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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON reports

ELECTION

REFLECTIONS

There is no doubt in my mind that this has been a watershed

year in the history of Greenwood Village. After an

exceptional turnout of voters in the June 6

Special Election on the proposed Amendment

to the Comprehensive Plan and a spirited City

Council election, I believe we should now focus

on 2018 and beyond.

Ron Rakowsky

rrakowsky@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

I am excited to work with this newly constituted

group of City Councilmembers as I note below.

Three members are returning, three former

members are coming back, and two brand new

members have been elected. I believe it is a

significant positive event that our new Mayor

Pro Tem was elected unanimously.

I think that all of our citizens should follow the

lead of their City Council and come together to

work collectively on the future decisions that will come our

way. As we work together we should heed the words of the

43rd President of the United States after another historical

election:

“America, at

its best,

matches a

commitment

to principle

with a concern

for civility. A

civil society

demands from

each of us

good will and

respect, fair

dealing and

forgiveness.”

To that end

I encourage

all of our

neighborhoods

and

Homeowner

Associations

to, after

consulting

weather

forecasts, pick

an evening or two in January for neighbors to safely

extinguish lighting for a time to celebrate together the beauty

of the Dark Skies concept coupled with hot chocolate, coffee

and s’mores. None of us, myself included, spend enough time

getting to know our neighbors. A Dark Skies night could be

just that opportunity.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO

YOUR FAMILY FROM OURS

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa!

As we approach the Winter Solstice and our most festive

annual holidays, both religious and secular, I wish you and

your family Happy Holidays! This is one of the best times of

the year to be with family, friends, neighbors and even new

acquaintances. During all of the celebrations, please be safe

and celebrate responsibly. Everyone should have happy

memories of this 2017 holiday season while maintaining your

own traditions in a joyful and generous spirit. Should you

celebrate outside of your home or business, please consider

booking reservations and enjoying some holiday spirits at one

of our many varied fine establishments. Contact information

on all of our businesses is available through our Village

Website at www.greenwoodvillage.com. Just click on the

business directory.

WELCOME NEW CITY COUNCIL

Immediately prior to the Monday, November 20 City

Council meeting, seven residents of Greenwood Village were

sworn in by 18th Judicial District Judge, former

Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Gary Kramer to serve

their elected positions as City Councilmembers for a twoyear

term. These oaths of office signified their commitment

and loyalty to represent Greenwood Village and our citizens

to the best of their abilities, while upholding the laws of the

State of Colorado and ordinances of our city. In addition,

the City Council also unanimously elected District 3

Councilmember George Lantz as Mayor Pro Tem.

PG. 2 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


GOVERNMENT

CITY council

NOT SURE WHO YOUR

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE?

Obtain a list of your state and national government

representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 4

Dave Bullock

dbullock@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4137

Anne Ingebretsen

aingebretsen@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Steve Moran

smoran@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4133

Judith Hilton

jhilton@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

Jerry Presley

jpresley@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Dave Kerber

dkerber@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4134

Thomas Dougherty

tdougherty@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

Mayor Pro Tem Lantz will provide me

with wise counsel and will fulfill

mayoral duties on my behalf when I

am out of town. In addition, after an

Arapahoe County conducted recount

in District 4, Tom Dougherty was

confirmed as the second winner in

that race. He was sworn in on

November 29.

Greenwood Village has been blessed

with City Councils that have served

the Village well over the past 68 years.

I firmly believe this new City Council

is just as great as their predecessors and

I expect each one of them to take their

role as a City Councilmember to a

greater level as they work to enhance

and protect the quality of life of

Greenwood Village over the next two

years. I look forward to working with

this blue-ribbon group of professionals.

GV WINS THE TIM CUP

In November, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) hosted the

first annual Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Conference to discuss efforts to

improve TIM response throughout the state. As part of the conference, CDOT

awarded the TIM Cup to the best agency including law enforcement, public works,

dispatch and fire, who overall embodied the TIM philosophy in their daily

operations and response to critical incidents.

continued on page 4

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 3


GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron

continued from page 3

I am excited to report that Greenwood Village was the first

recipient of the TIM Cup for the Village’s response to the

fuel truck crash that occurred this past May. What ensued

during that event was extraordinary. Everyone at Greenwood

Village knew their role and immediately executed it. All our

resources, including several Public Works dump trucks filled

with sand and dirt which promptly arrived, came together

right on cue. Could have our operation been done better? I

seriously doubt it. While tens of thousands of citizens were

inconvenienced, when one of the two major economic

lifelines bisecting our city was severed, incidents such as this

one come with the territory.

Although Greenwood Village was named as the award’s first

recipient, we truly believe the success of our response to this

event would not have been possible without the assistance of

our partners: Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado

Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, and

South Metro Fire Rescue. The entire Denver region should

be exceedingly proud of everyone involved and their

extraordinary performance and response to this event that

resulted in only one injury.

