Heidi Keeney Joins OED

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development announces Heidi Keeney has joined the office as Administrative Assistant and Building Manager for the ROOT building. Heidi brings fifteen years of administrative experience, strong organizational skills, and vast County knowledge. She has served Frederick County in the Department of Social Services, Housing & Community Development, the Finance Division, and most recently, the Office of the County Executive. 

After spending over seven years on the political side of Frederick County Government, Heidi brings experience in constituent services, writing County policy, budgeting, and has built strong relationships throughout Frederick County.

Helen Propheter, Director of the Office of Economic Development said, “Heidi comes with a wealth of knowledge that spans three different divisions, not often can we be so lucky as to have an employee join our team with so much experience.  Heidi will fit right in with our high-functioning and fast-pace.”

She previously served as the Building Manager for Winchester Hall located at 12 East Church Street, for nearly five years and brings great experience and knowledge of County policies and procedures. Heidi will work closely with the ROOT building partners at 118 North Market Street, including the Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), and HOOD College.

Heidi said, “I am most looking forward to gaining knowledge about local businesses, working with staff to plan events, and meeting the hardworking people of Frederick County!”

Heidi is a Pennsylvania native and after commuting for several years, is proud to be a Frederick County resident.  When she is not working, she is most likely spending time with her twin sister, nephews or niece. Heidi enjoys running and has completed five marathons and nineteen half marathons including the Chicago marathon and the Lululemon Seawheeze half marathon in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  

The Office of Economic Development is excited to have Heidi join our team.