Following the retirement of Marge Burda on January 14, Marla M. Schachtel will serve as the Manager of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center at Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest.
was selected based on results of this search and her
participation in a comprehensive assessment process conducted by the Executive Staff.
is a great fit for this challenge.
In addition to her
experience in successfully managing the Senior Center
in Highland Park, what most impressed us was Marla's enthusiasm, her
creativity and her
ability to connect with people.
will provide outstanding leadership for the Senior Center
, as it serves the evolving needs of older adults in our communities."
Ms. Schachtel was Senior Services Manager for the Highland Park Senior Center since February 2009 and was the Program Coordinator there prior to that since 1997.
City Manager Bob Kiely states "Marla
has a real commitment to serving our seniors and a great ability to bring people together.