Cottonwood Heights welcomes Shipp aboard

August 5, 2016 by  

Cottonwood Heights has hired Matt Shipp to take over as its new Director of Public Works.

Shipp, who resides with his wife and their four children in Lehi, previously worked for Epic Engineering. Epic is a medium-sized civil engineering firm with several locations in Utah, as well as in Arizona and North Dakota. He has also worked in South Jordan, and in Highland. Shipp is joining the city’s staff as Cottonwood Heights begins taking over various services from the agencies it had hired to provide them in the past.

Last October, Cottonwood Heights ended its contract with Terracare Associates, which had provided snowplowing services for the preceding three winters. Bryce Haderlie, the assistant city manager, noted that providing its own services was part of the city’s transitioning into a municipality from being a county area.

Cottonwood Heights is just now starting up its full-service department of public works in time for Shipp to take over. It is not expected that the department will be fully operational until October 1.

Shipp is taking over from Mike Allen, who held the post for seven years. Allen will step into the job of Public Works Operations Manager, which is a new position.

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