DENVER SOUTH ADOPTS

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

On Friday, November 17, Denver South Economic

Development Partnership (DSEDP) hosted its annual

luncheon attended by nearly 600 business and civic leaders

in the south Denver area. Speaker Katty Kay, lead anchor

for BBC World News America, published author, and

advocate for women was the keynote speaker. Katty’s

background gives her an unique ability to speak about

globalization, current events, and the profound optimism

still motivating American voters — despite the division we

see on the news.

Katty discussed her vision of the world and the challenges

facing the entire country, from changes in the balance of

power to populism and nationalism to the growing pains

we’re all experiencing in the new, global economy. Katty’s

message was positive. Those American values, she believes,

RAMBLE WITH RON

Due to the fall and winter seasons, Ramble with Ron will be

suspended until the spring. If you have some ideas or

suggestions about living or working in Greenwood Village that

you would like to share with Mayor Ron Rakowsky, send him

an email at rakowsky@greenwoodvillage.com or call the

Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745.

Mayor Rakowsky with Katty Kay and Buz Koelbel.

are strong enough to weather these changes. She asserts

America’s foreign policy has been so effective over the last

century because it is driven by principles, not by

transactional relationships. She encouraged everyone in the

room to lean into objectivity, to avoid retreating from the

world, and to allow facts to drive the conversation.

She also applauded Denver South. She has spoken at many

business organization events, but she had never seen more

women in the room than she saw at this luncheon. It’s these

choices, made by Denver South every day, that positively

shape our future as citizens — of Denver South, of America,

and of the world at large.

Every year, Denver South Economic Development

Partnership puts out a call: Join us for lunch, take time to

connect with the leaders doing business next door, and hear a

new perspective. It’s a worthwhile endeavor, and this year was

no different. Katty Kay’s powerful message will surely have

Denver South thinking about its own role in the world for

time to come.

DENVER WATER IS RAISING

RATES ON MARCH 1

Next March, Village residents and businesses, along with the

entire Denver Water service area, will see an increase by

approximately $2.25 or less each month on their water bill if

they use water at the same rate as they did in 2017. Denver

Water’s rate structure includes a three-tiered charge for water

use (called the volume rate). To keep water affordable, indoor

continued on page 8

PG. 4 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

january 2018

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2

3 4

5 6

New Year’s Day

Village

Facilities

Closed

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

Trash And Recycling Holiday Reminder:

With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on

Mondays, there will be a one-day delay in service

for those weeks.

NO TRASH SERVICE

7 8

9

10 11 12 13

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

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16

17

18

19 20

Martin Luther

King Jr. Day

Village

Facilities

Closed

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

21 22

23 24 25

26 27

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

BOAA

Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

28

29 30 31

1

2 3

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

NEW ON GVTV 8 —

PREMIERES DECEMBER 15

VILLAGE SHOWCASE

The Legacy Of John Madden

Mayor Rakowsky sits down with developer

John Madden to talk about his work in the Village over

the past 50 years and the legacy he will leave behind

that has made Greenwood Village a special place.

Twitter

www.twitter.com/greenwoodgov

Facebook

www.facebook.com/greenwoodgov/

Instagram

www.instagram.com/cityofgreenwoodvillage

LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com

YouTube

www.YouTube.com/greenwoodvillage

GVTV 8 PROGRAMS

Village Showcase

Join Mayor Ron Rakowsky as he showcases

all the latest happenings and greatest events

taking place in Greenwood Village.

Beyond The Green

A program highlighting the parks, trails and

open space system in the Village.

Over 50 And Loving It!

A program focused on issues and events

affecting people 50+ years of age.

Safety Matters In Greenwood Village

Learn about safety issues in Greenwood

Village and techniques to help keep you and

your family safe.

GV Business Connections

Get an inside look at the business

community of Greenwood Village and learn

about some important business topics.

GV Kids, Ink! ® News

Hosted by youth news reporters, this

program features youth activities and events

in the community.

The Village Insider

Get a glimpse of the people and projects

behind the doors at City Hall.

Colorado Connected

Produced by the Colorado Communications

and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program

features programs on regional issues.

NASA 360

Produced by the National Institute of

Aerospace for NASA, this program examines

how technologies developed by and for

NASA are used in everything from space

exploration to everyday consumer products.

Graceful Aging

Enjoy this program to learn about elder care

needs. You’ll laugh, think and be inspired to

improve your life.

Denver Press Club

Hosted by the Denver Press Club, this

program features discussions with members

of the press and community.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch

A powerfully fun and effective workout that

will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart,

muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose

of cardio, strength and stretch moves and

finish up feeling energized for the start and

end of your day.

PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


GOVERNMENT

Greenwood Village

Don’t have Comcast cable? You can watch

GVTV 8 programs on the Village Website

at greenwoodvillage.com or

on The City of Greenwood

Village Channel on YouTube.

AVAILABLE ON COMCAST CABLE IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK PROVIDING PROGRAMMING REGARDING IMPORTANT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL TOPICS.

December 2017 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6:00 a.m. Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio

6:30 a.m. Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams

9:00 a.m. Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

9:10 a.m. Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

9:20 a.m. Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50!

