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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON reports

NEW STAFF

APPOINTED TO LEAD VILLAGE

My appointment, with concurrence of the City Council, of

our new City Manager John Jackson last October, led to

great changes in the Village’s leadership team. I am excited to

announce John Sheldon as Deputy City

Manager and Jeremy Hanak as Public Works

Director. John and Jeremy are familiar faces

with the Village as many of you have worked

with them over the years on Public Works

issues, such as capital projects; snow and ice

control; traffic and transportation; and trash

services.

John Sheldon began

his employment with

the Village in 1993 as

Ron Rakowsky City Engineer. He was

rrakowsky@ responsible for creating

greenwoodvillage.com

and developing an

303-486-5741

engineering division to

implement services for engineering

operations and capital projects. In

2001, John was promoted to

Director of Public Works where he Deputy City Manager

served until his recent transfer to John Sheldon

the City Manager’s Office to assist

City Manager Jackson in leading the Village organization.

Jeremy Hanak joined Village staff on March 10, 2008.

Prior to his employment with the Village, Jeremy spent eight

years in the private industry working for an engineering

consulting firm on projects throughout the State of

Colorado. His role as Engineering and Operations

Administrator at the Village has provided him with the

RAMBLE WITH RON

Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or

working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron

Rakowsky from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting) on:

Wednesday, May 16, Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street;

and Monday, May 21, Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot,

9200 E. Orchard Road.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call

the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the

monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at

www.greenwoodvillage.com.

experience to take on his new leadership

role as Public Works Director.

One attribute, out of many, I admire

about both John and Jeremy is their

passion for Greenwood Village and their

focus in making our city a proven leader

in the delivery of municipal services.

The City Council and I are proud of

their past accomplishments and have

great confidence that they will continue

their peer recognized leadership while

focusing on customer service.

Deputy City Manager John Sheldon can be reached at

303-486-5746 or email jsheldon@greenwoodvillage.com.

Public Works Director Jeremy Hanak can be reached at

303-708-6175 or email jhanak@greenwoodvillage.com.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW

CCSD SUPERINTENDENT

Our greatest resource is our

children. That premise is one of the

reasons Greenwood Village and

surrounding areas have education

entities that are nationally ranked.

In addition to many premier K-12

there are two absolutely

unparalleled school districts that

serve our City. One of those school

CCSD Superintendent

Dr. Scott Siegfried

Public Works

Director

Jeremy Hanak

districts, Cherry Creek School

District, just announced a new

superintendent, Dr. Scott Siegfried.

He will succeed Dr. Harry C. Bull Jr. Both of these men have

earned significant status in the pantheon of past and present

school superintendents in our area. I will miss the

tremendous support I received from Dr. Bull, but anticipate a

continued close relationship between Greenwood Village and

the Cherry Creek School District under the leadership of Dr.

Siegfried.

Dr. Siegfried currently serves as CCSD deputy

superintendent. He is a veteran of the Cherry Creek School

District, having served in roles as teacher and administrator

for more than 20 years. Dr. Siegfried began his first student

teaching post at Eaglecrest High School in 1995 and went on

to build a district résumé that includes posts as a full time

teacher at Eaglecrest and a dean of students at Laredo Middle

School. He helped open Falcon Creek Middle School as

assistant principal and Liberty Middle School as principal. At

the district level, he’s served as Executive Director of Student

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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

Achievement Services, Assistant Superintendent of Student

Support Services, Associate Superintendent of Educational

Operations and Deputy Superintendent, working directly

with three CCSD superintendents — Monte Moses, Mary

Chesley and, most recently, Harry Bull.

In his current role as deputy superintendent, Dr. Siegfried is

responsible for the general supervision and leadership of all

facets of Cherry Creek Schools. He played an integral role in

steering the direction of the district, having worked closely

on issues ranging from start times to new graduation

requirements.

VILLAGE REMOVED

FROM RTD DISTRICT G

Historically, Greenwood Village has been divided into three

Regional Transportation Districts (RTD) Districts, E – Dr.

Claudia Folska, PhD, east of I-25; G – Ken Mihalik,

generally south of Arapahoe Road and the Arapahoe Light

Rail Station; and H – Doug Tisdale, west of I-25.

Because County Election Precinct 234 was split between

District E and G in April, the Board of Directors of RTD

opted to further balance the population of the two districts.

District G, covering Parker, Lone Tree, part of Centennial

and some unincorporated portions of Arapahoe and Douglas

Counties, had its boundary adjusted by moving the boundary

of District E to cover the portion of District G in Precinct

234, thereby removing all of Greenwood Village from

District G.

Henceforth Greenwood Village will have only two Districts,

E & H.

