Wheat Ridge Strengthens Leadership Capacity in Response to Dynamic Organizational and Community Needs
The City of Wheat Ridge today announced the promotion of two senior leaders within the city. Allison Scheck, who previously served as administrative services director, has been promoted to deputy city manager, where she will continue to direct the Administrative Services Department, while helping guide strategic planning. Marianne Schilling, who previously served as assistant to the city manager, has been appointed to assistant city manager, where she will continue to provide guidance to the city manager on city council directed initiatives, special projects, and policy research. In this new role, she will also direct and lead the city’s new neighborhood resources initiative to address complicated community and neighborhood issues.
Both women will serve in critical leadership roles within the City of Wheat Ridge and will work closely together across all upstream opportunities.
“Both of these women are exceptional thought leaders in the local government space, and I am delighted to have this partnership as we continue to provide exceptional service and innovative strategies to Wheat Ridge residents,' said City Manager Patrick Goff. “The advancement the city has seen over the last four years can be credited in part to the knowledge and experience of Allison and Marianne.”
During Scheck’s four years at the City of Wheat Ridge she has proven herself as a leader during some of the most challenging times, including a global pandemic and a ransomware attack. Scheck is an expert in operations, logistics, events, budgeting, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, fundraising, management, process improvement and change management. She holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado.
Schilling has grown over the past four plus years from a special projects manager to a supervisor leading and directing four employees and several important initiatives including the city's response to homelessness, sustainability, race and equity, and many other important community initiatives. She holds a master’s in public administration from the North Carolina State University.
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.