9:30 a.m. Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

9:40 a.m. GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

9:50 a.m. GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

10:00 a.m. The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

10:30 a.m. NASA 360 Colorado NASA 360 Colorado NASA 360 Colorado NASA 360

Connected

Connected

Connected

11:00 a.m. Graceful

Aging

Graceful

Aging

Graceful

Aging

Graceful

Aging

11:30 a.m. Denver

Press Club

Denver Loft

Sessions

Denver

Press Club

Denver Loft

Sessions

Denver

Press Club

Denver Loft

Sessions

Denver

Press Club

Noon Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

3:00 p.m. Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio Jazz Cardio

3:30 p.m. Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams Traffic Cams

6:00 p.m. Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

Bulletin

Board

7:00 p.m. Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

Village

Showcase

7:10 p.m. Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

Beyond the

Green

7:20 p.m. Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50! Over 50!

7:30 p.m. Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

Safety

Matters

7:40 p.m. GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

GV Business

Connections

7:50 p.m. GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

GV Kids,

Ink! News

8:00 p.m. The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

The Village

Insider

8:30 p.m. NASA 360 Denver Loft NASA 360 Denver Loft NASA 360 Denver Loft NASA 360

Sessions

Sessions

Sessions

9:00 p.m. Graceful

Aging

Colorado

Connected

Graceful

Aging

Colorado

Connected

Graceful

Aging

Colorado

Connected

Graceful

Aging

9:30 p.m. Denver

Press Club

Denver

Press Club

Denver

Press Club

Denver

Press Club

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron

continued from page 4

water use — for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets —

is charged at the lowest rate. Essential indoor water use is

determined by averaging the customer’s monthly water use

on bills dated from January through March each year.

This is called average winter consumption. Water use above

the average winter consumption — typically for outdoor

watering — is charged at a higher price.

Individual water bills will depend on how much water a

customer uses and whether the customer lives in Denver or is

served by one of 66 suburban distributors under contract

with Denver Water. The Denver City Charter requires that

suburban customers pay the full cost of service, plus an

additional amount, hence, that is why Denver water costs

more in the “burbs.”

Customers will see more information about 2018 rates in

their bills and on Denver Water’s website over the next few

months.

Ariel Fried photo

E-470 TOLL ADJUSTMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2018-20

If you are a frequent user of E-470, an announcement of a

toll adjustment that will freeze toll rates for ExpreessToll

drivers through 2020 will make you happy! If you are a

License Plate Toll customer, this greater adjustment should

incentivize drivers to sign up for an ExpressToll account to

benefit from the savings.

What this adjustment means for

E-470 ExpressToll customers:

Toll rates for ExpressToll users on E-470 will be locked

through the end of 2018. The toll rate at Plaza C (on E-470

between I-70 and Peña Blvd.) will be reduced by 25 cents.

ExpressToll customers will now pay 35% less than License

Plate Toll customers. Pending E-470 Board of Directors

annual approval, there are no toll rate increases scheduled for

three years, through 2020. For ExpressToll customers using

E-470 there will not be any increases to their current bill.

What this adjustment means for

E-470 License Plate Toll (LPT) customers:

E-470 LPT customers currently pay a differential of 25%

more than ExpressToll customers. Beginning January 1,

2018, the premium that LPT customers pay over ExpressToll

customers will increase. The higher LPT tolls are associated

with the cost for collection. All LPT customers can easily be

converted to ExpressToll and have all tolls reduced to the

discounted rate upon conversion by calling customer service

at 303-537-3470 or accessing ExpressToll.com to create an

account.

E-470 is the 75-mph toll road running along the eastern

perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. E-470 is a userfinanced

roadway, receiving on an annual basis no local, state

or federal funds for financing, construction, operations or

maintenance. For more information, visit ExpressToll.com or

call 303-537-3470. GV

HOLIDAY TREE AND LIGHT RECYCLING

CHRISTMAS TREES — The Village offers

holiday tree recycling pickup beginning

December 27 to residents of single family

homes and continuing through January

12, 2018. Residents may place their trees

curbside on their regularly scheduled

trash day and Village crews will collect

them to use as mulch. Please make sure

the trees are separate from your

household trash and all decorations have

been removed. Beginning December 22,

residents may also drop their trees off in

the north parking lot of Village Greens

Park located at Dayton Street and Union

Avenue (across the street from Cherry

Creek High School). Drop off continues

through February 4, 2018. For more

information, contact Parks Maintenance at

303-708-6100.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS — Ace Hardware in

Greenwood Village is offering a free

holiday light recycling program. Simply

drop off any non-energy efficient,

nonworking or burned out strings of lights

through February 2, 2018. The lights will

be recycled by the Children’s Miracle

Network through the Ace Foundation to

benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado. Ace

Hardware is located in the Cherry Hills

Marketplace, 5910 South University

Boulevard.

PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

GREENWOOD

VILLAGE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

CITIZENS’

ACADEMY BEGINS

IN FEBRUARY 2018!

SIGN UP TODAY!

