manager of Public Works. We are fortunate to have multiple people within the City organization who have the skill and desire to continue the great work he did,” City Manager Emily Crawford stated.
According to city staff, Mr. Wied has brought stability and improvement to every department with which he has worked. Mr. Wied excels in operational efficiencies, cross-training, and coaching front-line managers. He is quick to take action and has a can-do attitude. Mr. Wied holds the highest water and wastewater licenses available and will begin obtaining solid waste licenses this year. He has a degree in Communications from Concordia University and 22 years of experience in public utilities management. Crawford told the City Council, “I am confident in Henry’s abilities, commitment, and character. I believe he can take the Public Works division into the future and continue the great work that Tim Airheart and others before him established.”
The Development Services Department and Engineering Departments will no longer be under the Public Works Division. Development Services Director, Tim Murray, will be the director over both departments until a Director over Engineering Services is placed. The Parks Department will transition away from Mr. Wied’s oversight in the coming months.