Honoring Heidi McNally-Dialby Representative Jeff Denham
Posted on 2013-02-27
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge and honor Ms.
Heidi McNally-Dial, Economic Development/Redevelopment Manager for the
City of Turlock, who has retired after many years of outstanding
Heidi started with the City of Turlock in December of 2006. As part of a Council-approved reorganization to make economic development and redevelopment more visible and active in the community, she had numerous responsibilities. Those responsibilities included implementation of the Westside Industrial Specific Plan (WISP), management of the redevelopment agency, implementation and management of the Turlock Enterprise Zone in cooperation with the Alliance, and acting as the business liaison to assist with expansions, attraction, and retention. In addition, she was asked to represent Turlock on a variety of city and county-wide boards and organizations related to economic development.
Mrs. McNally-Dial has almost 30 years of experience working in local, regional, and state governmental agencies--primarily in the fields of planning, redevelopment, and economic development. Heidi previously worked for Stanislaus County, the City of Modesto, the City of Ceres, and Cal Trans.
Her family moved to Turlock in 1973, when her father chose Castle Air Force Base as his last duty station before retirement. Heidi stayed local and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1980 and a Master's of Public Administration in 1983 from California State University, Stanislaus (CSUS).
Heidi has been married for 33 years to Gary Dial, a retired CPA. Together, they have a 25-year-old son, and they enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and brewing beer. Heidi and Gary are also Giants season-ticket holders and sports fans.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in honoring and commending Mrs. Heidi McNally-Dial for her numerous years of selfless service to the betterment of our community.
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