Heidi Lapin, CPRP, RAS


Heidi Lapin has more than 25 years of experience working in local government.  She is known as an innovative, passionate and dynamic leader who focuses on details and data. Her proven strengths are in prioritizing, managing, and completing multiple, concurrently running projects in fast-paced environments on time and within budget.  Heidi is a “Swiss army knife” because she is able to adapt and blend the technical knowledge of our engineers, with her government background and business sense to provide excellent customer experiences.

Heidi sets standards at WT for the highest levels of customer experience, communications and satisfaction. She loves seeing projects come to fruition and gaining repeat clients as a result.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1999

Bachelor of Science -  Leisure Studies, Recreation Management


North Park University - 2011

Masters of Business Administration

Young Professional of the Year IPRA - Illinois Parks and Recreation Association 2008

Young Professional Externship American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration 2009

John C. Potts "Pottsie" Leadership Recognition -  American Academy for Parks & Recreation Administration 2014

Get On A Trail Award- Brevard County Space Coast TPO (Transportation Planning Organization) 2014

NRPA    National Recreation and Parks Association

IPRA     Illinois Parks and Recreation Association

FRPA    Florida Recreation and Parks Association

APWA   American Public Works Association

CPRP - Certified Parks and Recreation Professional – NRPA

Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS) - Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

Capital Improvement Certificate - Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands - Indiana University

Emergency Management Institute - FEMA ICS -100, 200, 402 IS-NIMS 700, 701, 702, 703, 704 IS-800

Municipality Projects – City and County

Park District Projects – New Construction and Renovation

Mixed-Use Redevelopment

TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Projects

ADA Accessibility Audits, Transition Plans, Policy Reviews, Training

Building Site Assessments / Evaluations

Historic Rehabilitation Projects - Historic Tax Credits

Grant Writing / Grant Administration


Heidi also serves as an adjunct professor at Eastern Illinois University teaching undergraduate students principals of organizational development, supervision and leadership in organizations, and creating productive work teams.

CAC - Children’s Advocacy Center of North & Northwest Cook County 2019 - Present

Special Olympics Polar Plunge Chicago 2009

WDSRA Western DuPage Special Recreation Association - SkyDive 2010

Rotary International 2004-2015