BY BOB SWEENEY
Former Greenwood Village City Councilmember Freda Miklin has been tapped by The Villager as a reporter with the primary task of covering events and council meetings in that city.
Up to date and well informed on Greenwood’s government, Miklin will be joining Villager publisher Bob Sweeney in covering city activities.
Miklin has lived in Greenwood Village since 1992 and began her service to the community after her election to the board of her homeowners association. She was later appointed to the Greenwood Village Board of Adjustments and Appeals, where she served for 11 years, including six as chairperson.
Following the 2010 census, Miklin was asked to chair the city’s Redistricting Commission. Two years later, she was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission, where she served three years until being elected to City Council in 2015 and serving for two years. During her time on the council, she was directly instrumental in bringing more than $3 million in public works improvement projects to her district.
Miklin was appointed to the Arapahoe County Citizens Review Panel in 2014 where she still serves.
A graduate of the inaugural class of Greenwood Village University, Miklin completed the months-long citizens’ fire academy of South Metro Fire Rescue in 2017.
During her children’s school years, Miklin was on the board of the parent-teacher organization of Greenwood Elementary. An active volunteer at West Middle School and Cherry Creek High School, she completed Cherry Creek Schools’ year-long leadership program.
Miklin graduated from George Washington High School in Denver and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant. After working in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Company, she was appointed assistant to the city controller of the City of Chicago.
She left Chicago as deputy director of the city’s Department of Revenue to return to Colorado and accept the positon of director of tax compliance for the Treasury Division of the City and County of Denver, where she worked for more than five years.
Miklin and her husband, Dr. Jerry Miklin, an interventional cardiologist, are the parents of five adult children in their 20s, including two sets of twins. All of the Miklins’ children attended public schools in Greenwood Village. The couple resides in the Preserve.
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