Assistant Planner Scott Heacock has developed some key passions and interests early in his career. He has put a lot of energy into advancing issues of housing equality, as well as equity inclusion through his work.

He is also passionate about helping local governments identify unique opportunities to make their community a better place for everyone.  

Scott has a range of work experience that aligns well with the client needs at Vandewalle & Associates. During his graduate degree studies, Scott worked as a Teaching Assistant with the UW-Madison Department of Political Science and as a Summer Planning Assistant with the City of Middleton. He also worked as a Housing & Resident Relations Specialist at Commonwealth Development, a Madison based non-profit, where he assisted residents with recertification applications to qualify for affordable housing. 

Prior to graduate school, he worked as Legislative Aide for the Wisconsin State Legislature Assembly Minority Caucus Chair. He regularly met with constituents and interest groups to listen to their thoughts on how state level issues affected them locally. In that role he also managed criminal justice and LGBTQ+ policy portfolios, developed press strategies, and reviewed bill proposals for co-sponsorship.  

Additionally, he has worked on many political campaigns that gave him the opportunity to travel across Wisconsin and meet with local elected officials and community members. His favorite part of that time was hearing about what made their community unique and the challenges they’ve overcome.   

You can contact Scott here.


University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduation: May 2023 
M.S. Urban and Regional Planning 
Specialization: Community Development and Affordable Housing 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduation: December 2016 
B.S. Political Science, Certificate Environmental Studies