AN EXCEPTIONAL

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

When someone wants to tell you a story about a recent

customer experience, it usually tends to be more “Tales from

the Crypt” rather than “Happily Ever After.” But that’s not to

say good service isn’t out there because it is in Greenwood

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GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron

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Village. In the future, as part of my report, I want to

highlight a business and one of their employees who

contribute to an exceptional customer service experience.

After all, people are the most important asset of any business!

This month, I recognize Alejandro (Alex) Alcala the Manager

of Benedict’s Restaurant on Arapahoe Road — one of my

favorite dining spots in Greenwood Village. Alex has been

with Benedict’s for eight years. I can attest he is an excellent

restaurant manager. He sets a high bar for other managers in

the food service industry. I admire his high level of patience

and energy, strong interpersonal skills, fast thinking, and

commitment to build customer retention and loyalty.

If you have not recently visited Benedict’s, or plan to visit for

the first time, Alex will take care of you. Please let him know

that I suggested your visit.

Mayor Ron Rakowsky with Alex Alcala, Benedict’s Restaurant.

Like Alex, there are numerous people working in

Greenwood Village who are dedicated to serve their

customers. If you know of a business/employee in our

community that should be recognized, please email

mgallegos@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

DEPARTMENTS

Mayor and City Council 303-486-5745

City Manager’s Office 303-486-5745

Community Outreach/ 303-486-5749

Public Information

City Prosecutor 303-486-1598

Administrative Services

Liquor Licenses 303-486-5755

Voter Registration 303-486-5752

Municipal Court 303-773-6033

Human Resources 303-486-1579

Employment 303-486-1579

Community Development

Building Permits 303-486-5783

Building Inspection 303-694-5023

Requests

Planning and Zoning 303-486-5783

Zoning and 303-486-5783

Nuisance Complaints

Finance

Accounts Payable 303-486-1597

Accounts Receivable 303-486-8282

Budget Information 303-486-8290

Tax Assistance 303-486-8299

and Information

Conservation/Open 303-708-6142

Space Easements

Park Planning 303-486-5743

and Development

Park Permits 303-486-5773

Recreation and 303-486-5766

Special Events

Reimbursement Program 303-486-5773

Parks and 303-708-6100

Trail Maintenance

Police Department

Emergency 9-1-1

Animal Control 303-773-2525

Parking 303-773-2525

Police Records 303-773-2525

School Resource Officers 303-773-2525

Traffic Information 303-773-2525

Victim Assistance 303-486-8211

Public Works

Environment 303-708-6100

(Drainage/Water Quality)

Roadways 303-708-6100

Traffic 303-708-6100

Residential Trash 303-708-6100

and Hazardous Waste

Greenwood Village City Hall

6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-773-0252

Fax: 303-290-0631

After Hours Phone: 303-773-2525

(for questions or service requests

outside normal business hours)

E-mail: thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com

Website: www.greenwoodvillage.com

An after-hours drop box is available by the

flagpole in front of City Hall and is

checked Monday through Friday. The drop

box can be used to deliver customer

comment cards, recreation registration

and reimbursement forms, employment

applications, and municipal court fines

and documents.

GV Website

Parks, Trails & Recreation

Art Activities 303-797-1779

and Programs

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VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

june 2018

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

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29 30 31

1 2

Memorial Day

Village

Facilities

Closed

NO TRASH SERVICE

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5

6 7 8 9

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

10 11 12

13

14

15 16

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

17 18

19

20 21

22 23

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

24

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

25 26

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

27

BOAA

Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

28

29 30

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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.

NEW ON GVTV 8 —

IN MAY

VILLAGE EATS

Hosted by resident

Kristin Markey, see

residents Larry Wolk and

Dianne McCallister

participate in the first

program of the Greenwood

Village Cooking Show.

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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.

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.


GOVERNMENT

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GOVERNMENT

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

The following citizens were appointed and/or reappointed by the Greenwood Village

City Council to serve on the various Village boards and commissions:

For more information on how to serve on a

Village board or commission, please call the City

Clerk’s Office at 303-486-5752 or email Susan

Ortiz, City Clerk, at sortiz@greenwoodvillage.com.

Susan Calonge, District 2

Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Richard Easton, District 2

Planning & Zoning Commission

Susan and her husband, Ned, have been

residents of Greenwood Village for 26

years, raising three children in the Cherry

Creek School District. She earned her

Bachelor of Science in sociology from

Lewis and Clark College. Susan interned

with the National Council of Jewish

Women following at-risk youth in the court system of

Portland, Oregon. After returning to Colorado, she accepted a

teaching position in the Wellshire Parents’ Day Out program.

Retiring from early childhood education, she partnered with

her cousin to create parenting support products including her

book, titled Parent Cue Cards: Tantrum Tamers. Susan has

served as an Elder at Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Board

liaison for Parents Day Out teachers, monthly parent

newsletter publisher, president and active member of Chapter

CW, P.E.O. (a philanthropic educational organization) and Boy

Scout leader. She is currently volunteering at Freedom Service

Dogs when she is not walking her own dogs, working in the

garden and participating in charity knitting groups. She is

frequently found skiing or sailing with her family.

