Assessor Candidate Statements

Statements from the candidates for Assessors are posted each year in October, prior to the November election of the Board of Assessors. This post is … [Read more...]

Sadie Somerville, candidate for Archives Committee

WHO I AM: I came to the Arden Folk Gild for years before falling in love with my Arden house and moving to Arden in 1993. INTEREST AND/OR … [Read more...]

Mary Young, candidate for Buzz Ware

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 to its welfare. I … [Read more...]

Jeff Martin, candidate for Forest Committee

WHO I AM: As a new resident of Arden, I look forward to participating in and contributing to my adopted community, my new home. I’ve been blessed to … [Read more...]

Draft Ballot: Committees & Officers

Who is running? Which committees still need nominees? Election night is Monday, March 26, during the Town Meeting. All Arden residents 18 years of age … [Read more...]

Affidavit for requesting an Absentee Ballot is available

If you will be unable to attend the March 26, 2018 Town Meeting, you can request an Absentee ballot. See the Election Procedures & Records page to … [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 from Oct 2015 to March 2017 as secretary. It has been my pleasure and a great experience … [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 and grandchildren playing on the playground. I think it would … [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...]

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

Candidates may submit a statement. Voters can learn about the people who are running. Click here to read short statements from your neighbors who … [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 2018 Election

The Election of Committees is Monday, March 26. See who is on the ballot by linking to the Sample Ballot below. The annual election is held at the … [Read more...]

Mike Opelka 2018

MIKE OPELKA 2018 Having lived in Arden for the past nine years, I am a relative newcomer here and would offer a fresh perspective for this post. I … [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

Note: Albert is also running for Community Planning Committee. WHO I AM: Hello. I have served on the Civic Committee for the last 3 years as … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]