Germantown — A professional engineer and county supervisor are vying for the District 3 seat on the Germantown Village Board.
The election is slated for April 1. Board Trustee Melvin Ewert filed noncandidacy.
Dennis Myers, who currently serves as a Washington County supervisor, put his name in the running.
Bob Warren, who works for a private consulting firm, is running to expand his work in the community, while utilizing his experience as an engineer.
Warren specializes in transportation projects and roadway infrastructure, commonly working on storm sewer, water main and sanitary sewer projects for local municipalities. This is the first time Warren is running for political office. However, he is not new to serving his community. Warren serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals, holding the post of chairman for a couple of those years. He also serves on the Germantown Plan Commission, which he has participated in for three years.
Myers has lived in Germantown for 15 years. He is currently retired, but spends his time serving the community. As a Washington County supervisor for District 27, Myers has participated in the redistricting committee and currently serves on Germantown's Police and Fire Commission. As a supervisor he said he believes that everyone should know who he is and how to reach him so he can help solve any problems the people in his district may have. The same thing would be true, he says, if he becomes a village trustee.
Warren decided to run for a village trustee seat to continue giving back to the community.
"I feel my background for engineering, specifically municipal engineering, is a benefit and gives me a methodical way of approaching challenges and issues specifically as it relates to infrastructure, which is a big deal in Germantown," Warren said.
Warren has lived in Germantown since 1990. He volunteers for Mai Fest, graduated from the Citizens Police Academy and has volunteered for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight for the past four years.
Serving as a village trustee would be another layer to the work that Myers does in the community. He also belongs to Germantown Kiwanis and the American Legion Post.
"This community is very special. We have a great industrial area out on Mequon Road, that's almost filled. You need businesses along with residential. I want to keep that flow going," Myers said." I believe in small business. I'm a conservative person."
The Germantown Village Board District 1, 2 and 4 seats are also up for election, but the incumbents David Baum, Jeff Werderman and Jeff Hughes are running unopposed.
Trustees serve three year terms and are paid $5,500.
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