January 2019 Newsletter

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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON reports

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On behalf of the City Council, staff, and myself, we wish you

and your families a Happy New Year! As we begin a new

year, I encourage your involvement and participation in

neighborhood and Village-wide matters. If you have any

questions or comments, contact your district

City Council representative or me. You can find

our contact information on page 3 of this

Newsletter. Please let us know how we are doing,

or in what ways we can improve Greenwood

Village. We hope 2019 will be a healthy and

prosperous year for your families and the

Village.

YOUTH VISIT CITY HALL

It’s always a pleasure to have our young people

visit City Hall and take the time to learn about

the role local government serves in our country.

In December, City Manager John Jackson and I

visited with Scout Troop 345 from Belleview

Elementary. The troop wanted to meet city officials and learn

about our role as city manager and mayor. It was a fun and

enlightening discussion.

Ron Rakowsky

rrakowsky@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

Also, at the December 3 City Council meeting, the City

Council and I were joined by Scarlet and Genevieve Kirby

who led the City Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

District 1 Councilmember Jerry Presley invited them to the

City Council meeting where he spent time before the

meeting talking to them about his role as a City

Councilmember. Scarlet is a 3rd grader at High Plains

Elementary. She is currently locked in a tight election for

student body treasurer. Scarlet has ambitions to one day be a

Scientist in Paris. Genevieve is a kindergartner at High Plains

Elementary. She recently received the High Plains highest

honor, the Hawk Award, for her positivity. Genevieve has

ambitions to one day be an astronaut. Both girls love science,

their dog Bella, and Minecraft!

If you have a group of youth that are interested in attending

a City Council meeting or meeting with our staff,

Councilmembers, or me, please call the City Manager’s

Office at 303-486-5745.

Scout Troop 345 from Belleview Elementary with City Manager

John Jackson and Mayor Ron Rakowsky.

Scarlet and Genevieve Kirby led the City Council in the Pledge

of Allegiance, with District 1 Councilmember Jerry Presley.

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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

2018 ELECTION

Now that the official election results have been released by

the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, I thought it was

interesting to share results of voter turnout for Greenwood

Village. For this mid-term election, Greenwood Village voter

turnout was a respective 81%. Note the highest participation

age group in Greenwood Village voting in this election was

between 48-62 years of age. There were 117 18-year-old

adults who voted while 186 are registered; and one 102-yearold

adult voted in this election. Regardless of your party

affiliation, as Americans, it is a privilege to vote. We must

exercise that right if we want to create change and guide the

future of our Village, state and country.

If you would like to review all the election data, please visit

arapahoevotes.com.

GREASE MONKEY

GETTING DEMOLISHED

The former Grease Monkey building located at Belleview

Avenue and Quebec Street, which has severely deteriorated

over the years, will be demolished by the end of February

2019. This has been an eyesore in the Village for many years

since Grease Monkey closed, so we are excited about its

demolition as it will improve the appearance of our

community.

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GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron

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PUBLIC WORKS

AND PARKS, TRAILS

AND RECREATION

HOLIDAY

CELEBRATION

One of the greatest things about being

Mayor is to interact and work with

some of the best and committed staff

working in city government. We love

our staff at Greenwood Village and I

know all of you do, too.

In December, as part of a Village

tradition, Councilmembers Dave

Bullock, Judy Hilton, George Lantz,

RAMBLE WITH RON

and I attended the annual Public

Works and Parks, Trails and

Recreation Holiday luncheon at the

Maintenance Facility. These two work

groups are responsible to ensure public

areas of the Village are safe, usable,

clean and that they promote the

beautiful appearance of the

community. Public Works plays a key

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.

role in the planning and maintenance

of infrastructure projects in the

community that will allow future

generations to enjoy a higher quality

of life. The colorful gardens,

convenient trails, streetscapes and

parks with unique characteristics are

expertly maintained by Park

Maintenance throughout the year so

that citizens can enjoy an array of

outdoor opportunities.

It was a great time to visit with the

staff of these two departments and

share conversations over the holidays.

Please look for more pics of this

annual event on page 7 of this

Newsletter. GV

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VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

february 2019

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

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6 7 8 9

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

10 11 12

13

14

15 16

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

Valentine’s Day

17 18

19

20 21

22 23

Presidents’ Day

Village Facilities

Closed

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

24

25

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

26

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

27

28

BOAA Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

1 2

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

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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.

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.

NEW ON GVTV 8 IN JANUARY

VILLAGE

EATS

Ring in the

holiday season

with the

Greenwood

Village Police

Department Public

Safety Brothers

for a fun and

entertaining

episode.

GV BUSINESS

CONNECTIONS

RESTAURANT

SHOW —

Check out what

restaurants are

new to Greenwood

Village and hear

about their food, hospitality, and service they are bringing to town.

