Apex Park and Recreation District Board of Directors

Board of Directors

(back left to right) Tommy Skul, Lee Humrich, Treasurer/Secretary, Jim Whitfield, Vice President
(front left to right)
Jeff Glenn, President, Kristen Larington

Board meetings are scheduled for the first and third Thursday of every month. 2014 Board Meeting Schedule

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Jeff Glenn, President – elected in May 2012

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Family: Daughter Samantha, Son Nicholas

Occupation: Independent Home Furnishings Professional

What prompted you to run for the board? My passion for recreation and the chance to make a difference in our community.

What skills and experience do you bring to the board? Leadership, teamwork and a deep working knowledge of how recreation districts operate

What are your goals for your current board term? Continue to provide programs and facilities to our citizens and keep our community a great place to live and play. This includes the development of an East Side Rec Center to better serve that portion of our district.

What makes Apex PRD stand out from other recreation agencies? The employees and their leadership. They are very professional and caring from top the ground up and make an outstanding team!

Jim Whitfield, Vice President – elected in May 2010

13106 W. 59th Place
Arvada, CO 80004
720-336-9607 (cell)
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Family: wife Carmen, sons Sean and Alex

Occupation: VP for hcwt.com

What prompted you to run for the board? I feel I have the leadership skills and experience to help the District’s mission of being Arvada’s #1 source for recreation, fitness, and fun for all ages and organizations while also being fiscally responsible.

What skills and experience do you bring to the board? Good technical, business, and leadership skills and special district experience. I am the only active Apex PRD board member that has passed or even conducted a Special District bond or mil levy election. I like to initiate projects and work with people to make things thrive and succeed as evidenced by the District’s unprecedented results while my tenure as a board member and Apex PRD Board President from 2006 to 2012. As a board member of the Colorado Special District Association I hope to translate the excellence from both agencies first hand. My family and I are users of district programs and facilities, and I worked for the district as a teenager.

What are your goals for your current board term? My goals in my final term are to help the district:

  • maximize the value of the district’s assets and recreational program
    offerings to all ages and organizations
  • promote the tremendous benefits of getting and staying active and
    having fun
  • maintain and modernize the district’s infrastructure, brand and
    social presence at a minimum cost and lower utility expenses
  • work with the State, County, City, and other agencies to offer
    shared-services for the betterment of the community
  • review and approve the annual budget
  • mentor new board members

Lee Humrich, Treasurer/Secretary – elected in May 2012

7026 Dudley Drive
Arvada CO 80004
303-962-3204
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Family: My wife Judy and I have a family of 3 sons and 1 daughter, Tim, Scot, Mark and Wendy. They have blessed us with 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Great family!

Occupation: I own Trust Hall Insurance Services Inc. in Arvada, which provides for all lines of family and business insurance.

What prompted you to run for the board?
I served on the North Jeffco 20/20 citizens study group. I learned firsthand the great organization and staff that the district provides to the families of Arvada. I was encouraged to run by the board members and friends of the district. I welcomed the opportunity to serve.

What skills and experience do you bring to the board?
I feel I have been preparing for this for a long time, having served on several boards for a wide variety of organizations for the past 25 years. Experience is a good teacher.

What are your goals for your current board term?
I will be a good listener and represent the families of the district with hard work and integrity. I will work to build consensus with fellow board members and staff, to communicate with and develop a good working relationship with City of Arvada. I will also work to develop a budget and plan of action for rebuilding the Garrison facility.

What makes Apex PRD stand out from other recreation agencies?
What makes us the best – great staff and great facilities! Numerous awards, including two national Gold Medal awards, also demonstrate peer recognition of the district as the best there is in the nation.

Kristen Larington, Board Member – elected in May 2014

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Family: I have a loving husband, Andrew, and 3 daughters. Paige, Presley, and Harper.

Occupation: I work full time as a Recreation Coordinator. I am also the Head Gymnastics Coach at Standley Lake High School.

What prompted you to run for the board? I work in recreation 40+ hours a week and I am very passionate about it. Knowing how important recreation is to me, I believe that my children need that strong sense of community to grow up in. I feel I am just an average resident who wants to give input on what our residents needs are.

What skills and experience do you bring to the board? Working in recreation had instilled a larger understanding of what all ages need and want in their community. I’ve learned that recreation is far more than exercise equipment or a swimming pool. I have served on the C.A.R.A (Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics) board for over 5 years. After serving my terms as Co-chair and Chair, I continue to contribute as much as necessary. I have also served as the chair of the C.H.S.A.A. (Colorado High School Athletics Association) as well. This position was a passion to help keep the sport of High School Gymnastics in the State of Colorado.

What are your goals for your current board term? Since I am new to this board I plan on jumping in quick to get my feet wet. Respectively, I want to hear what the concerns and needs of the citizens are. I know that the previous board members have accomplished great things and I hope to continue in those efforts.

What makes Apex PRD stand out from other recreation agencies? Being a special district, Apex PRD has a great opportunity to assist in what the community wants. Our access to neighborhood parks and recreation opportunities definitely make Apex PRD a unique agency.

Tommy Skul, Board Member – elected in May 2014

720-726-6029
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Family: Wife: Aimee. Children: (son) Tommy Jr, (son) Anthony, and (daughter) Taytum

Occupation: Owner: Skul Agency-Farmers Insurance agency located in Arvada, providing all lines of insurance from personal, commercial, and life.
President: Arvada Colts Baseball Club a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that provides free collegiate level baseball to the community during the summer.

What prompted you to run for the board? I was born and raised in Arvada and I want to make a positive difference in the community that I grew up in and love. I also have three young children that I want to show that to make a difference you need to be involved.

What skills and experience do you bring to the board? Being a business owner I am going to bring a businesslike approach to the board. I am very involved in the Arvada community and listen to all sides of the story before making the best informed decision that I can. I look forward to listening to the citizens as we move forward with the recreation district needs and improvements.

What are your goals for your current board term? It is very important that we get the Bond extended in 2016 so that we can execute the plan that was presented to the board from the 2020 Citizens Review Committee that included an east side recreation center, completion of the Long Lake and Lutz Field projects, and keeping our existing facility’s operational.

What makes Apex PRD stand out from other recreation agencies? I don’t have experience with other recreation agencies yet, however I do plan on getting involved so that Apex PRD continues to be a standout in the recreation field.