BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Current Board Members
The following is a list of the Board of Directors, each with title, expiration of term, and email address:
Peter Eggers, President
Term expires: May 2025
"I came here to Evergreen in 1971 and was stunned by its natural beauty and hometown feel. I never left. Peggy and I met here, were married, and had 4 children: our true natives. We love Evergreen. Evergreen is a community of Volunteers; no City Council, no Mayor, just citizen leaders wanting to make a difference and to help our community grow. I felt compelled to be part of that, and serving on the EPRD Board is my way of connecting with the community to help it thrive. We lead through service, and I feel privileged to be part of a group of so many who feel the same. My goal has always been to improve the quality of life for all of us in Evergreen, because, working together, we can.
EPRD Board of Directors: 1992-2004, 2008-2012, 2022-present. This is my 5th term. "
Email Peter Eggers
Betsy Hays, First Vice President
Term expires: May 2025
As a 25-year resident, Betsy Hays has served the public as a leader in everything from scouts to sports to PTA and nonprofits to the Chamber of Commerce to her current role as Director of Resource Development for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. She knows how to effectively get things done here in Jefferson County through collaboration and communication. As a Board member, she enjoys working with multiple entities for the good of all concerned. Her goal on the EPRD Board is to be a good steward for our community working with fellow Board members to enhance the district, complete projects such as the Evergreen Lake North Trail and put into place a strategic plan that the current and future Board and staff can use to improve what EPRD has to offer. She was elected to the Board for the first time in May 2022 for a 3-year term.
Don Rosenthal, Second Vice President
Term expires: May 2027
Don Rosenthal began his second term on the EPRD Board in 2023. He is on the Board because he wants to help EPRD fulfill its mission of providing high-quality recreational opportunities to residents and to do it in a fiscally responsible manner. During this second term, his focus is on ensuring that EPRD implements its newly developed strategic plan, with particular emphasis on funding needed maintenance of existing facilities and, if funding allows it, further developing Buchanan Park. Don is an avid hiker and pickleball player and he co-runs the Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors Summer Hiking Group. Before retiring from the corporate world in 2015, he led financial risk modeling for two large companies: Freddie Mac in the Washington D.C. area and State Street Bank in Boston. Prior to working in finance, he worked with the Federal government in Colorado and Washington D.C. on a variety of issues related to natural resource and energy economics. Don and his wife have lived in Evergreen part-time since 2012 and full-time since 2015. They also lived in Colorado in the 70s and 80s, and their two children were born in Fort Collins. Don holds a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University.
Nina Armah, Secretary
Term expires: May 2027
Nina is a newcomer to Evergreen, and began her first term on the EPRD Board in May 2023. She has always been a staunch advocate for community engagement which, along with a love of the outdoors, is what compelled her to join the Board. She is committed to learning about the concerns and aspirations of Evergreen residents, and to help bring about positive advancements and celebrate our vibrant mountain community. Her hobbies and interests include archery, knitting, trail running, climbing, horticulture, and literature. She also volunteers with various organizations related to Veterans' mental health advocacy, community tax aid, employment mentorship, and reading-based mentoring for elementary school students.
Mary McGhee, Treasurer
Term expires: May 2025
Mary has been actively involved with EPRD for 30 years as a patron, volunteer, District taxpayer, and athletics employee. She is on-site 4 days every week. She has a comprehensive view of EPRD from the board room to the broom closet.
In her free time, Mary volunteers with the Evergreen Rodeo and runs the DAR Good Citizen college scholarship for 4 area high schools. Mary completed the NYC Marathon twice, is a local trail runner, 1st place overall winner in the EPRD Elk Meadow trail race, and was a YMCA lifeguard for 7 years. She is also a volleyball player and referee, horseback rider, certified Scuba Diver, and jumped the US Equestrian Team cross-country course at Gladstone NJ.
Mary has her BS in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and her Masters in Computer Science. She has an expansive work history in electronic data systems engineering and has written software for companies across numerous industries. Mary's current job is with the State of Colorado Division of Gaming as a Senior IT System Auditor. She works with casino operators to enact and enforce regulations for accurate tax reporting, software field trials, and responsible casino gaming.