The Greenwood Village Citizens’

Police Academy is an important

component of community

involvement and citizen outreach.

Its purpose is to provide a forum

whereby participants can develop a

basic understanding of how the Police

Department functions. It will also

provide opportunities for ongoing

communication between members of

the community and the Police

Department.

The next Greenwood Village Citizens’

Police Academy will begin on

Thursday, February 22, 2018, and

continue through Thursday, May 10,

2018.

Each three-hour session covers a

variety of subjects ranging from basic

law enforcement and its role in the

community to discussions and

demonstrations with other specialized

units: Emergency Response Team

(ERT), K-9 Unit, Crisis Intervention

Team, Traffic Unit, Accident

Reconstruction, Crime Prevention,

Investigations and School Resource

Officers. Most sessions will have

hands-on activities such as

fingerprinting, high-risk traffic stops,

and use of less-than-lethal weapons.

During each session, you will be able

to ask questions and interact with

police officers.

As an Academy participant, you will

receive a comprehensive behind-thescenes

tour of the Police Department,

including the 9-1-1 Communications

Center. Upon successful completion of

the Citizens’ Police Academy, each

participant and his or her family are

invited to attend the graduation

ceremony and dinner.

An integral component of the

Academy is the participation in a

police patrol ride along. This will be

scheduled to take place outside the

class time at a mutually convenient

time for staff and participants. This

experience is important in creating a

true understanding of what an officer’s

job is like and contributes to an

exciting, interactive learning

experience.

Citizens’ Academy application forms

are available at the Police Department,

6060 South Quebec Street, or apply

online at greenwoodvillage.com.

The Academy Coordinator will

contact you to confirm your selection

to participate. Potential candidates

must be at least 18 years old; have no

felony convictions; and have no

misdemeanor convictions within one

year of application. Any requirement

may be waived or modified upon

review and approval by the Police

Chief.

The Academy is free of charge.

For more information, contact

Officer Rodney Valenzuela at

720-554-5161 or email rvalenzuela@

greenwoodvillage.com. GV

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

HOLIDAY

SAFETY TIPS

IF YOU ARE TRAVELING

• Get an automatic timer for your

lights.

• Ask a neighbor to watch your

home, shovel snow, and park in the

driveway from time to time.

• Do not forget to have mail and

newspaper delivery stopped. If it

piles up, it is a sure sign you are

gone.

IF YOU ARE OUT

FOR THE EVENING

• Turn on lights and a radio or TV so

it looks like someone is home.

• Be extra cautious about locking

doors and windows when you leave,

even if it is just for a few minutes.

• Do not display gifts where they can

be seen from outside.

PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE

Do not leave any valuables in your

vehicle. Place everything in the trunk

of the vehicle.

Always lock your vehicle and store all

items out of sight. Breaking into an

empty car isn’t worth a thief’s time.

However, anything left in plain view

— from your holiday gifts to spare

change, sunglasses, GPS devices, CDs,

cell phones or briefcases – may tempt

a thief.

Help prevent your vehicle from being

stolen by always locking your car and

using anti-theft devices. In addition,

although it is cold, never leave your

vehicle running while you run inside

your home or a store — even if for

only a minute or two.

AFTER YOU’VE

OPENED THE GIFTS

Burglars know that many households

have new, and oftentimes expensive,

items in their homes following the

December holidays — especially items

such as new computers, stereo

components, televisions, cameras and

other electronic equipment. In too

many cases, residents make it easy for

burglars to figure out which homes to

target by putting boxes that identify

their new gifts in plain view with their

other garbage. Avoid becoming an

easy target for post-holiday burglars

by not leaving boxes for new

electronics and other items at garbage

pick-up locations for several days at a

time. Instead, break down any boxes

you are throwing out, put them in

garbage bags and place them inside a

trashcan. Think about keeping

broken-down boxes inside — in a

garage, for example — until the

evening before your regular garbage

pick-up. Some burglars actually look

inside garbage cans for evidence of

holiday gifts.

CELEBRATE

RESPONSIBLY

The holiday season is a time of

celebration. Drinking and driving is a

danger to everyone on the road.

Anyone with a BAC of .08 or higher is

in violation of the law and may go to

jail. Remember that the risk is not

worth it. If you choose to drink

alcohol at a party, do not drive. Take a

cab, use public transportation or a

designated driver.

For more information on holiday

safety, please call the Police

Department at 303-773-2525. GV

PG. 10 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


GOVERNMENT

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SAFETY TIPS

With the holidays upon us, the Village

would like everyone to have a safe

holiday season. Provided below are

some safety tips of which to be aware

and practice when doing your holiday

shopping.

• Be aware of your surroundings at

all times.

• When shopping, try to park in a

well-lit portion of the parking lot

or street.

• When you park your car, secure the

valuables that you have left in your

car by placing them in the trunk.

Do not leave cellular phones,

purses, CD cases, laptops, or any

other item of value in your parked

car where they can be seen. It is

better not to leave valuables in

the car at all. Make sure you close

your windows, lock your doors and

activate your car alarm, if you have

one.

