A man who recently was honored by Jacksonville officials for his work there has been named to head a Mecklenburg County agency that oversees land use, health issues, and storm water services.
Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi was named Friday as Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency director.
Gujjarlapudi, currently Director of the Environmental and Compliance Department and Division Chief of the Environmental Quality Division in Jacksonville, will start his new job Jan. 9. He replaces Cary Saul, who is retiring after 30 years with the county.
“I am excited about the opportunity and am looking forward to making a difference within the agency and the community,” said Gujjarlapudi, who was honored by Jacksonville City Council for his leadership there.
Gujjarlapudi, who earned about $120,000 in Florida, will have a salary of $145,000 in Mecklenburg County.
He has bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A&M.
In his new job, he heads a department with more than 450 employees and an annual operating budget of $63 million. The department oversees environmental health, solid waste, and storm water services, among other operations.