Meet the new Castle Pines mayor: Tera Radloff
By Lynne Marsala Basche; photos courtesy of Tera Radloff
On November 7 for the third time in Castle Pines history, a new mayor was elected. With 62 percent of the votes, Tera Radloff won the City election and replaced current two-term mayor Jeffrey Huff.
Radloff, who moved to Castle Pines in 2003, has been a passionate advocate for the community even before becoming Ward 1 councilwoman in 2010. With a “do what’s right for the community” attitude, Radloff has been involved in local outreach efforts, volunteer activities and the push to develop Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines. For the past five years, Radloff has also served as mayor pro tem.
Radloff attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and earned a bachelor of business studies degree in finance. Her professional background includes positions working for Fortune 500 companies, primarily in the information technology, telecommunications and cable broadband fields. Married to her husband Jon, the two are happily raising their standard poodle, Lincoln.
With a “full and lively” lifestyle (Radloff does not like to use the word “busy” because she notes that everyone is busy nowadays), residents can find Radloff enjoying the outdoors. Radloff savors time walking her dog, running with the Castle Pines Run Club, hiking or being on the golf course (where Radloff jokes that she is not a particularly good golfer, but because she is outside, she loves it).
When asked why she decided to run for mayor, Radloff said, “I have passion and vision, and there were things left undone that I wanted to see accomplished.” In the first 90 days of her term, Radloff plans to address the current state of the roads, and she intends on doing so with transparency, accountability and public involvement.
“It is my honor and privilege to represent and serve everyone who lives here,” said Radloff, who truly believes this is her calling and what she is supposed to be doing now. With her strong commitment to engage residents and community partners, Radloff is looking forward to officially beginning her term in early January.
Residents are invited to attend Radloff’s swearing-in ceremony on January 8 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 360 Village Square Lane (inside the library).