Assistant City Manager Eric Ellwanger will guide Allen through a period of transition following the retirement of longtime City Manager Peter H. Vargas.
Ellwanger will begin the role of Acting City Manager on May 1. Vargas hired him as Assistant to the City Manager in 2012 and promoted him to Assistant City Manager in 2014. Ellwanger’s career in municipal service spans more than fifteen years with positions in Plano and Colleyville. He holds an Masters of Public Administration from University of North Texas and BA in Management from the University of Houston.
Former Assistant to the City Manager Rebecca Vice has accepted the role as Acting Assistant City Manager during this transitional period. Allen City Council expects to announce Allen’s next City Manager in early May.