GV KIDS, INK! ®

NEWS

PROGRAM

Take a tour of South Metro

Fire Rescue’s new Station 32

that opened in

December 2018.

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.

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GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

TURN THE LIGHTS ON!

PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES

AND PROPERTY

The average adult American spends 90,360

hours of their life working. Most citizens

work to pay their mortgage, health

insurance, and purchase items for their

families or themselves. As citizens, we

consume our lives with earning money, yet

Before

do not take the simple steps to protect the valuables we work

so hard to obtain.

Greenwood Village Police would like to offer suggestions to

reduce your risk of becoming a victim. One of the easiest

ways to deter crime and criminals is to turn on your exterior

home lighting.

Criminals like dark areas where they can sneak around

without being seen. When a resident does not turn on their

exterior lights, this creates the opportunity for a criminal to

go undetected. Ensure your vehicles, parked in your driveway

or on the street, are well lit and the doors are locked as well.

This deters criminals from viewing your property as a target

of opportunity. It is extremely simple for criminals to walk

After

from house to house, without being detected, checking

vehicle doors to determine if they are unlocked.

All residences have exterior lighting but there are options to

include automated lighting. Another option is to light up the

night with motion devices. Maybe you do a lot of traveling

for work and are not home to turn on your exterior lights.

There is a prodigious number of options for automated

lights, timer lights, and motion detector lights.

Another option can include purchasing an external camera

security system and doorbell cameras. This is an excellent

tool in mitigating the theft of packages and vehicle trespasses.

For more information, please call the Police Department at

303-773-2525. GV

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GOVERNMENT

PUBLIC MEETING

BELLEVIEW AVENUE

MEDIAN IMPROVEMENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

6:30-8:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL

Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday, January 17.

2019, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall,

6060 South Quebec Street for a discussion about future

median improvements on Belleview Avenue between I-25

and University Boulevard. Conceptual alternatives will be

presented at the meeting and public input is being sought

from residents for the final design of the medians.

If you are unable to attend this public meeting and would

like to provide input on future median improvements on

Belleview Avenue, visit Village Voices at

greenwoodvillagevoices.com, our new online community

engagement Website where you can view the concepts and

provide feedback directly to Village staff. Village Voices for

this project will be available for online public input

beginning January 10, 2019.

For more information, please call David Foster,

Parks Project Manager, at 303-486-5786 or email

dfoster@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

FREE RADON

TESTS AVAILABLE

GET YOUR FREE

RADON TEST KIT AT

WWW.TCHD.ORG

More than 50 percent of Colorado

homes have high levels of radon. Why

is that important? Because radon is a

radioactive gas that occurs naturally in

the environment and is the second

leading cause of lung cancer behind

cigarette smoking. In Colorado,

approximately 500 people die annually

from radon-induced lung cancer. In

Arapahoe County, 54 percent of

household radon tests were above the

recommended EPA action limit of 4

pCi/L. In Adams and Douglas

Counties that rate was 56 percent.

The EPA and Surgeon General

recommend fixing homes that have

levels at or above 4pCi/L. Living in a

home with the average radon level of

6.4 pCi/L for a year is like having

more than 200 chest x-rays every year.

That is more than three chest x-rays

per week, per person, per year,

according to the Colorado

Department of Public Health and

Environment. The average price of a

radon mitigation system in Colorado

is $800 to $1,500.

Remember these facts about radon:

• Radon gas concentrations are

highest on the ground level of your

home; you cannot see, smell or

taste it.

• Breathing radon gas can result in

lung cancer. Higher concentrations

of radon in the home increases that

risk.

• In fact, lung cancer kills more

people than breast, prostate, colon,

liver, kidney, and melanoma cancers

combined.

• Radon exposure causes as many as

500 lung cancer deaths every year

in Colorado and 20,000 deaths

around the Nation.

• Greater than 50% of homes in

Colorado have high radon levels.

Although there is no safe level of

radon, it is easy to test your home and

radon levels can be reduced with a

radon mitigation system. Colorado

Department of Public Health and

Environment is making it even easier

as the department is providing free

radon test kits. Should testing results

indicate radon levels below 4pCi/L,

the Colorado Department of Public

Health and Environment recommends

retesting every 2-3 years to be sure the

levels haven’t changed.

Limit one per household. While

supplies last. For more information

about radon and how you can fix the

problem, visit our website at

www.tchd.org. Low-income assistance

programs for radon mitigation are

available. GV

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GOVERNMENT

OUR NATURAL

environment

TRAIL ETIQUETTE

FOR PEDESTRIANS,

EQUESTRIANS

AND BICYCLISTS

Just like dining in a fine restaurant,

there is proper etiquette when using

area trails. Though the look of

multiuse trail signs may differ, the

right-of-way order is universal:

bicyclists yield to everyone; pedestrians

yield to equestrians; equestrians always

have the right-of-way and do not yield

to bicyclists or pedestrians.

