NOTE: Those listed below have officially registered with the Union County Board of Elections as Council Candidates for the Village of Marvin. This list may not be all inclusive, as participation in this questionnaire was voluntary and some candidates may have chosen not to participate. For an official and all-inclusive list of registered candidates, please visit the Union County Board of Elections website.

On November 2, 2021, Marvin voters will elect a Mayor for a two-year term and three Councilmembers for four-year terms. This questionnaire is intended to provide the Marvin electorate with some basic information about Mayoral and Councilmember candidates. Completed submissions are listed in alphabetical order by the candidates’ last names.

2021 Early Voting Information

2021 Sample Ballot

Council Candidates (Vote for Three)

Candidate For Village Council

Name
Kimberly Vandenberg

Address
806 Capington Lane
Marvin, NC 28173

Subdivision
Innisbrook

Phone
(704) 2564527

Email
kimvandenberg@marvinnc.gov

Education
Master's of Business Administration

Occupation
Mom/Village Council/Real Estate Agent

Briefly describe yourself and your background.
• Raised in Hickory, NC where my parents still live • Graduated undergrad from Elon College with a Business Degree • Graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University • My husband and I moved to Charlotte in 2003 and became a Marvin resident 11 years ago with my husband and son • Prior to the birth of our son worked as a financial recruiter • Currently have my real estate license but only use on a limited basis (friends and family) • An active volunteer in the Marvin Ridge School district as well as my neighborhood

Describe your experience and accomplishments.
My experience and accomplishments in public office: • Elected to Village Council in November 2017 • Appointed Mayor Pro Tempore in January 2020 • Serve as the liaison between the Village Council and the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Board • Review financial statements for the Village monthly • Appointed to multiple sub committees at various times during my term By listening to what our residents want/need as well as addressing long needed infrastructure improvements, Council has made impressive strides for Marvin during my tenure, for example: • Partnered with DOT to complete 2 Roundabouts on Newtown Road • Budgeted and added a Sherriff’s Deputy to address safety concerns • Increased communication throughout the Village – Coffee with Council, 1st ever “Town Hall” meeting and collaborated with village staff to increase emails and social media posts • Disc Golf Course at Marvin-Efird Park • Additional Greenways and Trails to help with continuity throughout the Village

What would be your top priorities for your term in office?
• Completion of Village Hall begun during my tenure on Council • Additional Greenways to increase the connectivity throughout the Village • Marvin Day 2022 – a day to celebrate Marvin and residents • Additional/improved services for our residents – Waste hauling Spring 2022 • Continued partnership with NCDOT and our State elected officials to complete the much-needed 3rd roundabout at Marvin and Newtown Roads • Marvin Heritage District – obtain resident input while recognizing the desire for inevitable development from landowners - ensure a small, well planned commercial district protecting the quaintness of the Village – the best plan forward is balancing all interests and remains a primary focus • Continued annexation to close the “doughnut holes” • Communication, Communication, Communication

How do you plan to address those priorities?
• Village Hall – continued diligence ensuring a Village Hall Marvin in which we can be proud • Greenways - Council earmarked funds to continue the development of our greenways throughout the Village – ensure this project remains on track • Marvin Day – partner with PR&G board in planning “Marvin Day” to celebrate Marvin • Additional Services/Annexation - Waste hauling for the Village will bring competitive pricing, improved customer service, and less wear on roads. With continued improvement to Village services, future annexations become more attractive for neighbors • 3rd Roundabout – Council/staff has secured funds to assist the Village in paying for the last roundabout • Marvin Heritage District - light commercial development has been on our Land Use Plan for over 10 years, this is nothing new - continued open dialogue is required for compromise between the Village and landowners. • Continue Communication/open dialogue

What is your long-term vision for the Village and how do you plan to make it a reality?
My long-term vision for the Village is to keep it safe, welcoming and inviting while maintaining our strict development ordinances and protecting Marvin’s small-town uniqueness/beauty. I want the residents of the Village of Marvin to be informed and the best way is continued transparency – we must ensure open communication between Village Council and residents. I am working for the residents and will continue to do so with integrity, pride and transparency.

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Other Registered Candidates

The following candidates have registered with the Union County Board of Elections, but chose not participate in the Village of Marvin's candidate questionnaire.

  • BRANDI SMITH, Candidate for Village Council