Toren Mushovic, District 3

(reappointment)

Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Toren has lived in Greenwood Village with

his wife Roni and their two sons, Henry

and George, since leaving active duty in

the U.S. Navy. He earned his BA (2000) at

Tulane University and JD (2007) at UCLA

School of Law and has practiced law for

almost 11 years. His early experience was as a JAG in the

Navy where he prosecuted criminal matters and practiced

international and operational law on General Odierno’s legal

staff at Multi-National Force — Iraq. After moving to

Greenwood Village, Toren started working for the global law

firm Hogan Lovells, where he focused his practice on white

collar investigations. In 2015, Toren became the Chief

Operating Officer for IMMUNOe Health & Research Centers

and sits on the Board of Directors for Veros Biologics. Lastly,

Toren is currently a candidate for Colorado’s House District 3,

which includes Greenwood Village. Toren loves the outdoors

and spending time with his family.

Rich has lived in Greenwood Village for

over 24 years with his wife Diane and three

children, Dave, Dana and Scott. He earned

his BSEE and MBA degrees from the

University of Southern California. Rich

started his business career as an engineer

with Southern California Edison Company

before entering management consulting with Arthur Young, Ernst &

Young, EDS and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). At

Accenture, Rich was a Partner responsible for Network Operations at

Southwestern Bell, now AT&T. Rich has continued to provide consulting

services to a number of small businesses in the local area including

Adventos, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, RMU Skis, Rhythm Medical LLC and

Proudfoot Cycles. He also manages a family owned commercial real

estate investment company. He supports the local community by

volunteering at First Descents, an organization that helps young adult

cancer survivors, the Breckenridge Ski Patrol and was formerly a Grass

Roots Leader with the Livestrong organization. Rich has a number of

outside interests including traveling with his wife, cycling, skiing,

backpacking/hiking and fly-fishing.

Hima Yerraguntla, At Large

(reappointment)

Arts and Humanities Council

Hima joined the Arts and Humanities

Council of Greenwood Village in January

2016. She and her family have moved often

and lived in various states across the

country, but fell in love with Colorado ever

since they moved here in 2014. She

strongly believes in education for all and advocates promoting Arts and

Education in communities working closely with the council members,

leaders and local organizations. She has used her personal and

corporate experience as a Management Consultant to lead efforts in

developing community projects to build a Library, Science Center and

relevant programs. She enjoys traveling with her daughters who are in

college now. She seeks every opportunity to give back to the

community. As a member of “Making a Difference (MAD) Friends,” a

group of Colorado-based friends committed to philanthropy and social

change, she and her friends collaborate with non-profit organizations in

Colorado such as Family Tree, Hunger Free and Open World Learning to

provide volunteers, practical management training and financial

support.

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GOVERNMENT

OF interest

LIGHTNING

PREPAREDNESS:

WHEN THUNDER

ROARS,

GO INDOORS

Lightning strikes the ground in our

state more than a half million times

each year and with many of us

participating in outdoor activities, we

need to learn how to protect ourselves

from lightning hazards.

OUTDOOR SAFETY

Outdoors is the most dangerous place

to be during a thunderstorm. Each

year nearly all people in the United

States who are injured or killed by

lightning were involved in an outdoor

activity. Unfortunately, there is no

place outside that is safe from

lightning. The only safe place to be

when lightning is occurring is either

inside a substantial building or an

enclosed automobile.

Here are some important things to

remember before venturing outdoors:

• An informed decision will help you

avoid being in an area where

lightning is expected to occur.

Before heading out get an updated

weather forecast.

• Stay tuned to NOAA Weather

Radio and check National Weather

Service websites or access your

favorite weather apps on your cell

phone for the latest forecast.

• In Colorado it is important to

remember that thunderstorms

typically develop in the mountains

after 11 a.m. That is why it’s best to

plan your climbing or hiking so

you are coming down the

mountain by late morning.

• If thunderstorms are in the forecast,

consider planning an alternate

indoor activity or make plans

which will allow you to quickly get

into a safe shelter.

Once you are outside keep these tips

in mind if you have a safe location

nearby:

• Know where the nearest safe

location is located.

– A safe location is any substantial

building, such as a business, a

home, or a church.

– Any enclosed hard-topped

automobile also offers protection

from lightning.

• Once you hear thunder or see

KNOW THE SOUNDS OF THE LIGHTNING

DEVICES AT MAJOR VILLAGE PARKS

During the summer storm season, Village park users and visitors may be exposed to potential dangers of a lightning storm while being

outside. In efforts to provide a safer environment while attending events at Village Greens Park, Curtis Park, Westlands Park, Silo Park, and

Tommy Davis Park, the Village has installed lightning prediction and warning systems to alert

park users of the potential for lightning before it strikes.

