Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District voters selected candidates Danielle Grosh and Mike Hald for the Board of Directors in a District-wide election May 2, according to the unofficial results.
The final count is expected after May 8, when the final mail-in and military ballots were due, possibly changing the results.
Those elected will be sworn in on May 16 at the next public Board Meeting and will be seated in the two open seats being vacated by Board members Jennifer Flaum and Christopher Dittman.
Grosh and Hald will serve four-year terms on the five-person Board of Directors, which includes Board Members Warren Blair, Margaret Gutierrez, and Donald Ciancio, II.
Danielle Grosh is a longtime district resident who has operated a local business since 2005. She has a son who enjoyed Hyland Hills facilities growing up and now has a granddaughter who is also doing the same. Having experienced the benefits of being a resident herself, she says she ran for the board to ensure that the quality of those amenities and services continues for her and all district residents.
Grosh also serves as Board Secretary for the Ranch Filing #1 Neighborhood Homeowners Association.
Mike Hald has lived in Westminster for 18 years and has been part of corporate finance teams leading financial reporting, accounting, business insurance and internal controls departments for several large public companies. He says his goal as a board member will be to work with the district's staff leadership team to ensure that families can enjoy the facilities offered by Hyland Hills, and that they are well maintained. Hald currently serves as the president of his neighborhood's special tax district, where he led the refinancing of the district's debt to save over $1 million in interest costs.
The election was a mail-ballot election with 72,000 ballots mailed to eligible electors. The District's 24-square mile boundary includes the City of Federal Heights and parts of Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, Arvada and unincorporated Adams County.