CONTRIBUTED BY DAVE KERBER AND ANNE INGEBRESTSEN
Current Greenwood Village Council Members Dave Kerber and Anne Ingebretsen have announced their candidacies for reelection in District 2. Council Member seats for all districts in Greenwood Village, plus the mayor’s position, are up for election this year.
Anne and Dave, having served previously for 4 terms, returned to the Council in 2017 in the wake of the Save Our Village referendum in June 2017.
When asked of their accomplishments, Kerber stated. “In June 2017, the people overwhelmingly expressed their desire to oppose urban density and to preserve Greenwood Village as the suburban, open space, park-like community that lead them to stay and live in the Village. During this term, we worked hard to put words to the vision of our citizens. This resulted in the new Comprehensive Plan approved unanimously by the Council. We welcome and encourage development in the Village that is in line with the Comprehensive Plan.”
Ingebretsen is pleased with the Council’s approval of the Belleview Median project that runs partially through District 2. When asked, Ingebretsen pointed out that this will improve the look of the medians while minimizing water usage. “We hope that our partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens in the design of the medians will serve as a template for other metro median projects.”
Additionally, our work in cleaning up parts of District 2, like the Century Homes parcel adjacent to the Landmark and the Grease Monkey property, have improved the looks of District 2.
The main challenges for the future continue to be how to manage growth and traffic. Additionally, we want to ensure the financial viability of the Village into the future. We have been working for the past year to establish an area off Arapahoe Road as an entertainment district. This pilot program represents a small part of our Village that is in need of updating and offers the potential for revenue growth. We are also dealing with the implementation of 5G technology and the building of the infrastructure to support it.
Ingebretsen is a cum laude graduate of Denver University honored as the Outstanding Scholar/Athlete of her class. She went on to obtain her MBA in Finance and was employed by IBM. She and her husband Kirk have lived in Greenwood Village for 26 years having raised their 3 daughters Claire, Ingrid and Grace.
Kerber is an Air Force Academy and Duke Law Graduate and earned a Masters of Law degree in Labor Law from George Washington University. He is currently a small business owner. Dave and his wife Sheila have lived in Greenwood Village for 24 years having raised their 3 daughters, Rachel, Laura and Katherine.
The election will be held on November 5, 2019
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