|Edward V. J. Putens|
Education: BS, microbiology, University of Maryland; graduate studies in political science, organization management and labor relations.
Occupation: Employee, Food and Drug Administration; former employee (33 years), administration and management, Federal Service; former employee, U.S. Postal Service and Department of Labor
Member, Greenbelt City Council, 1981-present; member, National League of Cities, Maryland Municipal League, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Prince George's County Municipal Association; former chairman, Community Relations Advisory Board, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club; former election judge, Precinct 13; charter member, Greenbelt Consumer Co-op; member, Greenbelt Intergenerational Volunteer Exchange Service; member, Friends of the Greenbelt Museum; member, Board of Directors, Windsor Green HOA; president, Board of Directors, Greenbrook Estates HOA .
Why should voters elect you?
"I offer the advantages of successful experience in office and a professional knowledge of government. This is important in these challenging times for our city."
What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?
"Let's look at what we accomplished this term: agreements that will transform Greenbelt West by (1) redesign and reconstruction of Springhill Lake; (2) environmentally sensitive development and exciting stores in the Metro area; (3) major changes at Beltway Plaza; (4) a new middle school to replace the aging Greenbelt Middle School; and (5) a new elementary school to replace Springhill Lake Elementary. These accomplishments are historic, are good for everyone in Greenbelt and have made this term the most productive in my 24 years on the council. My goal is to keep implementation of all these breakthroughs on track."
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