Pedestrians — of course it’s more fun

to walk side-by-side to talk with your

walking buddies than to walk single

file but please be aware that taking up

the whole trail makes it difficult for

bicyclists and equestrians to pass safely.

Stay to the right and close to your

walking partner.

Equestrians — It is safest to ride

single file but as with pedestrians,

many prefer to ride side-by-side to talk

with friends. Be aware that two horses

riding take up a lot of trail space,

making it difficult for others to pass

safely. Trails in the Village are

multiuse, so you will encounter

bicyclists and pedestrians; it is the

rider’s responsibility to ensure that

their horse in under control. Also keep

in mind that many people are not

familiar with horses and do not

understand that objects such as bikes

and runners coming up behind them

can scare your horse. Be courteous and

notify pedestrians when passing.

Horses should be held to a walk or trot

on the High Line Canal Trail for the

safety of all users.

Bicyclists — bicyclists yield to both

pedestrians and equestrians. Be

courteous to other users and keep right

when possible. Verbally alert others

when you are approaching to pass; call

out “on your left” or “on your right” as

pedestrians and equestrians may not

hear you approaching. The speed limit

on Village trails is a maximum of 15

MPH, depending on conditions.

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GOVERNMENT

SILO PARK PLAYGROUND

CLOSING FOR CONSTRUCTION

JANUARY 11 THROUGH MID-MARCH

The Silo Park playground will be closed beginning

January 11, 2019, for installation of the new playground

which will reopen in March 2019, weather permitting.

The Village held a resident input meeting at Silo Park last

summer to give residents the opportunity to share what

features they would most enjoy in a new playground.

Through a competitive bid process, Star Playgrounds was

chosen to bring those ideas to fruition. A second public

meeting was held in November 2018 to allow residents to

view images of the proposed replacement playground and

give final suggestions on the design. A grand opening

celebration of the new playground will be held in the spring

of 2019.

For more information, please call Parks, Trails, and

Recreation Director Suzanne Moore at 303-708-6142 or

email smoore@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

etiquette

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Some Notes About Horses — Have

you ever noticed a horse jump?

Here’s why: horses are easily scared.

In nature, horses are prey. Horses’

eyes are situated on the sides of their

heads which causes objects to appear

to jump from one side of their

vision to the other. This can trigger

the horse’s instinct to flee.

Pedestrians be aware that if you get

too close to a horse (closer than the

horse’s leg length) you are in danger

of getting kicked, especially if you

surprise the horse. When

approaching or passing a horse, keep

your dog on a tight leash and on the

side away from the horse. Dogs

unfamiliar with horses may be

fearful or try to jump at the horse.

Don’t forget to use your voice by

stating “on your left” instead of

using your bell, which may scare a

horse.

For more information, please call

Parks, Trails, and Recreation at

303-486-5773. To report unsafe

user behavior on Village trails, please

call the Police Department at

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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.

Catherine Huggins,

District 2

(reappointment)

Arts & Humanities Council

Catherine Huggins is pleased

to serve her third term on

the Arts and Humanities

Council. She is passionate

about the arts, serving on

the Board of Young Voices of

Colorado, raising artists, and serving on

the Denver School of the Arts Vocal

Advisory Committee. How to raise an

artist? Starts right here in GV. Catherine

watched her son grow as a vocal artist at

Young Voices of Colorado. Young Voices

teaches singers teamwork, commitment,

and performance courage, along with

musicality, theory and singing. Singing is a

life skill, and a great way for children to

create and appreciate art. The most

rewarding aspect of serving on the GV Arts

Council is watching the community learn at

Curtis through art classes, gallery talks and

art shows. Catherine has lived around the

world, with her husband Jon (USN retired),

children, Philip, Ellen and Jack. Catherine

works at the National Cattlemen’s Beef

Association in the Federation of Beef

Councils.

Beth Kirke, At-Large

Arts & Humanities Council

Beth, her husband and

family, arrived in Greenwood

Village from Chicago 12

years ago and have loved

every minute of the Colorado

lifestyle. Beth comes to the

Arts and Humanities Council

with professional skills and

experience in marketing communications,

fundraising and leadership and career

coaching. As an active volunteer, she has

served in a variety of school and

community organizations to help raise

money and awareness for important

initiatives to support children and families

in south Denver. A graduate of the

Colorado Business Committee Leadership

Arts training program, Beth has a lifelong

passion for the visual and performing arts

and is eager to lend a hand in promoting

and advancing arts offerings in Greenwood

Village. When not busy with three active

teenagers, being outside in the sunshine,

reading, travel and frequent trips to the

theater top her list of favorite things to do.

