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 23, 2020, 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 Tuesday, March 3, 2020
ARCHIVES: Four nominees are needed and we have five: Ellen Dolmetsch, Elaine Hickey, Marcia Scheflen, Vicki Scott, and Sadie Somerville.
AUDIT: Two nominees are needed and we have two: Cookie Ohlson and Grace Ressler.
BUDGET: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Brooke Bovard, Tiernan Harcourt Brooke, David Gerbec, Vicki Scott.
BUZZ WARE VILLAGE CENTER: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Michelle Lauer, Clay Ridings, Debbi Sheiker, and Mary Young.
CIVIC: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Steve Benigni, Leslie Carey, Carol DiGiovanni, Carol Larson.
COMMUNITY PLANNING: Four nominees are needed and we have five: Carol DiGiovanni, Rick Ferrell, Warren Rosenkranz, John Scheflen, and Mark Wood.
FOREST: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Beverly Clendening, David Jones, Jeff Martin, and Ed Rohrbach.
PLAYGROUND: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Barbara Henry, Zachary Houck, Mike Klein, and Larry Walker.
REGISTRATION: Six nominees are needed and we have six: Cecilia Vore, Dela Bryant, Barbara Macklem, David Nordheimer, Mary Murphy, and Katey Scobell.
SAFETY: Four nominees are needed and we have four: Renata Brito-Cherrin, Marianne Cinaglia, John DiGiacoma, and Stephen Harcourt.
CHAIR OF THE TOWN ASSEMBLY. One nominee is needed and we have one, Jeffrey Politis.
SECRETARY: One nominee is needed and we have one, Liz Resko.
TREASURER: One nominee is needed and we have one, Skip Bailey.
CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: One nominee is needed and we have two: Carol DiGiovanni and Danny Schweers.
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