FREDERICK — One thing is certain in the municipal election in Frederick: The Board of Trustees will have three new faces.
Cecil Davis and Karen Dunbar are not running for re-election. Trustee Mike Hattel is term-limited and will step down after serving for 12 years. Six people are vying for those three seats: Wayne Barcewski; Liberta Hattel; Tony Cary; Gerald Pfirsch; James Wollack; Louis Evezich.
Mayor Eric Doering is facing off against Glenn Berry, who was first active in Frederick politics as the vice chairman of the town’s Home-Rule Charter Commission last year.
Frederick town administrator Derek Todd said he has seen a number of trustee spots turn over quickly before, and it’s usually nothing to be concerned about. He expects the same to hold true in Frederick.
“I think that everybody is running with good intentions, and it will be interesting to meet with new people and understand their views on things,” he said.
Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce president Steve Burton said this election may mark a shift in Frederick.
“As the town grows, I think we are seeing people with different and various talents,” he said of the trustee pool. “That changeover is good.”
He said he’s not saying that past boards have not had talented trustees. “But as the town grows and evolves, so will the board,” he said.
Name: Eric Doering
Occupation: District manager for the St. Vrain Sanitation District
Personal: Married for 30 years
Civic experience: Longmont City Council member for eight years; trustee on Frederick town board for two years; mayor of Frederick for two years
Name: Glenn Berry
Occupation: Truck driver for the Denver Newspaper Agency
Personal: Married for 22 years, with two children, 20 and 17 years old
Civic experience: Home-Rule Charter Commission vice chairman; Saving Money and Reduces Taxes (SMART) issues committee chairman and treasurer
Name: Wayne Barcewski
Occupation: Small-business owner for 35 years
Personal: Married for 37 years, with two children and four grandchildren
Civic experience: Frederick Planning Commission for two years; participated in current comprehensive plan update; Longmont Economic Development board member for three years
Name: Liberta Hattel
Occupation: Retired; worked for 32 years for St. Vrain Valley School District
Personal: Married for 46 years, with three grown children and five grandchildren
Civic experience: Home-rule charter commission; charter member of Frederick Arts Commission; former president of the Frederick High School Booster Club
Name: Gerald Pfirsch
Occupation: Project construction superintendent
Personal: Four children
Civic experience: None
Name: Louis Evezich
Occupation: Semi-retired; still active in electrical engineering and contracting
Personal: Married for 47 years; two grown children
Civic experience: Tri-Area Sanitation District board member; former Carbon Valley Recreation District Board member; former Frederick Fire Department Board member
Name: James Wollack
Occupation: Police detective with the Westminster Police Department
Personal: Married for 30 years, with two grown children
Civic experience: Powell (Wyo.) City Council for four years; board president for the Powell Recreation District Board; town of Frederick ethics committee; volunteer youth football and wrestling coach
Name: Tony Cary
Occupation: Serial entrepreneur
Personal: Married for 22 years, with one son in second grade
Civic experience: Vice president, Carbon Valley Academy charter school board; member of Tri-Town fundraising task force.
Douglas Crowl can be reached at 303-684-5253, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.