Sue Santori, At-Large

Arts & Humanities

Council

Sue lived in Littleton,

Colorado as a child

and young adult. She

moved to Greenwood

Village in 1999. After 38 years of marriage

she is recently widowed. Her two sons and

daughter-in-law live locally. Sue shares her

home with her best friend, Sunny Boy, a

rescued Golden Retriever. Sue spent 35

years in the mortgage banking industry. In

1981 she purchased her company and was

one of the first woman-owned mortgage

brokers in the state. After selling her

mortgage company, she followed her

dream and attended culinary school which

resulted in her opening an Italian Food

Shop, the RAV House in Littleton. She

enjoyed being the head chef until this year

when her husband’s illness forced her to

close the business. Sue is currently

working for a law firm that specializes in

tax advisory for small business and real

estate investors. Sue has always been a

leader, teacher and active in the

community. She was a member of the

Littleton Sunrise Rotary acting as Secretary

and Fund Raiser. She regularly volunteered

for the Shining Stars. She enjoys giving

cooking lessons and has written a

cookbook.

Dr. Terri Tilliss,

District 4

Arts & Humanities

Council

Dr. Terri Tilliss is a

native who has lived

in Denver

throughout her life

except for six

college years at the

University of Iowa. She has lived in the

DTC area for four decades with nearly two

of those decades as a proud resident of

wonderful Greenwood Village. She is a

Professor at the University of Colorado

School of Dental Medicine where she has

served on the faculty for 36 years. Terri is a

dental hygienist; her education includes

master’s degrees in dental hygiene

education and in counseling and a PhD

degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences.

She describes herself as an “art

appreciator” with an “aesthetic eye,” who is

looking forward to helping to provide arts

and humanities opportunities to the

residents of the Village as she joins the

Arts and Humanities Council. Terri and her

husband feel privileged to have Cherry

Creek Reservoir as their back yard in the

Village. Together they have raised five

children; they are fortunate that all but one

currently lives in the area.

David Banks, District 1

Board of Adjustments

and Appeals

David Banks loves

Colorado and hopes to

make an impact close to

home in Greenwood

Village with the Board of

Adjustments and

Appeals. A Colorado

native, David grew up in Lakewood,

graduated from UNC, and has been a

Greenwood Village resident since 2010. He

has a passion for the Village, and wants to

use that passion to help the community

maintain its unique Colorado character.

David is an active outdoorsman — a

runner, hiker, and climber of Colorado’s

“14ers.” He likes solving problems, having

navigated nearly 10,000 daily New York

Times crosswords over three decades. A

longtime communications professional,

David has led Investor Relations for four

separate publicly traded companies. In his

current role as VP-IR for Denver-based

SendGrid (NYSE: SEND), he helped take

the company public in 2017. He and his

wife of 30 years, Jennifer, have lived in four

states and enjoy traveling the world. They

have three grown children, Alexandra, Sam

and Riley, all CU graduates.

Alecia Brown,

District 1

(reappointment)

Board of Adjustments

and Appeals

Alecia Brown is honored

to be re-appointed to the

Board of Adjustments

and Appeals to represent

District 1 for her second

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term. The BOAA performs an important

quasi-judicial function for Greenwood

Village by reviewing and deciding on

variance requests from our residents

presented at monthly hearings. Alecia is a

new Victim’s Advocate for our Greenwood

Village Police Department. At Cherry Creek

Presbyterian Church, Alecia and her

husband Mike are active members and she

serves as an Elder and a Stephens Minister.

For the last seven years, as part of the

Challenge Foundation she has mentored a

young girl who is now a senior in high

school. In local politics, Alecia is active and

serves on the board of a local organization.

A background in corporate finance and

business development, raising three

children, involvement in numerous

organizations and boards and a heart for

service has prepared her well for this

season in life to give back to this lovely

community of Greenwood Village and the

greater Denver metropolitan area.

Thomas Foottit,

District 4

Board of Adjustments

and Appeals

Tom Foottit has been a

resident of Greenwood

Village for the past 19

years. He has a B.S.

degree in Mathematics

earned from Montana

State University and a J.D. in Law which he

earned from the University of Denver. He is

a licensed attorney who has practiced

business and commercial law in Colorado

for more than 28 years. Prior to becoming

an attorney, Tom was a certified public

accountant employed by a national

accounting firm where he focused on

banking and other financial institutions. He

also was instrumental in launching a

regional airline where he was its Treasurer

and Vice President of Administration. The

airline provided essential air services to

several states located in the Northwestern,

Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions of

the United States. Tom was active in the

U.S. Naval Reserves. He has been active in

his Greenwood Village community and its

association and has served on the

association’s board of directors as

President and Treasurer and has chaired

the community’s Architectural Control

Committee. Tom enjoys the many outdoor

opportunities in Greenwood Village and

Colorado. He, along with his English

Shepherd, can often be found walking the

many trails throughout the community and

at the Cherry Creek Reservoir. He enjoys

photography, remodeling and

woodworking in his spare time. He has two

daughters who live on the East Coast and

three grandchildren.

