Press Release: Running for Re-Election


ERIE, CO – To see the ambitious agenda of the current Board of Trustees to fruition, Christiaan van Woudenberg is proud to announce his candidacy for Trustee of Erie in the April 5, 2022 election.

Christiaan and his daughters.

Says van Woudenberg, “Erie is at a crossroads; with courage and conviction, we can take the necessary steps to ensure Erie’s place as a unique Front Range destination for recreation & sport, brew pubs & restaurants, arts & entertainment, and a great place to start or grow a business. Together, we can realize Erie’s true potential as Colorado’s best place to raise a family.”

The health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Erie have always been Christiaan’s first priority; first as the editor-in-chief of the Erie Protectors, and for 4 years as a Trustee for the Town of Erie. He spends much of his time focused on oil & gas issues; he also serves as Board liaison to the Sustainability Advisory Board and is the Town’s representative to Colorado Communities for Climate Action.

From the new urbanist design of the Town Center by DPZ CoDesign to the longer-term commercial opportunities at I-25, Christiaan embraces these “place-making” opportunities to diversify the Town’s revenue streams, lessening its reliance on development-related revenue. He looks forward to a thriving Erie community that is both economically and environmentally sustainable.

Campaign information is available:
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• On Twitter at @c4erie

Christiaan van Woudenberg has been a Trustee for the Town of Erie since 2018. After earning an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduate studies in computational biology at the University of Colorado at Denver, Christiaan has spent 25 years working in enterprise software development in a wide range of industries. He is currently on sabbatical from his tech career. His first loves are his two daughters. Otherwise, he enjoys refereeing roller derby, obstacle course racing, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.