• Do not leave purchased

merchandise in your parked car

where it can be seen. Put these

items in your trunk, or conceal

them inside the vehicle.

• Keep your purse on your body, not

left in a cart or in the car. If you

carry a small purse, carry it over

your shoulder under your coat. Do

not carry all of your credit cards

with you. Leave your unneeded

documents at home.

• Always be aware of the location of

your personal items. Know where

your purse, cellular phone, wallet,

packages, etc. are at all times. Do

not leave them unattended. Do not

overburden yourself with packages.

• When you are finished shopping,

have your keys in your hand before

reaching your car door. Take notice

of your surroundings. If you see

that someone is watching you and

that you may be a potential victim,

return to the store immediately, and

call security or the police

department at 9-1-1.

• Do whatever you need to keep safe,

even if it means asking a security

guard or a police officer to escort

you to your car. It is always better

to be safe than sorry.

If you have any questions or need

assistance, please call the Greenwood

Village Police Department at

303-773-2525 or call 9-1-1. GV

ORDINANCE UPDATE

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES — PLACEMENT AND STORAGE OF TRASH AND RECYCLE CONTAINERS

To protect the aesthetics of Village neighborhoods

and overall community, the City Council adopted an

ordinance in November regulating the placement

and storage of trash and recycle containers for all

single family homes in Greenwood Village.

Trash and recycle containers may be placed at the

curb no more than one (1) day before a scheduled

pickup and must be removed from the curb no later

than midnight following a scheduled pickup. This

means trash and recycle containers cannot be

placed at the curb more than two (2) days a week.

Also, trash and recycle containers must be stored in

such a position on the property as to be reasonably

screened from the view of those off the property.

The ordinance goes into effect on January 5, 2018.

For more information, please call Community

Development at 303-486-5783. Watch for complete

details of the ordinance through a special brochure

in the January Newsletter.

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

MAYOR’S HOLIDAY LIGHTING

On Thursday, December 7, City Hall’s holiday lights shine so

bright to begin the holiday season. Mayor Ron Rakowsky

and City Council began the countdown starting from

10...9...8... followed by beautiful green, red and white lights

surrounding the venue.

Residents were treated to “December Delights” which included

kettle korn, cocoa, marshmallows, pretzel bites and toasted

cheese sandwiches. Carnival games, cupcake walk, and art

projects topped the list of favorites. Residents couldn’t believe

staff created a snow hill this year due to the warm weather

weeks prior. They were delighted to pull out the saucers and

enjoy a fun ride down the snow hill.

Jolly old St. Nick spent time with many little ones and both

the Princess Greenwood and Balloon Elves entertained the

tiny tots. There was a pretty cool laser show in the

Community Room with hip hop dancers that entertained

resident families.

A big thank you to High Plains Elementary, Aspen Academy,

West Middle School and Cherry Creek High School Jazz

Band for their outstanding performances. It was a magical

evening for young and old. Happy Holidays everyone!

PG. 12 GV NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017


GOVERNMENT

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

CREATIVE COUNSELING CENTER

6021 South Syracuse Way, Suite 216 • 303-843-6000

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. by appointment only • www.creativecounselingcenter.com

Licensed Professional Counselor Teri

Karjala founded Creative Counseling

Center (CCC) in 2004 to provide

counseling services to children (2+),

adolescents, adults and couples

through their supportive, warm and

collaborative approach. The therapists

at CCC have a passion for helping

6 TIPS TO

BETTER MANAGE

HOLIDAY STRESS

1. Let go of perfection and set

realistic expectations.

2. Delegate tasks when possible,

others want to help.

3. Say “No” more often and don’t

feel obligated to say yes.

4. Self-care (exercise, sleep,

relaxation) means you have more

to give.

5. Enjoy family and connect with the

spirit of the season.

6. Express gratitude and appreciate

what you’ve accomplished.

people through life’s challenges by

inspiring and empowering them to live

a life of hope, happiness and harmony.

They provide an integrative approach,

using various counseling theories and

techniques to treat the “whole” person.

The practice is known to be highly

responsive by scheduling appointments

as soon as possible, answering the

phone or returning calls within one

hour, and being available to assist

clients in crisis.

They currently employ five trained

therapists who are experts in many

areas pertaining to mental health and

each with a unique set of services,

skills, specialties and tools. They

specialize in children/adolescent

counseling, art therapy, play therapy,

individual counseling and family

counseling. Although their primary

focus is on unresolved childhood

trauma, they also work with a variety

of other psychological specialties.

Examples may include domestic

violence, anger management, anxiety,

depression, phobias/panic attacks,

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),

behavioral difficulties in children,

parenting skills and education, grief

and loss, eating disorders, low selfesteem,

substance abuse, and other

addictions.

Depending on an adult’s goals in their

therapy, they may draw from

experiential, cognitive behavioral

therapy (CBT), emotional freedom

technique (EFT), and humanist,

systemic, and/or integrative

approaches. In working with children,

they primarily use play therapy

techniques which include dramatic

play, role-playing, art, sand tray, and

dance/movement. According to the

American Art Therapy Institution,

“Art therapy is based on the belief that

the creative process involved in artistic

self-expression helps children to resolve

conflicts and problems, develop

interpersonal skills, manage behavior,

reduce stress, increase self-esteem and

self-awareness, and achieve insight.”

