Michael Heaney Director of Services Donegal County Council
Michael Heaney is Director of Services with Donegal County Council with specific responsibility for Community, Culture, Planning & Economic Development. In this role he is also Chief Executive of Donegal County Development Board, the statutory body with responsibility for coordination of all development and public service delivery in the Donegal region and also for implementation of the integrated Donegal Strategy for Economic, Social and Cultural Development. In 2006 he was appointed as a non executive Director of Ilex – the Derry Urban Regeneration Company.
He has been involved in working in the fields of economic development, natural resource development, tourism, community development, social inclusion, regional and cross-border development and cultural service provision.
Previously worked as a Development Executive with Udarás na Gaeltachta (the Gaeltacht Development Authority) in Kerry, Galway, Mayo and Donegal. Was Manager of Inishowen Rural Development Ltd, Project Leader with Inishowen Community Development Group (Pilot Project of Second EC Anti-Poverty Programme) and Regional Coordinator with the Department of Agriculture and Food (ROI) Integrated Rural Development Programme.