Richard Easton,

District 2

(reappointment)

Planning & Zoning

Commission

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.

Henny Lasley,

District 1

(reappointment)

Planning & Zoning

Commission

Henny Lasley, a 20

year resident of the

Village, is pleased to

be re-appointed to

the Planning and

Zoning Commission representing District 1.

Henny enjoyed her first term on P&Z

Commission listening and learning about

balancing the needs and desires of our

citizens with a vibrant business community

that makes Greenwood Village such a

unique place to live, work and play. Henny

enjoys engaging in conversations with

residents about the future of our City.

Henny currently serves as the Executive

Director and is a co-founder of Smart

Colorado, a non-profit, dedicated to

protecting Colorado youth from the

unintended consequences of legalized and

commercialized marijuana. Henny also

serves on the Emeritus Trustee Board of

Colorado Ballet.

Henny and her husband Bert have three

adult children, all of whom graduated from

CCHS.

Brian Strandes, District 3

(reappointment)

Planning & Zoning

Commission

I have lived in Greenwood

Village since 2003 with my

wife Holly and our three

sons, Alex, Jack, and Luke. I

own a staffing/recruiting

company, coach football,

baseball, basketball, and soccer. We moved

to GV because of the small town feel of the

community. One of our goals on the

planning commission is to preserve the

principles outlined in the Comprehensive

Plan.

Paul Wiesner, District 1

Planning & Zoning

Commission

Paul Wiesner was born and

raised in Greenwood Village

and is currently a resident in

District 1. Mr. Wiesner

served on the Greenwood

Village Board of Adjustments

and Appeals for two years

prior to being appointed to Planning and

Zoning. Mr. Wiesner is also the President

of the Green Oaks Homeowners

Association where he has served on the

board for over eight years. In 2017, Mr.

Wiesner completed his six year term on the

Board of the Tennyson Center for Children,

an organization dedicated to helping

children and families overcome abuse and

neglect. Professionally, Mr. Wiesner is the

CEO and majority shareholder of Realty

Connection, a technology company focused

on helping residential brokers recruit and

retain agents. He is also an owner and

director of Klondike Exploration that is

exploring for oil and gas on the North

Slope of Alaska. Mr. Wiesner graduated

from Claremont McKenna College and

received an MBA from the MIT Sloan

School of Business. He is married to Heidi

Wiesner and has three boys: Charlie, Luke

and Brodyn.

JANUARY 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

ONLY NATURAL PET

Cherry Hills Marketplace, 5900 South University Boulevard, Suite C-3 • 303-993-1000

Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • www.onlynaturalpet.com

The City is delighted to welcome Only Natural Pet to

Greenwood Village! Only Natural Pet is a leading brand in

the natural pet supplies marketplace. The company was

founded over 14 years ago in Boulder, Colorado as an e-

commerce business. The first retail store opened its doors in

Boulder in July 2008, followed by a second location in Aspen

in December 2016. The Grand Opening for their

Greenwood Village store was in October of this year.

As many pet owners have embraced a natural lifestyle for

themselves, they want the same approach for their pets. Good

nutrition is just as important for dogs and cats. Their latest

store in Greenwood Village features more than 6,000 square

feet of retail space. Only Natural Pet offers a wide variety of

high quality, natural pet products for dogs and cats. Only

Natural Pet branded products include food, treats,

supplements, and flea prevention/treatment. The products are

sold both online and in retail stores.

In addition to their own brand, they also sell other top

brands including Earthborn, Zignature, Prey, Tiki Dog and

Taste of the Wild. All the products they carry meet their

rigorous product standards and are backed by a no-questionsasked

100% guarantee. Only Natural Pet sources high quality

ingredients. All the products sold are approved by their

Holistic Veterinarian Advisor, Dr. Jean Hofve. You can bring

in your empty Earthborn Holistic packaging from your pet

products to benefit pet charities. Bags will be “reborn” into

new and useful products such as aprons.

Their Perks Program rewards pet owners for choosing natural

products. Pet owners can earn a 5% rebate on all Only

Natural Pet products and 2.5% on all other brands. Rebates

are calculated and distributed quarterly.