There are certain matters the Board discusses in Executive Sessions. The matters are specified in the laws applicable to Special Districts and in general include the following:
- Under Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) Section 24-6-402(4)(b) for a conference with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District Attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(e) for the purposes of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(a) to discuss the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of real, personal, or other property interest
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(f)(I) and (II) for discussion of a personnel matter and not involving: any specific employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session; any member of this body or any elected official; the appointment of any person to fill an office of this body or of an elected official; or personnel policies that do not require the discussion of matters personal to particular employees
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(c) for discussion of a matter required to be kept confidential by the following federal or state law, rule, or regulation
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(d) for discussion of specialized details of security arrangements or investigations
- Under CRS Section 24-6-402(4)(g) for consideration of documents protected by the mandatory nondisclosure provisions of the Open Records Act
Executive Sessions are closed to the public. However, all formal votes of the Board on any such matters must be made in open session.
Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
The EPRD Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a youth engagement strategy used to positively incorporate youth voices and help build the capacity of youth participants. The YAB provides a platform for young people not only to be leaders of tomorrow but to become drivers of change today. Youth advisory committee members should demonstrate:
- Communication Skills – A willingness to listen and be considerate of others’ input, and to be willing to share opinions with others.
- Leadership Skills – The ability to gain the respect and trust of his or her peer group and show empathy and respect for others.
- Commitment and Availability — Attendance at the Board of Directors meetings.
- Community Service— Interest or participation in community service.
- Openness to Working with Adults— A willingness to respond to adult mentoring efforts.
Current Youth Advisory Board Members:
- Jett Cowee, Youth Advisory Board Member
Term expires: May 2024
Email Maddy Evans or call 720-880-1020 to contact Jett Cowee
- Jeff Cowee Bio -
Hi! I’m Jett and I’m a senior at D’Evelyn High School! I have been a resident in the Evergreen community for 5 years now. I am a Youth Advisor because I love working with EPRD and serving our community in whatever way possible. My goals this year are to improve and contribute to the fun events for our younger population and ensure our kids and teens are happy using our facilities. Come say hi to me at Evergreen Lake in the summer and winter seasons!
- Jeff Cowee Bio -
- Tyler Guyton, Youth Advisory Board Member
Term expires: May 2025
Email Maddy Evans or call 720-880-1020 to contact Tyler Guyton
- Tyler Guyton Bio -
Hi, my name is Tyler Guyton and I am a Youth Advisory Board member for the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District. I am in the 10th grade at Evergreen High School and have lived in Evergreen my whole life. I am looking forward to providing insight on how EPRD can better serve Evergreen and the surrounding areas' youth. I have used the EPRD facilities for as long as I can remember, starting with childcare programs and parties, and now as a high school student athlete. From pickleball, to swimming, climbing and hiking, I have grown up utilizing everything EPRD has to offer. I feel as if I can be a type of spokesperson for children growing up in Evergreen to voice their concerns and recommendations. My goal for the next two years is to learn all I can about what happens behind the scenes and I hope to improve our community for years to come.
- Tyler Guyton Bio -
Citizen Involvement at Board Meetings
Citizen Comments & Involvement Are Welcome
The Board of Directors of Evergreen Park & Recreation District believes a regular and active dialogue with interested citizens is vital to effective and informed management of the District. This type of regular interchange helps to ensure projects and priorities of the District most closely match with those of the broad public. Citizens are always welcome and encouraged to attend any and all meetings of the Board.
A convenient way for citizens to engage the Board of Directors is during the Board's regular monthly meetings and special meetings. There are several different ways citizens can participate during these Board meetings
Citizens Comments During Discussion of Specific Agenda Items
Citizens may provide comments on any given agenda item during the meeting. These comments may be at the invitation of the Board or staff because the citizen has been involved in helping work a specific issue or project, or a citizen may just offer comments because of general interest. Citizens are encouraged to be concise with these comments, and keep them to a maximum of 5 minutes each. Citizens are asked to not reiterate comments already made by other citizens.
Citizen-Initiated New Business Items (Preferred Method)
The process for a Citizen initiated New Business Item is for the Citizen to submit the issue or topic in writing to the Executive Director. The Executive Director and staff will conduct any necessary research concerning the subject matter. If the staff determines the matter should be presented to the Board, staff will provide the Board with a recommendation placement of the item on a future Board meeting agenda. Once the Board has determined to add the matter to a future agenda, a will be selected, and staff will advise the Citizen and request hard copies of the presentation materials for distribution to Board Members and District staff. The Citizen presenting the matter at the Board meeting will be allotted 15 minutes on the agenda.
If a Citizen desires to initiate a New Business Item directly at a Board meeting without prior notice, the following stipulations will be made:
- Presentation must be made during the General Public Comment portion of the agenda.
- Presentation is restricted to a maximum of 10 minutes.
- Only 1 speaker is allowed on the matter.
