Touting her election in 2015 by the largest vote total ever recorded by a Greenwood Village City Council candidate, District 1’s Freda Miklin has announced her run for re-election, saying she is excited about what she has been able to do for the residents during her first term.
“We’ve been able to secure over $1 million in road improvements that are already completed,” she said. “We got a long-overdue major repair and redesign of Greenwood Gulch scheduled for 2018. We created permit-only parking for residents who couldn’t park on their own street.”
Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, a former Greenwood mayor, has endorsed Miklin.
“She has been recognized by her fellow councilmembers and elected officials in other cities and the county as a leader who understands complex financial issues and works effectively with others to accomplish projects that will benefit Greenwood Village residents now and into the future. I strongly recommend Freda’s re-election,” Sharpe said in a statement.
A vocal member of the High Line Canal Working Group, Miklin said, “Steady progress toward long-term preservation and maintenance of our precious High Line Canal is ongoing.”
She agrees with many residents that traffic on arterial roads is the most challenging issue the city faces.
“My goal is to work collaboratively with my fellow City Council members, our staff and adjacent communities to make our roads work efficiently for our citizens,” Miklin said. “The recent special election made it clear that the majority of our residents oppose any development that might alter the unique small-town feel of Greenwood Village that we have long treasured.”
Miklin, a certified public accountant, gained much of her knowledge of municipal government in the executive positions she has held with city governments in Denver and Chicago.
“I know from experience that it is crucial that we maintain our robust financial position by protecting and fortifying our tax base, but we must also recognize the importance of preserving the unique character of our Village,” she said. “It is our strong single-family neighborhoods and miles of trails and open space that make Greenwood Village a truly special place to live.”
Miklin has been a community volunteer for more than 20 years. Along with two stints on her neighborhood homeowners association board, she served on the executive board of her children’s public-school PTCO.
Appointed to the Greenwood Village Board of Adjustments and Appeals in 1996, she was elected chair in 2001, a position she held until being term-limited in 2006.
In 2011, Miklin was selected chair of the Greenwood Village Redistricting Commission. In 2012, she was appointed by City Council to the Planning and Zoning Commission, where she served until her election to City Council in 2015.
Miklin and her husband of 31 years, cardiologist Dr. Jerry Miklin, are the parents of five children in their 20s, including two sets of twins.
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