The store also features pet grooming called “The Groomery”

in partnership with PetSmart. “The Groomery” provides full

pet grooming services and pampering “spaw” services, as well

as a self-service dog wash. At the self-service dog wash, pet

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BUSINESS

NEW GV

businesses

COUNSELING

Mary Martin Professional Services, LLC

8000 East Prentice Avenue, Suite B-11

303-266-7991

ELECTRONICS RENTAL

Seamless Mobile Services, Incorporated

6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 310

720-979-8744

ENGINEERING SERVICES

HR Green, Incorporated

5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150

720-602-4999

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Collegiate Peaks Bank

7000 East Belleview Avenue

303-481-1313

HEALTHCARE

Denver Regenerative Health Institute

6854 South Dallas Way

303-741-0990

Envision Physician Services, Incorporated

6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle

954-939-5211

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Fire & Ice Wellness Spa, LLC

5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 225-G

720-297-1021

MORTGAGE LENDING

Nations Lending Corporation

6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 300-E

720-244-1554

Synergy One Lending, Incorporated

5675 DTC Boulevard, Suite 250-A

303-717-0293

NAIL SALON

T2T, Incorporated

8775 East Orchard Road, Suite 816

303-221-9130

REAL ESTATE

Integrity Real Estate Group, LLC

5350 DTC Parkway, Suite 301

303-268-2764

BUSINESSES UNDER

NEW MANAGEMENT

ENGINEERING SERVICES

Dewberry Engineers, Incorporated

8100 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 150

703-849-0536

NAIL SALON

Paris Nails

8000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite B-20

720-489-3013

SURGERY CENTER

Mile High SurgiCenter, LLC

5351 South Roslyn Street, Suite 300

303-221-9500

spotlight

continued from page 14

owners can bath their dogs. Supplies

such as shampoo, towels and high

velocity driers are provided; there is

no appointment needed and no

messy cleanup after the bath!

As well as offering a full line of

products for the care of your cat,

Only Natural Pet can assist with the

adoption of a new friend. Only

Natural Pet partners with Soul Dog

Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue

organization, to help find forever

homes for cats.

Only Natural Pet is located in the

Cherry Hills Marketplace at

5900 South University Boulevard,

Suite C-3 and can be reached at

303-993-1000. Only Natural Pet is

open Monday through Saturday

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit their website

at www.onlynaturalpet.com. GV

CALLING ALL 5TH-8TH GRADERS

AUDITIONS FOR GV KIDS, INK! ® NEWS PROGRAM

Thursday, February 21, 3 to 5 p.m.

Greenwood Village City Hall

Auditions for the 2019 GV Kids, Ink! ®

News Program will be held on

Thursday, February 21 from 3 to 5

p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall,

City Manager’s Office, 6060 South

Quebec Street. Participants who wish

to be considered for a part in the news

program must be a resident of

Greenwood Village and be a student in

the 5th to 8th grades. Any youth

interested in participating in the news

program is required to audition for a

reporter position.

The GV Kids, Ink! ® News Program

features special news, reports, and

stories on issues and events in

Greenwood Village. Archives of past

programs can be viewed on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

For more information, please call Melissa Gallegos, Communications Officer at

303-486-5749 or email mgallegos@greenwoodvillage.com.

JANUARY 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec

PAWS IN THE PARK

More than 20 dogs and their families braved the 20-

degree temperature to attend the Paws in the Park

family dog walk in Westlands Park. The event was a

fun way for families to get outside and get some

exercise with their dogs after the hectic holiday

season. The Greenwood Village Police Department

introduced two members of the K9 unit and gave a

dog obedience demonstration.

There were fun giveaways and Greenwood Village

resident Sunny Weber was on hand with her book

“The Dog at the Gate.” Walkers were challenged

with dog trivia along the route and enjoyed hot

chocolate and cookies for both dogs and their

humans at the turn around point. The 2 Blondes All

Breed Rescue group (https://2babrescue.com)

brought seven dogs currently in foster care that are

all looking for their forever home.

Families had the opportunity to have their photo

taken with their dogs at the end of the walk. If you

attended the event and would like copies of photos

taken of you and your dog, please contact the Parks,

Trails and Recreation Department at 303-486-5750.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

The Village moved the Holiday Lighting event to a

Saturday afternoon and the crowds were treated to a fun

street fair that included: carnival games, broomball, snow

hill and several artists selling their art. Santa was inside

his home

welcoming boys

and girls into

his family

room. There

were lattes for

the adults and

cocoa for the kids. Art projects were very well attended

this year with every project gone within hours. Doughnuts

were a new addition as well as preschool play. Mayor Ron

Rakowsky turned on the lights at the end of the event as

High Plains Elementary sang a tune with the crowd. Happy

New Year to all. May 2019 be safe, healthy and prosperous.

