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City Hires Community Development Director

Mindi Hurley Selected for New Position Effective February 1, 2017

​​COPPELL, Texas, (February 1, 2017) – The City Manager has named Mindi Hurley as the Community Development Director for the City of Coppell effective February 1, 2017. Hurley will oversee the newly created Community Development department, which includes Planning, Building Inspections, Environmental Health and Economic Development. Hurley has been with the City for approximately 12 years as the Economic Development Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office.

“Mindi understands our organization’s culture, has proven herself as a leader and is well respected amongst her peers,” said City Manager Clay Phillips.  “She has a vision for the Community Development department that follows the servant’s heart mentality, and we believe she will do great things to further the City’s mission as a premier community of choice.”

Over the years, Hurley has been instrumental in bringing many high profile businesses to Coppell, including Amazon, AAA, Samsung and Panasonic, to name a few. She has crafted numerous incentive agreements, resolutions and contracts that helped bring millions of dollars in tax revenues to the City. Hurley also developed a business retention program that continues to grow and focus on workforce development.

 “Over the years I have watched Coppell blossom in to a world class city, and it has been a privilege to play a small part in that growth and development,” said Community Development Director Mindi Hurley. “The Community Development department will continue to facilitate the physical development of the community in a manner that aligns with City Council goals. Combining these functions under one umbrella will provide for a seamless development process for the customer, and I am excited about the opportunity to work with a great group of people that now fall under this new department.”

Upon the retirement of Planning Director Gary Sieb in January, several functions were combined under a new Community Development umbrella due to their overlapping duties and close working relationships. The Building Inspections and Environmental Health divisions previously fell under the Engineering umbrella, and the Economic Development Coordinator position was in the City Manager’s office.​