At CCC, they understand how

difficult it is to reach out for help and

begin therapy. They also believe asking

for help is not a sign of weakness, but

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BUSINESS

MEMBER spotlight

LOWE’S

We at Lowe’s are new members and are extremely excited to be a part of

the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce!

We are known for selling tools and appliances, but we have a lot more

to offer our customers than people realize, and I am here to spread the

word.

My name is Janine Christensen and I have been practicing Interior

Design in the Denver Metro Area for over 20 years specializing in

Commercial and Residential Design. I have the opportunity to be a part

of the Lowe’s Team here in Greenwood Village to help our customers

with their Kitchen and Bath renovations.

We take the pain and headache out of Interior and Exterior Renovations

and do all the work for you. We specialize in Project Management and

Planning, Budget Analysis, Space Planning, Design Services and

Materials Selection. We’ll be your tour guide through the entire design

process. Your project team consists of experienced professionals, Sales

Specialists, Licensed General Contractors, a Veteran Interior Designer

(that’s me), and a dedicated Production Management team. We make a

clear path to your envisioned goal and have fun doing it. We enjoy and

love what we do! Come see me or give me a call. I am at the Greenwood

Village Lowe’s located on Peakview near Arapahoe and Boston.

Janine Christensen, Interior Designer

I love to drink coffee and would love to have coffee with you!

Let us help you love where you live!

Visit our Web site at: www.dtcchamber.com

E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com

Phone: 303-290-9922

7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Fax: 303-962-4640

WHAT THE CHAMBER CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS:

• Be a catalyst for your business’ economic success by providing access to

strategic opportunities to grow your business’ footprint in the community;

• Provide opportunities to build relationships organically through the many

Chamber activities, committees and events;

• Promote your business through the Chamber website and Chamber

Member Spotlight in the Greenwood Village Newsletter;

• Professional and personal development through involvement on various

Chamber committees;

• Broaden your business and community outreach through corporate

philanthropic efforts to give back to worthy causes;

• Build meaningful alliances through the many nonprofit and charitable

organizations the Chamber supports throughout the year.

DECEMBER 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

NEW GV businesses

ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES

Veda Integrative

Health, Incorporated

8200 East Belleview Avenue,

Suite 203-C

303-909-2030

AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

Air Methods Corporation

5500 South Quebec Street

303-792-7400

ATTORNEY

Frederick I Ganderton, LLP

5350 South Roslyn Street,

Suite 430

720-588-9120

CONSULTANT

Starboard Group

7720 East Belleview Avenue,

Suite B-325

720-524-7332

Universal Business

Concepts, Incorporated

8400 East Crescent Parkway,

6th floor

720-772-8030

COUNSELING SERVICES

Aerie Counseling, LLC

8000 East Prentice Avenue,

Suite B-11

720-465-1448

MEDICAL PRACTICE

The House Colorado

7400 East Orchard Road,

Suite 1000

303-720-5295

MEDICAL PROVIDER

Denver Pain

Management Associates

7447 East Berry Avenue,

Suite 150

303-689-2300

MOBILE FOOD TRUCK

DenverLuvsDogs

9401 East Arapahoe Road

720-243-3336

ORTHODONTIC MAGAZINE

Journal Of Clinical Orthodontics

5670 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 506

303-443-1720

RESEARCH

The AMR Foundation For

Research And Education

6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle,

14th Floor

303-807-5970

RETAIL

Beaucoup Swoozies, LLC

5910 South University Boulevard

303-333-1933

BANK

Bank Of America N.A.