JANUARY 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 17


ARTS AND RECREATION

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2018

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Mayor Ron Rakowsky and Rabbi

Mintz welcomed a crowd of more than 250 attendees to the

Festival of Lights at Greenwood Village City Hall. A giant

menorah was lit in celebration of Hanukkah and children

participated in activities such as dreidel games, face painting, and

balloon creations. Attendees enjoyed potato latkes, doughnuts and

mingling with families. South Metro Fire Department made a

special visit and dropped chocolate gelt from the bucket of the

fire truck to the crowd below.

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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

EXHIBIT AT CURTIS

TO FEATURE WORLD

RENOWNED HORSE ARTIST

Doug Owen’s graceful sculptures offer up a wealth of

associations. The horse, his perennial subject, has of course

been a favorite of artists for centuries, perhaps no other

creature has been portrayed in art so frequently. In his singleminded

devotion to the equine form, Owen joins the ranks

of such

renowned

artists as

Frederic

Remington

and Susan

Rothenberg,

for

whom

horses

retain a

primal

power.

Like them,

he also

makes his

home in

the

Western

U.S., where horses further connote the complex history of

the American frontier.

Although Owen’s forms undoubtedly resemble horses, they

can also be seen as pure assemblages of faintly recognizable

objects, namely car, tractor, and motorcycle parts. Owen’s

choice of medium imbues his sculptures with a touch of

humor, of irony: his horses are constructed out of the very

material that ultimately replaced them. At the same time,

these vintage vehicle parts are themselves obsolete, and carry

with them a certain nostalgic air.

A culmination of 40 years of artistic exploration, Owen’s

sculpture has garnered an international following in recent

years. Now currently residing in western Colorado, Doug is

excited to be showing eight of his horse assemblages at the

Curtis Center for the Arts.

PEE WEE

INTRO TO SPORTS

Participants will learn the basics of basketball,

football, soccer and t-ball in an exciting

atmosphere. Creative drills followed by games

will be perfect for the learning athlete.

Day: Mondays, February 25,

March 4, 11, 25

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

Age: 4-6 years old

Fee: $40

Limit: 20 players

Location: Campus Middle School,

4985 S. Dayton Street

JANUARY 2019 | 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

ANNUAL ART

SCHOLARSHIP

The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities

Council is seeking applicants for two $3,000 college

scholarships to be given to students pursuing degrees

in the arts. Student must be a graduating senior from

an Arapahoe County high school or a graduating

senior who is a resident of Greenwood Village.

The student must be planning to enroll as a full-time

student at a college or arts school majoring in either

the performing, visual or literary arts. Students must

submit applications through www.callforentry.org.

A link can be found on the Greenwood Village

website at www.greenwoodvillage.com/culturalarts.

Students will be asked to submit examples of their

work, resumé and letters of reference. Applications

are due by February 28, 2018.

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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.

ART CLASSES AT THE CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Greenwood Village’s cultural arts center offers a variety of art classes for preschoolers, children, teens and adults. Classes are

instructed by professional artists and staff who strive to provide the best art educational experience for all artistic levels. If you

can’t make a class during the weekday, join us in the evenings or on Saturdays.

View our current and upcoming classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts by going to www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For questions or more information about Adult and Youth Art classes at the Curtis Center call 303-797-1779.

YOUTH ART CLASSES

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.

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

January 23 — Cool Drip Paintings

February 13 — Fizzing Heart Art

February 27 — Yarn Prints

March 20 — Marble Shamrocks

March 27 — Thumbprint Pup

$15 per program

Ages 3 to 5 years old

Instructed by Lauren Brant

SOARING

HIGH

WITH ART

Inspired by the

street artist Kelsey

Montague, this

youth art class will

design an interactive

mural that will be

displayed at Youth

Art Month in

March at the Curtis Center.

Tuesdays,

February 5 through February 26

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

6 to 12 years old

Instructed by Lauren Brant

CREATING COMICS

WITH POP CULTURE

CLASSROOM

Learn how to write and draw comics

like the pros! This workshop will cover

drawing and laying out comic panels,

story arc, character development and

so much more!

Fridays,

February 8 through March 29

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$100

9 to 14 years old

Presented by

Pop Culture Classroom

TEEN ART CLASSES

ABSTRACT

COLORADO LANDSCAPE

PAINTING FOR TEENS

Teens will create their own memorable

abstract portrayal of the Colorado

landscape using acrylic on canvas.

Thursdays,

February 7 through February 28

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$75

13 to 16 years old

Instructed by Christian Dore

EXPLORING POURING

ACRYLICS FOR TEENS

Teens will

learn how

to create

exciting

artwork

through

pouring

acrylics and

explore

different

ways to

make special

effects with

amazing

results.