The lightning systems in designated Village parks are prediction systems not detector systems.

These systems measure the shift of the positive and negative ions in the atmosphere and in the

ground that could create an energy flow that may result in a lightning strike once a conductive

cloud to ground path is available. The lightning prediction and warning system senses and

evaluates these shifts and changes in the electrostatic field that precede the occurrence of an

actual lightning strike and activates an audible, as well as, visual warning alerting of the

dangerous conditions.

The systems are set to monitor a 2.5 mile radius from its location. When the conditions are ripe

for lightning at the parks or within the 2.5 mile radius, a continuous audible horn is activated for

a period of 15 seconds alerting users of the potential for lightning and activating yellow strobes

on the roofs of the structures located within the parks. These strobes will stay activated

throughout the period of potential lightning activity and will shut off only after an all clear signal

consisting of three five second audible horn blasts. The systems are operational between the

hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week, through the spring and summer months.

For more information, please call Dustin Huff, Parks Manager, at 303-708-6155.

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GOVERNMENT

lightning — immediately stop what you are doing and

quickly get to the safe shelter. Do not wait until the rain

starts to seek safe shelter.

• Once inside a safe shelter it is recommended you stay

there for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

• Do not wait to seek safe shelter when lightning threatens.

When you hear thunder or see lightning it is important

for you, and your family, to act quickly.

– Past history has shown that most people who were

outdoors and were injured or killed by lightning had

access to a nearby safe shelter.

• Avoid shelters that are not safe from lightning including

picnic shelters, bullpens, tents and any other small

buildings that are open to the elements.

• NEVER... NEVER... get under a tree to seek shelter from

lightning.

If you are outside with no safe shelter nearby:

• In this scenario there is not much you can do to reduce

your risk from being struck by lightning.

• The best thing to do is move away from tall, isolated

objects such as trees.

• Stay away from wide open area.

• Stay as low as possible with your feet close together if

lightning is nearby.

• If you are with a group of people, spread out. This way if

someone is struck by lightning the others can offer first

aid.

• If camping in the backcountry, place your tent in a low

area away from tall, isolated trees.

INDOOR SAFETY

Remember when thunder roars, get indoors! Once you are

indoors keep these additional indoor safety tips in mind:

• Avoid corded electronics, electrical equipment and

plumbing.

• Avoid contact with water such as taking a shower, bath,

washing dishes or doing laundry.

• Stay away from windows, doors, garages and porches.

• Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete

walls.

• If a substantial building is not nearby an enclosed

automobile offers excellent protection from lightning.

For more information, visit www.readycolorado.com/

hazard/severe-weatherthunderstorm. GV

Information provided by Colorado Division of

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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OUR NATURAL

environment

SPRING COYOTE BEHAVIOR

Wildlife experts indicate that most coyote and human

conflicts have been a direct result of human behavior such as

feeding coyotes, walking a dog without a leash, or leaving

food or water outside for your pets. Although these behaviors

may seem innocent, they are actually harmful to you and

your family, and to the health and safety of the coyote

population.

DO NOT FEED COYOTES

The feeding of coyotes by humans is one of the most harmful

actions man can inflict on coyotes and wild animal

populations. It is essential to minimize human/coyote

conflict as well the health and well-being of coyotes to not be

fed by humans. Coyotes used to being fed become habituated

to human-provided food and alter their foraging and hunting

behavior. The feeding of coyotes encourages them to remain

in residential areas, increasing their encounters with pets and

humans.

What You Can Do:

• Never feed coyotes! Intentionally feeding coyotes is

illegal and these laws will be enforced.

• Keep pet food and water inside.

• Discourage others from feeding coyotes.

• Do not touch young coyotes. A coyote that appears

orphaned most often is not; the mother is usually nearby.

• Teach children not to feed, play with, or pet coyotes.

• Do not give coyotes the opportunity to get into your

garbage; keep garbage in sealed containers with secure lids.

• Remove attractants from your yard such as pet food, water

sources, bird feeders and fallen fruit.

• Fully enclose gardens and compost piles.

IF A COYOTE APPROACHES YOU

Be as Big, Mean, and Loud as possible

• Wave your arms and throw objects at the coyote

• Shout in a deep, loud and authoritative voice

• DO NOT RUN or turn your back on the coyote

• Face the coyote and back away slowly

• If attacked, fight back with your fists and feet

KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH

As coyotes adapt to their surroundings, they have discovered

that humans provide a sufficient source for food, water, and

shelter. Coyotes will feed on whatever is available to them,

including your household pets. While some attacks on pets

have been known to occur in backyards, many coyote-pet

interactions occur when a household pet is allowed to roam

free.

What You Can Do:

• Keep pets on a six-foot leash when walking at all times.

It is illegal to have your dog off a leash and the law will

be enforced.

