Wheat Ridge Prioritizes Strategic Communication, Community Education, and Resident Involvement.
The City of Wheat Ridge welcomes Amanda Harrison as the Communications and Engagement Manager, a position the council has prioritized over the last three years. “Amanda is a passionate marketing and communications professional whose 10-years of experience will be instrumental in keeping Wheat Ridge’s residents informed about our strategic plans and priorities for the future,” said Director of Administrative Services Allison Scheck. Harrison comes from Detroit, where she served as the communications manager for the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the top five encyclopedic museums in North America. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, Harrison provided visionary leadership and strategic counsel for determining priorities, goals, and objectives to ensure community outreach efforts were effective and timely. She hosted a live weekly program called, Thursdays at the Museum, and played an instrumental role in the museum’s successful millage renewal campaign.
Simultaneously, Harrison served as an elected official for the City of Rochester. As a council member, Harrison served on the city’s budgeting committee, helped oversee the development of the City’s strategic plan, and represented Rochester on the CMNtv Board. The City of Wheat Ridge began looking for a communications manager after Public Information Officer Sara Spaulding resigned last May. Harrison will be responsible for outgoing communications from the City, brand management, public relations, website and social media initiatives, content development and acts as the City’s main spokesperson.
About the City of Wheat Ridge The City of Wheat Ridge offers a mix of retail/commercial businesses and unique residential neighborhoods with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. The community of nine square miles is located immediately west of Denver with a population of 33,000 residents. This home rule city was incorporated in 1969, however, its rich heritage extends back to the 1800s.