Mondays,

February 11 through March 11

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$75

12 to 16 years old

Instructed by Candace French

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

ADULT ART CLASSES

Ages 16 and older with a 10% senior discount

SKETCHING AN ABSTRACT FORM

OF THE COLORADO LANDSCAPE

Ever wondered

how an abstract

expressionist breaks

apart an image?

This one-day

workshop explains

the process of

sketching the

Colorado landscape

within a unique

and somewhat

structured

technique.

Saturday,

January 26

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

Instructed by Christian Dore

VALENTINE’S DAY SCULPTURES

For Valentine’s Day construct and design your own whimsical

Valentine piece that will be perfect for decorating your house

or to give as a gift. Participants will work in clay as well as

wire, paper, embossing metal and paint to create their piece.

Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$120

Instructed by Maggie Stewart

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

ABSTRACT EXPERIMENTATION

Explore the process of abstract painting in this four-part class

with artist Julia Rymer. Learn how to create expressive works

on paper and canvas using a multitude of drawing and

painting media. Demonstrations of materials will be

accompanied by instruction in composition, building up the

design, and freeing your inner Expressionist.

Tuesdays,

February 5 through February 26

6:30 to 9 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Julia Rymer

ABSTRACT COLORADO

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

Create your own memorable abstract portrayal of the

Colorado landscape meshing nature into your own distinctive

moment.

Thursdays,

February 7 through 28

6:30 to 9 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Christian Dore

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ARTS AND RECREATION

CUPCAKES AND CALLIGRAPHY

Just in time for Valentine’s

Day, we’re painting with

acrylics on a canvas perfect

for gifting! Then you’ll learn

basic modern calligraphy

lettering skills, so you can

brush letter a Valentine

card. Cupcakes, two takehome

projects, and lots of

fun!

Saturday, February 9

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$75

Instructed by Renee Reese

FOR THE LOVE OF COLOR

This 4-day workshop will focus on color theory. Every morning will

start with a lecture and a quick exercise and in the afternoons,

students will experiment with color theory to make their own work

of art.

Tuesday, February 12 through Friday, February 15

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$400

Instructed by Kevin Weckbach

THE BASICS TO

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS

This class is for beginners and is a fun way to loosen up and learn

different ways to use acrylic paints in your artwork.

Tuesdays, February 19 through March 12, 1 to 4 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Christa MacFarlane

EXPLORING OIL PAINTING

Whether you’re a beginner, a little rusty or a seasoned painter this

ongoing class will help you paint a variety of subjects. You’ll learn

more about simplifying and “loosening up” as well as values and

brushwork.

Wednesdays, February 20 through March 13

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

$80

Instructed by Aimee Deneweth

DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Begin or develop your drawing skills

through learning proper techniques.

Workshop focuses on contour and

implied drawing as well as perspective

and proportion drawing and how to

apply value to your drawings.

Wednesdays,

February 20 through March 13

1 to 4 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Rick Brogan

Painting Aspens with a Palette Knife

CASUAL WATERCOLOR —

WATERCOLOR AND WORDS

This class will teach you how to paint easy watercolor

images and beautiful letters. We’ll combine art with

meaningful words and quotes to create finished

works.

Thursdays,

February 21 through March 14

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

$80

Instructed by Renée Reese

FIGURE DRAWING

Learn how to draw the human figure from a live

model using various techniques and artistic

approaches.

Thursdays,

February 21 through March 14

1 to 4 p.m.

$80

Instructed by Michael Dowling

WATERCOLOR

This is a workshop designed for students who want

to learn the art of watercolor painting. Basic artistic

concepts pertaining to the medium will be covered,

such as transparency, composition, basic color theory,

and value.

Fridays,

February 22 through March 22

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

$100 for each class

Instructed by Rick Brogan

PAINTING ASPENS

WITH A PALETTE KNIFE

Learn how to use a palette knife to paint a beautiful

aspen landscape. This workshop is fun and exciting as

you practice palette knife painting techniques with

acrylics.

Saturday, February 23

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$100

Instructed by Candace French

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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

CURTIS CENTER

NOW OFFERS

EVENING CLASSES

In an effort to better serve the community, the

Curtis Center for the Arts has expanded its art

class offerings to include evening classes,

beginning in January 2019. With these expanded

hours come new classes and new instructors.

Some of the new classes include Portrait Painting,

Abstract Landscapes, Abstract Experimentation

and Glass Sculpture. These expanded hours will

also allow for additional teen and pee-wee

programming throughout the year. In addition

to new, evening classes the Curtis Center has

added to the already popular Saturday

workshops. A list of classes, including

evening classes can be found at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

PG. 24 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2019

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