Candidate statements — Committees & Officers

Statement page will be active after Feb 11.

Below are brief bios of those who are up for election at the March 26, 2018, town meeting. Click each headline or the “Read more” links to read each candidate’s full statement. Voting begins as soon as the town meeting convenes and continues throughout the meeting.

Committee and Officer candidates: Please tell the Village about yourself. Click here to go to a form you can fill out.

Click here for a current list of committee members.
Click here for a DRAFT BALLOT showing nominees. Link will be active after Feb 11.
After March 7 a SAMPLE BALLOT will replace the DRAFT BALLOT. It will show the final list of all nominees.

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Cookie Ohlson, Audit Committee

WHO I AM: In June I will have been an Arden resident for 26 years. I retired from teaching English and Middle School Gifted Seminar in 2005. Since … [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...]

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...]

Barbara Macklem, candidate for Registration Committee

Note: this is a revision of Barbara’s statement from 2017, when she ran for Archives.  WHO I AM: Although I have only lived in Arden since 1997, my … [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...]