5117 South Yosemite Street

720-787-3924

First Western

Financial, Incorporated

5460 South Quebec Street,

Suite 120

303-531-8100

BROKER DEALER

Hutchinson, Shockey,

Erley & Company

5690 DTC Boulevard,

Suite 315-W

303-785-8983

CAFÉ

Crisp Café, LLC

5690 DTC Boulevard, Suite 180-E

303-748-1838

DATA PROCESSING

DocuLynx, Incorporated

5660 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 400-N

303-390-4353

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Aspen Creek Investments

5670 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 350

720-330-1013

FOOD BROKER

Co-Sales Company

9250 East Costilla Avenue,

Suite 425

303-768-8880

INVESTMENTS

Three Tree Capital, LLC

5555 DTC Parkway, Suite 370

303-550-3990

NON-PROFIT SOCIAL SERVICE

Friends First, Incorporated

7100 East Belleview Avenue,

Suite 303

720-981-9193

OFFICE RENTALS

6900 East Belleview, LLC

6900 East Belleview Aveneue

303-796-2000

Plaza 7000, LLC

7000 East Belleview Avenue

303-796-2000

OIL AND GAS

Sequel Energy Group, LLC

8101 East Prentice Avenue,

Suite 1175

303-468-2106

BUSINESSES

UNDER NEW

MANAGEMENT

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

AND HARDWARE

CGI Technologies And

Solutions, Incorporated

5575 DTC Parkway, Suite 135

844-327-7700

FAST FOOD

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

8547 East Arapahoe Road

303-714-5555

NAIL SALON

Paris Nails

8000 East Belleview Avenue,

Suite B-20

720-489-3013

business spotlight

continued from page 14

an indication of courage and strength. Their counselors help

people objectively look at their situation and then guide

them through the healing process and personal growth. CCC

has helped hundreds of clients live happy lives. In their

office, they even have a “Tree of Hope” which includes

anonymous fingerprints of clients who have transitioned out

of counseling as well as the fingerprints of community

members who have partnered with them to spread “hope” for

healing.

“We chose to move our business to the Village in 2009

because of the great central location within the metropolitan

area with easy access to Interstate 25 which is extremely

convenient for our clients,” remarked Teri. CCC values

community partnerships and strives to build relationships

with local physicians, schools, businesses, and organizations

such as children’s advocacy groups, victims’ assistance groups,

and domestic violence groups.

This distinct counseling center is located at 6021 South

Syracuse Way in Suite #216 on the second floor of The

South Syracuse Hill building between Orchard Road and

East Caley Avenue. For more information about Creative

Counseling Center, please visit

www.creativecounselingcenter.com. You may contact them by

telephone at 303-843-6000.

They are open for business Monday through Friday from 8

a.m. until 8 p.m. by appointment only. The therapists at

CCC will utilize the best methods to help you and your

family achieve your goals in therapy. If you feel that speaking

to a professional would help, please give them a call to

schedule a complimentary phone consultation and to receive

$20 off your first in-person counseling session GV

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ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

YOUTH BASKETBALL

PEE WEE BASKETBALL

Come enjoy a high

energy fun-filled

basketball program filled

with dribbling, passing

,shooting and whole lot

of fun! Coaches and

equipment provided.

Day and Dates:

Thursdays, January 11,

18, 25

February 1

Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Ages: 4 to 6 years old

Fee: $40

Limit: 20 players

Location:

Campus Middle School,

4985 S. Dayton Street

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec

For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

BOYS & GIRLS

YOUTH

BASKETBALL

Practice your basketball

skills

in a fun and

high energy

environment- games,

drills and lots of game

experiences. Coaches

and equipment

provided.

Day and Dates: Mondays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12

Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. (February 5 will be 7-7:45 p.m.)

Ages: 6 to 9 years old

Fee: $50

Limit: 20 players

Location: Campus Middle School, 4985 S. Dayton Street

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec

For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

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ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec

RECREATION

REIMBURSEMENT

DEADLINE

TUESDAY,

JANUARY 16, 2018

For All 2017 Receipts

The end of the year is approaching

and so is the deadline for submitting

your 2017 Recreation Reimbursement

requests. Take a few minutes this

holiday season to gather your 2017

receipts and beat the last-minute rush

by turning in your reimbursement

request now.

For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

The deadline to submit all 2017

receipts is Tuesday, January 16 by 5

p.m. (the deadline was extended due

the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).

Please note there are no exceptions to

this deadline. Also note that checks

must be mailed to a home address, not

a PO Box, and cannot be picked up at

City Hall.

Good To Know:

• All activities paid for in 2017,

including those taking place in

2018, must be submitted as part of

your 2017 request. Exception: see

annual membership information

below.

• Annual memberships (12 months

paid in advance) that are paid in

December to take advantage of a

membership sale for the following

year can be applied to the following

year.

• To qualify for reimbursement an

agency must be a public entity

(parks and recreation district,

metropolitan district, municipal

golf courses) or a non-profit youth

sports agency in the Denver Metro

Area.

• All receipts must be itemized

showing the name of the

organization, activity, date and the

amount paid.

• Only the activity itself is

reimbursable; fees for golf carts,

skate rentals, team jerseys, etc. are

not reimbursable.

Forms can be obtained at

City Hall or online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com:

click on the “How Do I?” tab

at the top, then go to

“Find Information On…”

Requests may be dropped off

at City Hall Monday-Friday,

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or mailed to:

City of Greenwood Village,

Attn: Parks, Trails and Recreation,

6060 South Quebec Street,

Greenwood Village,

Colorado 80111.

If you are unfamiliar with the

program or have questions,

please contact Debbie Armstrong

at 303-486-5759 or

darmstrong@

greenwoodvillage.com.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

For more information call the the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

YOUTH ART CLASSES

Location: Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

The Curtis Center for the Arts is a family-friendly environment that is great for kids to be introduced to the arts as well as

to continue to explore and improve their artistic skills. Classes are offered after school for preschoolers, elementary age kids

and teenagers and art camps are available during school breaks. Come and have fun creating unique works of art!

PEE WEE ART

Pee Wee Art is a fun

hands-on art

program that

introduces

preschoolers to the

arts and allows for

parents to assist with

their child’s creative

process. At each

program, your little artist will be introduced to a new

art medium (drawing, painting, sculpture and more)

that they will use to create their own work of art.

Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m.

January 8 — Winter Bubble Wrap Trees

January 22 — Foil Painting

February 12 — Shaving Cream Hearts

February 26 — Paper Sculptures

$10 per program

Ages 3 to 5 with adult

COLORING WITH PENCILS

Sharpen your pencils and let’s start coloring! This drawing program

is designed to teach your young artist how to color using colored

pencils. Kids will learn how to layer, mix and blend colored pencils

on paper to make light and dark values. They

will also learn how to create strokes in

different directions and how to make texture

while coloring landscapes, still life, flowers and

their favorite cartoon characters. Come and

explore what you can do with colored pencils!

Tuesdays, February 6 through 27

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

Ages 6 to 12

STYLISH STILL LIFE PAINTING

In this youth painting class, young artists will learn the

art of painting a

still life. Each week

a new still life scene

will be set up in

which participants

will draw and paint

the scene as they

see it. Using acrylic

on canvas the kids

will create colorful

still life paintings.

Tuesdays,

January 9

through 30

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

Ages 6 to 12

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

For more information call the the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

ADULT ART CLASSES

Location: Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Both traditional and non-traditional

art classes are offered for adults 16

years and older at the Curtis Center

for the Arts. If you are new to art or

wanting to improve your artistic skills,

we have a class for you!

CASUAL WATERCOLOR —

WELCOME TO WATERCOLOR

Mondays, January 15

through February 26

1 to 3:30 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Renee Reese

FIGURE

DRAWING

Tuesdays,

January 9

through

February 6

9:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

$100

Instructed by

MJ Dowling

OIL PAINTING:

SECRETS TO

GLOWING COLORS

Wednesdays, January 10

through February 7

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$100

Instructed by Aimee Deneweth

DRAWING AND

SKETCHING

Wednesdays, January 10

through February 7

1 to 4 p.m.

$100

Instructed by Rick Brogan

WATERCOLOR

Fridays, January 5

through February 9

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

and 1 to 4 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Rick Brogan

POURING

ACRYLICS

Tuesdays, January 9 through 30

1 to 3:30 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Candace French

PAINTING ASPENS

WITH A

PALETTE KNIFE

Learn how to use a palette knife to

paint beautiful aspen landscapes. This

workshop is fun and exciting as you

practice palette knife painting

techniques with acrylics. Students will

be guided step-by-step in painting a

background of skies, fields or

mountains. Then, add aspens for an

amazing acrylic landscape.

Saturday, January 27

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

Ages 16 and older

Instructed by Candace French

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

TEEN ART

STUDIO

In this class teens will be

creating their own cryptic

multilayered journal. Students

will draw, paint, collage, print

and even sculpt a personal

journal of images and text. Each

class will have a new project

that can be added to the journal

as well as time to work

independently. Stretching and

growing your creative

confidence is a priority in this

class, don’t come and only

expect to draw. All students must

experiment with multiple materials. We

will study master artists in book art and

journaling. Come explore the possibilities

and practice what you enjoy!

Wednesdays, January 10

through 31

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

Ages 12 to 16

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

TEEN

SCULPTURE

Students will create a large

abstract sculpture

beginning with an

armature and ending with a

collaged skin. Students will

shape, layer and

manipulate materials to

create a personal totem.

Each piece will be layered

and textured to tell a

hidden story. Students will

use wire, wood, paper,

paint and found objects to

create a one of a kind work of art! Come experiment and learn something new!

Wednesdays, February 14 through March 7

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

Ages 12 to 16

Instructed by

Maggie Stewart

Register online at

www.greenwood

village.com/art.

SILK PAINTING FOR ADULTS

‘LIQUID COLOR’

Experience the beauty of hand dying luxurious silk. Students

will draw, wax and dye their art piece inspired by their

imagination.

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

This is a wonderful

class to experiment

with a new material

that gives you fast

beautiful results. This

class will start with

scarves and in future

sessions move on to

larger pieces as the

class advances. The

instructor will take

home the pieces to

steam and return

them to the students

after the class.

Saturday, January 13

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

Ages 16 and older

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6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-4591

PRSRT STD

US POSTAGE

PAID

ENGLEWOOD, CO

PERMIT #799

ARTS AND RECREATION

ART events

GALLERY HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

COFFEE AND CANVAS

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

You won’t want to

miss our Coffee &

Canvas workshops

offered Saturdays

throughout the

year. This is a

chance to gather

some friends and

spend the morning

nurturing your

creative side!

We’re using lots of

fun mixed media

tricks and tools in

Birds of a Feather

— stencils, instant coffee grounds, collage papers

and Inktense pencils! We are going to create this

collage from a bare canvas on up to a colorful and

charming finished piece. Along the way, you’ll

learn a variety of mixed media techniques you can

use beyond this class.

Saturday, January 20

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

$50

Ages 16 and older

Instructed by Renee Reese

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For more information call the Curtis Center for

the Arts at 303-797-1779.

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