Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development, 2013
Executive Director of the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development
Mandy Woods serves as executive director of the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development (DCD), a combined building and planning department which serves the unincorporated areas of the county and each of the five incorporated towns: Andrews, Markle, Mount Etna, Roanoke, and Warren.
On a day-to-day basis, Mandy and her four staff members enforce zoning compliance, issue building permits, address unsafe structure complaints, issue addresses, review land use requests, and more. Mandy is also the floodplain administrator for Huntington County and each of the five towns. In 2016, she became a certified floodplain manager (CFM). Several projects are in the works for DCD, including updating the comprehensive plans for each town and the county.
Mandy graduated from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning with a bachelor of urban planning and development in December 2013. Prior to her position with Huntington County, she worked for the City of Marion, first as an intern in the planning department, eventually hiring on as chief of staff under Mayor Seybold in 2015. During her time with the City of Marion, she assisted with writing an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan and collaborated with a local team to produce a downtown-focused strategic investment plan for the State of Indiana’s Stellar Communities Program in both 2014 and 2015.
Outside of work, Mandy serves on the City of Huntington’s Historic Review Board. She has a passion for reading, writing, a variety of creative projects, and spending time with her family and friends.
She and her husband Ryan live near downtown Huntington—close enough for Mandy to walk to the courthouse for work each day.