• Never allow your pets to “play” with a coyote.

• Pick up small pets if confronted by a coyote.

• Always supervise your pet when outside, especially at

dawn and dusk.

• Never leave cats or dogs outside after dark.

• If you must leave your pet outside, secure it in a fully

enclosed kennel.

• Keep your pets up-to-date on vaccinations.

REPORT COYOTE

BEHAVIOR AND ACTIVITY

Please call the Greenwood Village Police Department at

303-773-2525 with information on coyote sightings. The

Police Department is actively keeping a record of coyote

activity in the Village which will assist the Village in tracking

the coyote population. GV

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BABY BIRDS

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED

NOT TO INTERFERE

Sooner or later, no matter where you

live, you’ll come across a baby bird on

the ground, especially in the spring

and summer months. You’ll have to

decide whether you should rescue it or

leave it to fend for itself. In most cases,

it is best not to interfere. The natural

parents do a much better job at raising

their young than humans could.

Finding fully feathered birds:

If the bird is fully or partially

feathered, chances are it doesn’t need

your help. As young birds develop,

they soon outgrow the limited space of

a nest. The young birds, referred to as

“fledglings” at this stage, typically leave

the nest and move about on the

ground and on low branches for a few

days before they can fly. Their parents

are nearby and continue to care for the

birds, answering their demanding calls

with regular deliveries of food. Unless

injured, the fledgling bird should be

left where it is.

Efforts should be made to keep cats,

dogs, and curious children away from

the bird so the mother can continue to

feed it. Unfortunately, this is when

people often interfere and take a

healthy bird out of the wild. Not only

is this illegal (except in the case of

starlings, house sparrows, and

domestic pigeons), but it also deprives

the growing bird of essential care it

needs from its parents.

A baby bird that is featherless must be

fed every 15 to 20 minutes from about

sunrise to 10 p.m.

For more information, please call the

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation

Center at 303-823-8455, visit

www.greenwoodwildlife.org, or call

Greenwood Village Animal Control at

303-773-2525. GV

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GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

SNO CONES, SLIDES & STRUCTURES

JUNE 14, 2018, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

SILO PARK, 9300 E. ORCHARD ROAD

Slide on over to Silo Park, enjoy a sno cone, and

provide your input for the playground replacement

at Silo Park! Take a summer evening stroll down to

Silo Park and join the Parks, Trails, and Recreation

staff in exploring what the new playground at Silo

Park should entail. Bring your ideas to share while

you enjoy a treat with your neighbors.

For more information call Brian Sowder, Recreation Coordinator, at 303-486-5765.

SAVE THE DATE

SATURDAY,

JULY 28, 2018

PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | MAY 2018


BUSINESS

MEMBER spotlight

HOW MY DARKEST TIME

BECAME MY GREATEST BLESSING

My name is Matt Pennetti and I’m a new member of the DTC|Greenwood

Village Chamber of Commerce. Because of my membership and

networking within I am able to share my

story with the City of Greenwood Village.

My life has had many chapters, like most.

However, it took a dark turn when I was a

senior in college. I was diagnosed with

“Cluster Headaches,” aka “Suicide

Headaches.” The pain was so intense that it

rendered me helpless. It would last weeks at

a time, essentially keeping me in bed and

holding me away from basketball, and

school.

Doctors prescribed several medications,

some of which numbed me enough to fall

asleep. However, I’d wake in the morning

with the same painful headache. I was failing

class and losing my starting spot on the basketball team. Slowly, I began to

lose hope. I was depressed, and it was becoming worse every day.

In the past I had visited chiropractors however, none of them seemed to be

able to help me with my symptoms. After months of searching, I was

introduced to a doctor specializing in Neuro-Structural Chiropractic. He

was completely different than any other chiropractor. After a few

corrections from this specific doctor my headaches disappeared. I believe he

saved my life. Who knows where the story ends if I had to deal longer with

the constant pain. I completed my degree and played the entire basketball

season as a starter and captain of my team. Ultimately, this experience

alone sent me on the path of becoming a chiropractor.

During school I met my future wife, Lauren. We’ve practiced in San Diego,

for the past four-years, where we welcomed our first-born, Braxton.

Recently, we made the huge decision to move back to Colorado in

February and are ecstatic to open a Neuro-Structural Chiropractic office

right here in Greenwood Village!

Looking back now, the headaches were my greatest blessing. My wife, son,

and passion for my work all developed from my darkest days. I want to

deliver the same opportunity and gift I received when I had no other

options.

Lauren and I cannot wait to begin serving the Greenwood Village

community! We look forward to gaining the support through this

community and are so happy to be involved in the DTC|Greenwood

Village Chamber. Our connections and networking thus far have been of

great help! GV

The Pennetti Family

OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPENING

EARLY SUMMER 2018!