- If the Citizen has items to present (i.e. handouts, maps, survey data), he/she must provide the Recording Secretary with a clean copy. The preferred method of presentation material is paper form in order to be distributed to the Board Members and District staff.
Please note that board action is not expected to be taken on issues raised during:
- General Comments by Citizens
- New Business Items initiated by Citizens directly at a Board meeting without prior notice
General Comments By Citizens
The Board regularly reserves time on the agenda for Citizen's comments of a general nature (the General Public Comment Section of meeting agenda). Citizens are encouraged to be concise with these comments, and keep them to a maximum of 5 minutes each. Citizens are asked to not reiterate comments already made by other citizens.
Regardless of the types of comments offered by citizens as discussed above, the Chair always reserves the right to limit time and discussion in order to expeditiously move through the agenda during the evening to fulfill the business needs of the District.
Election - Board of Directors
The Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) Board of Directors is an elected board required under Title 32, C.R.S. The Board provides a means for those elected officials to engage in policy-making decisions, which affect the park and recreation district. To serve, Board members are required to be registered to vote in Colorado and to live or own property within EPRD boundaries and represent the entire District. By law, Board members serve a four-year term, not to exceed more than two consecutive terms.
Board elections for special districts are currently held in May of odd-numbered years. Four-year terms will resume with the 2023 board election.
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION
BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Jefferson County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election or thereafter there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 2, 2023, is hereby cancelled.
The following candidates are declared elected:
Donald H. Rosenthal Four-year term to 2027
Nina Armah Four-year term to 2027
EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
/s/ Micki L. Mills
Designated Election Official
Published on: March 9, 2023
Published in: Canyon Courier
The next Evergreen Park & Recreation District Board of Directors Election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM. There shall be two (2) polling places at the following locations: Wulf Recreation Center
5300 S Olive Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
Buchanan Park Recreation Center
32003 Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen, CO 80439
All candidates must first be a registered elector in the State of Colorado, AND be a:
- Current resident of the District within the boundary named above; OR
- The owner (or the spouse or the civil union partner of the owner) of taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the District; OR
- A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District named above.
- Information regarding voter registration can be found through the office of the Secretary of State: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/.
- Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form - 2023 EPRD Board Election
Running for EPRD Board of Directors
On May 2, 2023, two seats on EPRD’s Board of Directors will be up for election. The two positions will be for a four-year term. If you are interested in running, EPRD will have three informational meetings to learn about board responsibilities and eligibility. We will also have two board members (not running) to answer any questions.
Dates and Times for Meetings:
- Tuesday, Jan 31st - 1 PM at Wulf
- Wednesday, Feb. 8th - 6 PM at BPRC
- Thursday, Feb 23rd - 6 PM at Wulf
Call for Nominations
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly, to the eligible electors of
the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (“District”) of Jefferson County,
Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the District will conduct a regular election
on the 2nd day of May, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to elect members of its Board of Directors. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve a four-year term. Eligible electors of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District interested in serving on the Board of Directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):
Micki L. Mills, DEO
The Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form must be returned to the DEO
by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023. The form can be emailed to the
DEO at the email address noted above.
A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023. Earlier submittal is
encouraged as the deadline will not permit correcting an insufficient form if received at 5:00 p.m. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that application for an absentee ballot may be filed with Micki Mills, DEO, at the contact information referenced above, no
later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT
Micki Mills, Designated Election Official
Every position on the 2023 ballot is open to anyone who is eligible to run as specified in the Candidate Information section, including existing appointed Board members who have not reached their term limits.
A District resident must own property and be an eligible voter in order to run.
The District will have a contested election if it receives more than two nominations for the election. If the District does not receive at least two nominations, then after the election, there will be a vacancy and the Board can appoint to fill the position(s).
2023 Election Dates
- January 1 - First day to file Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms with the DEO
- January 22 – February 16: Publication of the Call for Nominations.
- February 24: Last day to file Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms with DEO, no later than 5 PM A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time before 3 PM on Friday, February 24, 2023. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit correcting an insufficient form if received at 5 PM
- February 28: Cancellation of the election if there are not more than two candidates for the election.
The first week of March: Bios requested from candidates. Bios will be posted on our website for review. May 2: Election Day – Polls open 7 AM-7 PM
April 3 – April 27: Absentee ballots mailed to eligible electors of the District. Application for Absentee ballot April 25: Last day for voters to request an absentee ballot. May 2: Election Day – Polls open 7 AM-7 PM May 23: Following the election and posted results, EPRD will conduct their regular Board meeting and the new Directors will be sworn in at the beginning of the meeting; official capacity as a Board member begins after required filings are complete.