Berwyn Heights mayor resigns for new job

Chris Rasmussen, pictured above, is no longer the mayor of Berwyn Heights after resigning to take a job with the Colorado Department of Higher Education. His resignation comes roughly two months after he was first sworn in. Rasmussen’s resignation took effect on the evening of July 16, 2018 after Berwyn Heights Town Council’s regularly-scheduled work session. After his resignation became official, Berwyn Heights convened in a special session to nominate new municipal leadership. Per the town’s charter, Berwyn Heights Mayor Pro Tem Lynn White was promoted to Mayor.

Cars drive along a moderately-congested Greenbelt Road, a six-lane suburban throughway overlooking a green horizon.

Rethinking Greenbelt Road

Greenbelt Road could be redesigned to attract new development and improve bicycle, pedestrian and mass transit connections. But that will require a big political commitment from the municipalities that line the corridor. That’s the conclusion drawn from two days of meetings conducted by the Urban Land Instititute’s Washington, D.C., office and representatives from cities that border Greenbelt Road. Pictured above: Greenbelt Road seen from near 63rd Ave. On June 4 and 5, 2018, a group of developers, architects, urban planners and real estate professionals volunteered their time to meet with representatives from the cities of Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights and College Park.