Prime Chiropractic

5956 South Holly Street

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

720-676-6440

Email: team@primechiropracticdenver.com

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

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BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

CRUNCH FITNESS

8525 East Arapahoe Road • Arapahoe Marketplace • www.crunch.com • 720-399-6184

Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

“NO JUDGMENTS” — Some may call it a tag line, but for

Crunch Fitness it’s a way of life.

The Crunch Fitness manifesto states, “There are no judgments

here — No too much or not enough. No glares of disapproval.

Here we keep open minds. We are nurturers. We seek only to

encourage, empower and entertain. There is no one type. There

is no one reason. There is no one way. What we are is a diverse

community; what we have is a culture of fun; what there is, is

room for everyone; all kinds of people with all kinds of goals

who’ve chosen to come reach them with us.”

Crunch Fitness started as one small gym in a humble

basement studio in New York City’s East Village in 1989 as a

welcoming place for a diverse group of people to get fit.

Today, Crunch serves over 1,200,000 members with over 250

gyms worldwide in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and four other

countries. Crunch is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and

around the globe. The Greenwood Village location opened in

June 2017 and is one of four clubs in Colorado.

“I am thrilled to be opening another club in Colorado,” said

David Harman, owner of the Crunch Fitness clubs in

Colorado. “The population is health conscious and familyoriented

and embodies Crunch’s “No Judgments” philosophy

perfectly. We look forward to being part of this community

for years.”

In addition to the Colorado clubs, Harman operates Crunch

facilities in California, Illinois, Idaho, and New Mexico, with

more than 35 clubs under his management. According to

Harman, Colorado was selected for its breathtaking natural

landscape that contributes to a health-conscious

demographic, passionate about fitness.

Crunch focuses on bringing members the most powerful

workouts to meet their individual needs. They offer tons of

cardio equipment, a 30-minute circuit training line of

machines, free weights, group fitness classes (including yoga,

Zumba, spin and TRX classes), small group training, Fit 3D

body scan, Acurro Heart Rate training, personal training,

tanning and hydromassage. Their certified personal trainers

create the perfect programs to help you reach your goals,

designed 100% around you. With specialized certifications

that ensure you’re getting an effective workout, their trainers

provide limitless motivation for everyone.

You don’t need to be a professional athlete or aspiring fitness

guru to be part of their programs. And if you’re already a

professional athlete, Crunch still wants to hang with you. Get

sweaty with your best friend or meet a new workout buddy

on the turf in the group training sessions! With a team

environment to motivate you through that last rep, your

results are waiting just behind that punching bag. Crunch

trainers will keep you challenged and engaged with expert

attention on your road to glory.

Members looking for guidance or motivation at the gym can

join Camp Crunch, an exclusive program that gives members

the opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert trainer to

drive results. Trainers develop personalized plans to help

members meet their individual fitness goals through signature

small group training, cutting-edge personal training and

unique nutrition programs. Crunch offers a high quality, low

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BUSINESS

NEW GV businesses

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

AMR Management, LLC

6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle,

Suite 1400

303-495-1200

CALL CENTER

Venminder, Incorporated

7935 East Prentice Avenue,

Suite 110-W

502-909-0205

CONSULTANT

J3 Engineering

8100 East Maplewood Avenue,

Suite 150

303-368-5601

MB BIM Solutions, LLC

5995 Greenwood Plaza

Boulevard, Suite 110

303-571-5377

Statera, Incorporated

5619 DTC Parkway,

Suite 900

720-349-0070

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

Jackson Therapy Partners

5600 South Quebec Street

407-308-3869

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

West End Wealth Management

5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 290

720-593-9396

FITNESS STUDIO

Locker Fit Lifestyle DTC

7600 Landmark Way, Suite A-201

303-981-0916

HAIR STYLIST

VC Hair Design

c/o Salon Zoe

5958 South Holly Street

720-232-0107

HOME ACCESSIBILITY

EQUIPMENT

101 Mobility

5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

303-459-6990

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Jacobs Project

Management Company

9301 East Union Avenue

626-578-3500

MOTOR VEHICLES

Nissan North America

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle

720-728-2600

PUBLIC ACCOUNTING

Watson Coon Ryan, LLC

9250 East Costilla Avenue,

Suite 450

303-792-3020

RENTAL REAL ESTATE

Buchtel Realty Investors, LLC

6295 Greenwood Plaza

Boulevard, Suite 120

720-307-2702

WEB DESIGN SERVICES

Tag Team Design

7400 East Orchard Road,

Suite 1900-N

303-997-5361

WHOLESALER

Safe Rx, LLC

6295 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

855-723-3791

BUSINESSES

UNDER NEW

MANAGEMENT

CONSULTANT

V-Soft Consulting

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle,

Suite 1150

303-800-4856

DONUT SHOP

Donut Maker

9625 East Arapahoe Road,

Suite E

303-799-1702

PIZZA RESTAURANT

Papa John’s Pizza

8655 East Arapahoe Road

303-220-80111

spotlight

“No Judgment” means there is room for

everyone, regardless of shape, size, age,

race, gender or fitness level. No matter

your workout choice, Crunch wants you to

feel good while reaching your goals. Come

join the fun at Crunch. GV

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cost fitness location

convenient to both work and

home with a range of

memberships starting as low as

$9.95/month.

