Policy: COVID-19

Hi, my name is Christiaan van Woudenberg, and I am running for mayor of Erie. As a current Trustee for the Town and a father of two teenage daughters, I’m here to talk to you about the Coronavirus. In the last two days, the Governor has declared a state of emergency, classes have been canceled […]

Questionnaire: Elife Magazine

You Tell us about yourself, your family and why you are running?I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa of Dutch parents, grew up near Edmonton, Alberta, and have been a Colorado resident for over 30 years. After an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from CU Boulder and graduate work in computational biology at CU Denver, […]

Questionnaire: Colorado Hometown Weekly

Christiaan van Woudenberg Website: c4erie.com Age: 46 Family: Daughters Anika (15) and Isobel (12) How long have you lived in Erie: 12 ½ years Professional background: I ran my own software company for 5 years before moving to enterprise software development, where I’ve done everything from user interfaces to database design. I’m currently a Chief […]

Home Rule

What is Home Rule? In simple terms, it allows a municipality greater control of “matters of local concern”: If a matter is of local or municipal concern, a home rule city may regulate or otherwise control or act with reference to it. In the absence of municipal action the matter is to be governed by […]

Why am I running for mayor?

This is why I am running for mayor of Erie. For those of us labeled “extremist” when we suggest that if only oil & gas were treated like any other industry, that residential drilling would not exist. For those of us that volunteered countless hours to gather signatures and knock on doors with Colorado Rising […]

Policy: Coyotes

I share the opinion of Kristin Cannon, District Wildlife Manager at Colorado Parks & Rec. She said, “Wildlife officers, such as myself, do not kill coyotes who prey on pets or demonstrate human habituation. We will, however, kill coyotes whose behavior has escalated to the point that it is a human-safety concern.” The Colorado Parks […]