Wayne Andersen Announces Candidacy For EVRPD Board
Wayne Andersen hopes to win a seat on the board of the Estes Valley Recreation & Parks District on May 8 election day. The EVRPD board oversees the golf courses, walking trails, marina, youth center, aquatic center, campgrounds, shooting range, youth and adult sports activities, and many more recreational programs.
Shortly after moving to Estes Park in 1999, Wayne began working for the local nine and eighteen hole golf courses and continued for ten years. His community activities include:
• Noon Rotary Club – board of directors; foundation board president; “Big Duck” in 2007; Rotarian of the Year Award in 2011
• Salvation Army (local unit) – treasurer for 12 years
• Men’s Golf Association – served on the board; president and treasurer
• Crossroads Ministry – volunteer
Wayne and his wife, Judy, moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Estes Park when he retired after 32 years with Lucent Technologies, formerly AT&T. Wayne began as an accountant and spent most of his career in a variety of management positions where he had experience running meetings and employing consensus decision-making processes. Wayne was part of a small team responsible for forecasting, scheduling, and budgeting for a multi-million dollar business.
During the time he lived in Omaha, Wayne was involved in a variety of youth related activities which included:
• coaching youth sports
• refereeing youth basketball and soccer
• serving on the boards of YMCA and West Omaha Soccer Association
Wayne and Judy, married for forty-seven years, have a son and daughter who live with their spouses and children in the Omaha area.
When asked why he wants to serve on the EVRPD board, he responded, “I would like to continue the direction the board has taken in providing high quality recreation opportunities for all ages because I consider them vital to our community. I love living in the Estes Valley and serving on the EVRPD board will allow me, in some small way, to help in the continuing effort to make this a great place to live.”