Crunch Fitness is conveniently

located at 8525 East Arapahoe

Road in the Arapahoe

Marketplace shopping center.

They are open Monday

through Thursday from 5 a.m.

to 11 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m.

to 9 p.m., and Saturday and

Sunday from 7 a.m. to

7 p.m. For more information,

visit www.crunch.com or

contact them by telephone at

720-399-6184.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART & RECREATION

events

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

EARTH DAY

Over 250 community members braved

the snow on Saturday, April 21 to

celebrate Earth Day at the Curtis Center

for the Arts. Activities included a tree

planting with Mayor Ron Rakowsky and

members of the Greenwood Village City

Council, breakfast with the artists in the

“Our Planet” exhibit, live music, free

yoga, food trucks and lots of Earthfriendly

activities for the whole family.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

MAY 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 19


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

THE CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

TO HOST EXHIBIT FROM FORMER

GREENWOOD VILLAGE RESIDENT

AND WORLD-RENOWNED ARTIST

JOELLYN DUESBERRY

WHEN: MAY 12-JUNE 30

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 12, 6-8 P.M.

CURATOR’S TALK: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1 P.M.

WHERE: CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Nationally recognized for her dynamic landscape paintings,

Joellyn Duesberry’s canvases are remarkable with rich and

intense use of color and distinct balance of geometric surface

and depth of various cityscapes and landscapes around the

world. Her use of light, shadow, scale and texture culminates

in paintings that are both visually and emotionally arresting.

Duesberry passed after a battle with pancreatic cancer in

August 2016.

A self-taught oil painter, Duesberry’s long and distinguished

career took her around the world while establishing herself as

a regionalist. Although the Duesberry studio is located in

Greenwood Village, she painted plein-air around the world

for 40 plus years. Exhibited in this show are both well-known

landscapes and rarely seen works that reveal the subjects that

continually inspired Duesberry to revisit them on the canvas

and in person. Her plein-air locales focused on the northeast

and western United

States, while utilizing

the winter months to

create monotypes to

experiment with

abstraction.

An Exploration in Medium examines Duesberry’s prolific

output from the mid-1970s to 2015, including paintings,

monotypes and drawings. Exploring the planes of rural

architecture, exotic land, rock, and water forms for the pull

of unfamiliar geometries, it became obvious that her

consistent choices of color and structure was a response to

the world that came from deepest memory. Southwestern

desert tans and reds (like Virginia hills) made her at ease with

Tuscan, Californian or Spanish bright light, and its sculptural

definition of forms; ancient hill towns of Europe presented

aspects of the same architectonics, hand-forged irregularities,

and the Virginia farmlands and its roofed structures from

where she grew up.

“The act of landscape painting is my most natural,

challenging, and joyful experience in life. My often-quirky

interpretation of Colorado vistas, corners, and waters show

the magical energy of the land. The power I sense in wild

places, imparts to this artist a vibrating energy and strength,

which I must somehow express in every light, mood, odd

angle and scale of vision.” — Joellyn T. Duesberry

Duesberry’s artwork has been acquired

by over 90 public collections both

nationally and internationally. Available

is her 50-year retrospective book titled

“Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of

Joellyn Duesberry,” and “Dialogue with

the Artist,” a 32-minute PBS

documentary film on her process of

painting and monotypes.

This exhibit is curated by Brenda LaBier,

Director of Estate and Gift Planning of

the Joellyn Duesberry Collection. GV

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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!

ART IN THE PARK

Make the journey to Silo Park this summer to create unique hands-on art projects!

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5 — Popsicles and Painting Kissy Fish

Thursday, June 7 — Stained Glass

Tuesday, June 12 — Rubber Band Art

Thursday, June 14 — Dragon Eye

Tuesday, June 19 — Watercolor Silhouette Paintings

Thursday, June 21 — Exploring Sculptural Ceramics I

Tuesday, June 26 — Exploring Sculptural Ceramics II

Thursday, June 28 — Newspaper Pet Collage

Tuesday, July 10 — Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones

Thursday, July 12 — Masquerade

Tuesday, July 17 — Styrofoam Prints

Thursday, July 19 — Manuscript ABCs

Tuesday, July 31 — Plate Decorating

Thursday, August 2 — Popsicles and

Painting Slice of Watermelon

$25 per program

Fee includes all supplies and snack

6 to 10 years old

Instructed by Lauren Brant and Maggie Stewart

Silo Park, 9300 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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.

Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m.

June 11 — Art for Dad

June 25 — Beach Babes

July 9 — Jelly Fish Plates

July 23 — Puffy Paint

Watermelons

$10 per program

Ages 3 to 5 with adult

Instructed by

Lauren Brant

TEEN SUMMER ART STUDIO

If you have a teen who loves art and wants to learn unique

mediums and techniques, this is the summer program for

them!

Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

June 11 — Mixed Media

June 18 — Ceramic Sculptures

June 25 — Batik

July 9 — Encaustic

July 16 — Papier Mache

Sculptures

July 23 — Silk Dyeing

$25 per program

All supplies provided

Ages 11 to 16

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

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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!

FIGURE DRAWING

This class introduces students to drawing the

human figure using the foundations of

drawing.

Tuesdays, May 22 through June 26

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

$120

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by MJ Dowling

DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Begin or develop your drawing skills by

learning how to draw using proper techniques

such as contour and implied drawing,

perspective, proportion, space and value.

Wednesdays, May 23 through June 27

1 to 4 p.m.

$120

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Rick Brogan

WATERCOLOR

This thorough exploration of watercolor

painting offers instruction and opportunities

for practice in basic wet and dry techniques,

washes, blends and use of transparency.

Fridays, May 25 through June 29

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

$120

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Rick Brogan

DYEING FABRICS

In this class we will experiment with dyeing

and painting fabric to create a one of a kind

textile.

Tuesdays, May 22 through June 19

1 to 4 p.m.

$100

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

EXPLORING OIL PAINTING

Whether you’re new to oil painting

or you’re looking to further master

your artistic skills, this ongoing class

will help you paint a variety of

colorful subjects.

Wednesdays,

May 30 through June 27

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

$100

10% senior discount

for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Aimee Deneweth

BRUSHING UP YOUR

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Renée Reese

Practice does make

perfect, and this

class will

rejuvenate your

lettering skills and

take them to the

next level.

Thursdays,

June 7 through

June 28

9:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

$80

OPEN STUDIO: SUMMER PAINTING

Create, share and connect this summer! Bring your photos, paint from

your still life set up or work abstractly in a comfortable and creative

summer environment.

Thursdays, June 14 through August 9

1 to 4 p.m.

$160

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Aimee Deneweth

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ARTS AND RECREATION

BATIK PRAYER FLAG

Create a set of prayer flags

hemmed and ready to hang!

Students will draw and paint a

resist with wax and dye the

flag. Finished pieces can be

enhanced with paint and

appliqués later.

Saturday, June 2,

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

All supplies provided and

10% senior discount

for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

COLOR MIXING

Learning to

mix color can

be a challenge

for artists, but

with the proper

tools it can be

a JOY. In this

workshop

we will

explore color

mixing from a couple of different limited palettes.

Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Janet Anderson

INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC

carving, layering, collage and ghosting.

Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

All supplies provided and

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

Learn the

basics of

encaustics or

expand your

knowledge

of this

wonderful

medium.

We will be

working on

multiple

pieces to

experiment

with a variety

of techniques

including

building up,

INDIAN FOLK ART: MADHUBANI ART

This workshop aims at introducing Madhubani to art lovers.

It will provide a hands-on understanding of all aspects of the

art, such as its history, motifs, themes and techniques.

Participants will be guided to make their own paintings.

Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

All supplies provided and

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Mitra Verma

ART WITH HEART GIVING GREETINGS

How would you like to learn to

paint and create handcrafted

greeting cards that would be placed

in the hands of patients, parents,

and staff at The Children’s Hospital

of Colorado?

In this workshop session you’ll learn simple watercolor skills

with paints and watercolor pencils. We’ll also be teaching

collage techniques you can use to make beautiful images.

Besides learning new art techniques, you’ll be creating and

SHARING uplifting and kind messages with The Children’s

Hospital of Colorado. Donate some and/or keep some of the

cards you make. The choice is yours.

All art supplies are

provided for your use

(Yupo paper, collage paper,

blank greeting cards and

more). The morning

schedule will include

demos and time to

practice, followed by a

complimentary lunch, and

the afternoon will be an

open studio atmosphere to continue making greeting cards.

Saturday, June 23

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$50

Ages 16 and older

All supplies and lunch provided

10% senior discount for ages 65 and older

Instructed by Renée Reese

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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

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR

THE “35TH ANNUAL ALL

COLORADO ART SHOW”

The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for

the Arts is pleased to announce the 35th Annual All

Colorado Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open for

submissions from artists of all experience levels,

in all mediums, currently residing in Colorado.

Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces for

consideration. The exhibit takes place from July 14

through August 25, 2018, with an opening

reception on Saturday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Artists must apply through www.callforentry.org.

Keyword: greenwood village.

For additional

information or

questions contact

Cultural Arts Manager,

Chris Stevens at

303-708-6110.

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