Assessor Candidate Statements

Who are the candidates running for the 2018 Board of Assessors? How long have they lived in Arden? What interests and experience would they bring to … [Read more...]

Return of the “Red Book”

The Village of Arden Handbook (aka the Red Book), published in 1996, was the first attempt to bring together, in one document, all of the governing … [Read more...]

Dela Bryan, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM:  My name is Dela Bryan, and I live with my husband Rob and daughter Katie (age 11) on Orchard Road. I would be thankful for an opportunity … [Read more...]

Jennifer Borders, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM:  I have lived in Arden for 22 years and have served on the Forest Committee for 8 years.  I live on the woods and care deeply for our “Green … [Read more...]

Debbi Sheiker, candidate for BWVC Committee

INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I have served on the BWVC Committee since Oct 2015 as secretary. It has been my pleasure and a great experience working … [Read more...]

Marcia Scheflen, candidate for Archives

WHO I AM:  I am a retired teacher, mother of four, and grandmother of seven (and counting).  My husband and I moved to Arden about five years ago, but … [Read more...]

Tegan Harcourt, candidate for Safety Committee

WHO I AM:  I am an expected graduate of Hollins University in May with a major in international business, minor in Spanish, and certificate in … [Read more...]

Rowan Harcourt-Brooke, candidate for Safety Committee

WHO I AM:  I was brought up volunteering in Arden and, even since I've gone to college, I work on Arden projects when I'm home on weekends and during … [Read more...]

Frank Maier, candidate for Playground

WHO I AM: I am a 20 year resident of Arden & have spent many a day with my children & grand children playing on the playground. I think it … [Read more...]

Steve Tanzer, candidate for Safety Committee

WHO I AM:  I’m (almost) a lifelong Arden resident. Previously worked for the Delaware General Assembly. Currently work at Trader Joe’s. I’m also a … [Read more...]

Mary Young, candidate for Buzz Ware & Community Planning

WHO I AM:  I am a relatively new resident of Arden  and feel grateful to live in such a welcoming community where many are committed in its welfare. I … [Read more...]

Grace Ressler, candidate for Archives

WHO I AM: Hello Neighbors, I am an Adjunct Instructor in Theatre at Delaware County Community College and in English and Speech Communications at … [Read more...]

Chris Junk, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM:  My family and I have lived in Arden since 2010. I am passionate about science, the natural world, and Arden. I would be honored to serve as … [Read more...]

Warren Rosenkranz, candidate for Budget & Community Planning

WHO I AM: Short term resident of Arden (only 14 years) and firm supporter of open and transparent government. INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I have owned … [Read more...]

Barbara Henry, candidate for Registration Committee

WHO I AM: My husband and I moved to Arden 17 years ago from Texas when I took a job with Christiana Care. I am a professional medical librarian, which … [Read more...]

Ruth Panella, candidate for Playground

WHO I AM:  I, now 70, am a 43-year resident who has greatly appreciated the open areas and playground equipment that Arden offers for our children, … [Read more...]

Jill Althouse-Wood, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM: Mark and I have lived in Arden for 3.5 years, and the first year we moved here, every committee but Archives swooped down and asked us to … [Read more...]

Candidate Statements

Click here to read short statements from your neighbors who are running for committees and officers. Check back; statements will be added as they are … [Read more...]

Danny Schweers, candidate for Chair of the Advisory Committee

WHO I AM: Schooled in physics and philosophy, having worked at Stanford University and M.I.T., I have been self-employed most of my life in … [Read more...]

Sample Ballot March 2017 Election

The Village of Arden will hold its annual Election of Committees and Officers at the March 2017 Town Meeting, March 27, Gild Hall, 7:30 p.m. All Arden … [Read more...]

Mike Curtis

MIKE CURTIS  I have been advocating land-rent for revenue and land value taxation since I served on Arden’s Board of Assessors in 1969. While the … [Read more...]

Mike Opelka

MIKE OPELKA Having lived in Arden for the past eight years, I am a relative newcomer here and would offer a fresh perspective for this post. I also … [Read more...]

Gary E. Quinton

Gary E. Quinton   I have lived in Arden for 11 years, learning much about our community through personal contacts and public meetings. I believe the … [Read more...]

Warren Rosenkranz

I have served on the Assessors for many years and in my tenure the Board has only raised the assessment to meet the School Tax increases that we have … [Read more...]

Cecilia Vore, candidate for Registration (elections)

WHO I AM: I’ve lived in Arden since 1981 and have been active on town committees, ACRA, and the Arden Club since I arrived, doing some jobs really … [Read more...]

Albert Marks (Al), candidate for Civic Committee

WHO I AM: Hello. I have served on the Civic Committee for the last 2 years as co-chairman. I have taken on the road projects (paving), bridge repair … [Read more...]

New Trash & Recycling Flier

Trash didn’t get picked up? Can you recycle pizza boxes? Get answers in the updated Recycling Flier. Our pick-up day has changed to Tuesday. The list … [Read more...]

Affidavit for requesting an Absentee Ballot is available

If you will be unable to attend the March 27, 2017 Town Meeting, you can request an Absentee ballot. See the Election Procedures & Records page to … [Read more...]

Barbara Henry, candidate for Registration Committee

WHO I AM: My husband (Danny Schweers) and I moved to Arden in 2000 from Austin, Texas. We fell in love with the community and all the activities in … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Politis, candidate for Town Assembly Chair

WHO I AM: I moved into the Ardens in 1999 and moved to Arden in 2000.  Pam, my wife, and I were drawn to Arden because of the strong sense of … [Read more...]

John Martin, candidate for Budget Committee

INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I’m good with numbers :) … [Read more...]

Carol Larson, candidate for Forest Committee

INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS: I’ve served on the Forest Committee for 8 years and would love to continue, having found a calling in the work. I serve on the … [Read more...]

Dorinda Dove, candidate for Registration Committee

WHO I AM: Dorinda has been a nurse-midwife for 21 years and is co-owner and co-director of The Birth Center in Wilmington.  She is married to Ron … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Varley, candidate for Registration Committee

WHO I AM: My family and I moved to Arden in 1960 and quickly became active both in Town Meeting and the Arden Club.  I have distinct memories of … [Read more...]