Everyone elected to government positions in the Village of Arden are volunteers except the paid positions of Secretary and Treasurer. As each committee position becomes vacant, two nominees are required to be listed on the ballot, twice as many as needed. That means our village often has a higher percentage of the population running for office every spring than most municipalities have voting!
The ballot for committee positions and officials is finalized at the Advisory Committee meeting in March. If you live in the Village of Arden, are 18 years of age or older, and will have lived in Arden for six months as of March 22, 2021, you are eligible to serve.
Again, as each committee position becoming vacant, we need two (2) nominees for the ballot. We only need one (1) nominee for officer positions. More than the minimum are welcome!
Nominees as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
Safety [Need 6, Have 2] — Yes: Brooke Bovard, Chris Junk.
Registration [Need 4, Have 3] — Yes: Marcia Scheflen, Elizabeth Varley, Danielle Monroe.
Playground [Need 6, Have 3] — Yes: Zach Houck, Mike Kline, Sachin Puranik
Forest [Need 6, Have 6] — Yes: Jill Althouse-Wood, Carol Larson, Keri del Tufo, Margo Al-Taweel, Drew Jordan, Grace Ressler.
Community Planning [Need 6, Have 6] — YES: Jennifer Borders, Ron Meick, Grace Ressler, Pam Politis, Brooke Bovard, David Gerbec.
Civic [Need 6, Have 5] — Yes: Rick Ferrell, Mark Wood, Harold Kalmus, Ed Rohrbach, Sachin Puranik.
BWVC [Need 6, Have 3] — Yes: Maria Burslem, Betty O’Regan, Toby Ridings.
Budget [Need 6, Have 6] — Yes: Csongor Pinter, Deborah Ricard, Warren Rosenkranz, Brooke Bovard, Nick Stalloni, Jeanne Covert.
Audit [Need 4, Have 4] — Yes: Deborah Ricard, Laura Wallace, Deborah Bricker, Megan Murphy King.
Archives [Need 6, Have 6] — Yes: Maria Burslem, Barbara Macklem, Lisa Mullinax, Vicki Scott, Tanya Lazar, Ellen Dolmetsch.
CHAIR OF TOWN ASSEMBLY: Jeffrey Politis
SECRETARY: Liz Resko
CHAIR OF ADVISORY: Danny Schweers
TREASURER: Elected in even-numbered years.
Candidate Statements and Time Line
NOMINEE STATEMENTS: If you agree to be a nominee, please use the nominee form on this website or email the Chair of Advisory Committee directly to send us a brief statement about why you want to serve. The Registration Committee will post candidate statements on this website starting Jan. 28, and will post additional statements as they are received. Click here to see the statements made so far.
TIME LINE: Names of nominees are accepted until the end of the Advisory Committee meeting in March. Advisory will finalize the ballot at that meeting, then the Registration Committee will send out absentee ballots soon afterwards. The election of officials and committees is the first order of business at the March town meeting.
Arden: Here’s How It Works
brief descriptions of committees & officers, duties, time commitment involved