Judith F. Davis *

Age: 63

Residence: Greenbelt.

Education: BS, education, West Chester State University; MS, education, West Chester State University; graduate fellow, Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.

Occupation: Mayor/council member; retired sixth-grade teacher, Prince George's County.

Elected offices/civic activities:

Mayor/council member, Greenbelt City Council, 1997-present; mayor pro tem/council member, Greenbelt City Council, 1995-1997; council member, Greenbelt City Council, 1993-95; chair, board of directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; member, board of directors, Maryland Municipal League; member, past president, Prince George's County Municipal Association; member and past president, Prince George's Elected Municipal Women; member, Prince George's County Zoning Ordinance Task Force; member, board of directors, Anacostia Trails Heritage Area; member, Maryland Mayors Association; member, Greenbelt Arts Center; member, Greenbelt Lions Club; member, Sierra Club.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Efforts must continue to resolve structural issues with regard to the budget while maintaining efficient services, relevant to all city neighborhoods, and a quality of life we taxpayers expect and enjoy. The next city council must find ways to correct long-term weaknesses in the budget that are presently causing more money to be spent than incoming revenue. Current programs, services and expenditures, as well as future proposals, must be carefully evaluated to determine if they meet our citizens' expressed needs and are being managed effectively. Well-thought-out, balanced decisions and resolute action are required, with citizen input a must!"

Why should voters elect you?

"For 12 years, my dedication and leadership abilities have benefited the entire city. Greenbelt's residents will need that experience to meet present and future challenges."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

GbeltJ2005@aol.com

Konrad E. Herling *

Age: 52

Residence: Greenbelt.

Education: BA, history and secondary education, Towson University.

Occupation: Communications analyst, FCC.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Greenbelt City Council, 2001-03; City Council liaison, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Recycling and Environmental Advisory Committee and Greenbelt Access Television Inc.; member, Metropolitan Development Committee, COG; member, communications committee, Maryland Municipal League. founder, Greenbelt Arts Center; co-producer, community TV programs, Greenbelt Access TV; former chairman, Community Relations Advisory Board; former coach, youth baseball; helped organize the Roosevelt Center charette to redesign the town center.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Prospective development of Greenbelt West requires that we develop a coordinated transportation plan to ease access throughout town without a personal vehicle. I will work to create a transportation task force, in concert with appropriate city departments and advisory boards, Metro and Prince George's County, as well as the Greenbelt business community, to explore ways to better coordinate bus schedules and service. The plan would also promote alternatives such as 'flexcar' and low-cost Circular bus service. Implementing such a plan will hopefully improve traffic flow, reduce pollution and reduce our reliance on oil."

Why should voters elect you?

"I will continue to work to bring our community closer together through the arts, recreation and common-sense planning principles."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

kherling@comcast.net

Kelly P. Ivy Sr.

Age: 50

Residence: Greenbelt .

Education: None given.

Occupation: Technical supervisor, Locomotive Power, Amtrak.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; former member, Little League, Saint Hugh's CYO, Boys and Girls Club, Babe Ruth Softball League; coach, Women's Fast Pitch and Flowers High School; past commissioner, St. Hugh's CYO Baseball and Softball; past commissioner, Boys and Girls Club Softball and Baseball; past commissioner, Little League and Cal Ripken League; past commissioner, Prince George's Babe Ruth Softball League; president, Prince George's County Fast Pitch League.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Taxes is the most urgent problem facing Greenbelt. Institute a hiring freeze. We need to try to create a multitasking atmosphere for current employees, control loose spending and have an evaluation of our true needs against our wants. Work as one, save as one."

Why should voters elect you?

"It's time for a change. We need to stop having yearly tax increases. The voice of all the people needs to be heard."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

ElectKellyIvy@aol.com

Leta M. Mach *

Age: 58

Residence: Greenbelt.

Education: BA, history, minors in English and education, Michigan State University.

Occupation: Freelance editor and writer.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Greenbelt City Council, 2004-present; president, Cooperative Communicators Association and Parent Cooperatives Preschool International; member, National League of Cities Human Development Policy and Advocacy Committee; member, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Air Quality Committee; secretary, Prince George's Elected Municipal Women; past secretary, Greenbelt Consumer Cooperative; past president, Greenbelt Elementary PTA and Eleanor Roosevelt High School PTSA.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"What happens in Greenbelt West -- Greenbelt Station development and Springhill Lake and Beltway Plaza redevelopment -- is most urgent. These developments will have a significant impact. The Greenbelt Station project promises an upscale shopping center and transit-oriented development. The three projects will bring more residents and businesses, leading to increased revenue and potentially more involved citizens. I will work to see that the right decisions are made in carrying out our historic agreements with Greenbelt Station and Springhill Lake as well as monitor proposals for Beltway Plaza to see that increased demand for services does not outweigh benefits."

Why should voters elect you?

"I have knowledge and experience from serving on council, plus qualities citizens expect: integrity, willingness to listen, desire to learn and will to act."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

leta.council@verizon.net

Edward V. J. Putens *

Age: 60

Residence: Greenbrook.

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

Elected offices/civic activities: 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 .

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."

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."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

eputens@greenbeltmd.gov

Rodney M. Roberts *

Age: 47

Residence: Greenbelt.

Education: None given.

Occupation: Mechanic and welder, sole proprietor, RMR Mobile Repairs.

Elected offices/civic activities: Member, Greenbelt City Council, 1991-present, currently mayor pro tem; member and former chairman, Committee to Save the Green Belt; founding member, Greenbelt Foundation for the Arts; volunteer, Greenbelt Volunteer Exchange Service (GIVES); member, Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board; City Council liaison to the Youth Advisory Board and Arts Advisory Board, City of Greenbelt.

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"New development at Metroland and Springhill Lake and how they will affect our existing services, resources, taxes, and recreation facilities, etc."

Why should voters elect you?

"Because I do a good job, I know the issues facing Greenbelt. I ask the hard questions and demand the highest standards."

Web site:

None given.

E-mail address:

RMR38M@aol.com