Town Council Members

Council Terms and Limits

No person may serve as Mayor or Council Member, or any combination thereof, for more than three consecutive terms; a term is four years. Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy on the Town Council and who serves one-half or more of the term of office shall be considered to have served a term in that office. Terms are considered
consecutive unless they are at least two years apart.

Each member of the Council shall be a registered elector at the time of nomination and election, or at the time of appointment to fill a vacancy, and shall have been a resident of the Town or any territory annexed to the Town for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding such election or appointment.

Rick Ihnken

Title: Frisco Mayor
Tel: 970-368-2627

Lived in Frisco Since: 1995

Career Information: Currently EMS Division Chief at Summit Fire & EMS; Former Station Captain, West Metro Fire Rescue (22 years); Part-time Ski Patroller, Arapahoe Basin; Former Flight for Life Flight Paramedic

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: Peak One Neighborhood HOA; Former Board Member for other HOA boards; Rotary Community Dinner Volunteer, High Country Conservation Zero Waste Warrior

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2016 - April 2022, Councilmember, April 2022 - April 2024, Mayor Pro Tem, April 2024 - Present, Mayor

Educational Background: Pursuing B.A. Fire Service Management, Columbia Southern University; Public Safety Leadership Development Program, University of Denver; Paramedic Training, Rutgers University; A.D. General Studies, Colorado Mountain College


I have served on the Frisco Town Council since 2016.  While on Council, we have updated the building code, hired two Town Managers, completed the “Big Dig” at the Frisco Bay Marina, and tied the budget to our strategic plan. Additionally, we have adopted and approved the 2019 Community Plan, Trails Master Plan, and prioritized a Parks Improvement Plan. I have worked to create partnerships with CDOT, community groups, and other local municipalities. One of my future goals is to identify dedicated funding for town programs, instead of using the general fund. Three issues facing Frisco are:  housing, Exit 203 improvements, and infrastructure needs. Workforce housing is a challenge in Summit County and in the Town of Frisco, and 1,000 units are needed in the Ten-Mile Basin alone. We have been supporting housing goals through water agreements with Summit County, building Frisco’s own workforce housing, and partnering on projects. Exit 203 is on the CDOT list of projects that will become a reality in the next few years, and we have been at the table during CDOT planning and discussion with our own concerns and issues. Silverthorne and Dillon have identified Exit 205 as their priority.  Frisco has partnered with Silverthorne, Dillon and Summit County to bring one voice to the table to get these projects started.  Infrastructure in Frisco needs to be evaluated, the Public Works team does a great job and deserve support through funding.  As we see a higher full-time and seasonal occupancy rate more strain will be placed on infrastructure. We need to be forward thinking, as growth will continue in Frisco, I am committed to being a strong steward of our community.

Councilmember Andrew Aerenson

Andrew Aerenson

Title: Frisco Town Councilmember
Tel: 302-229-6464

Lived in Frisco Since: 2015

Career Information: Real Estate/Business Entrepreneur, Real Estate/Business Attorney; Business Law College Professor; Full-Time Ski Instructor, Breckenridge Ski Resort; E&J Gallo Winery Sales Representative (Summit County, Vail and Aspen)

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees; Rotary Club of Summit County; Summit County Board of Equalization; Red Cross Disaster Supervisor; Breckenridge Heritage Alliance; CMC Mountain Scholars Mentor

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2020 - April 2024, April 2024 - Present

Educational Background: Business Degree – Marketing major, University of Denver; Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University


My wife Marci and I live in Frisco because we value community, walkability, and the calm mountain lifestyle that Frisco provides. Being on Council since 2020 has reinforced my belief that residents and visitors want Frisco to remain a small town with a big sense of community. Issues affecting locals, non-resident homeowners, and visitors require Council to always focus on how decisions impact the character and livability of our Frisco community. Fundamentally, Council needs to plan ways to manage our popularity, integrate environmental thinking, and ensure that all residents share in the successes of our thriving town. To effectively manage the issues in Frisco, we need a Council with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The perspective that I offer comes from my years as an entrepreneur, business person, and real estate/business attorney. My professional expertise for 20+ years has been advising individuals, corporations, and charitable organizations, as they navigate the challenges of buying, selling, owning, and managing businesses and real estate.  Family, friends, and clients describe me as extremely reasonable, logical, and respectful. Decisions only get made after exploring all sides of an issue. I bring these skills and perspectives in serve to the Town of Frisco and Frisco’s residents, homeowners, and visitors, as we guide and preserve our spectacular mountain community.

Councilmember Andy Held

Andy Held

Title: Frisco Town Councilmember
Tel: 970-333-1972

Lived in Frisco Since: 1987

Career Information: Owner, Held Joinery

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: Frisco Planning Commission: June 2018 – April 2020; Summit County Wildfire Council Representative; Make Frisco Arts Council Committee Member

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2020 - April 2022, April 2022 - Present


A resident of Frisco since 1987, I am a passionate, active citizen and business owner. I champion the issues that matter most to the local community, including housing, short term rentals, infrastructure, sustainable smart design, supporting the arts, and remaining diligent about protecting our community from wildfire. It has been my honor to fervently serve the needs of the Frisco community.

Council Member Elizabeth Skryzpczak-Adrian

Elizabeth J. Skrzypczak-Adrian

Title: Frisco Town Councilmember
Tel: 970-389-5304

Lived in Frisco Since: 1995

Career Information: Small business owner and commercial property owner at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters, Town of Frisco Seasonal Flower Attendant; Town of Frisco Historical Park and Museum; Town of Frisco Information Center

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: Special Education Partnership Committee, Make Frisco Art Collective, Women’s Prison Book Project, Voice Space Community Expression Event Host

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2022 - Present

Educational Background: A.A., Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO (2006); B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder (2011); B.A., English Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder (2011); M.A. Geocriticism Literary Theory, Prescott College (2021)


I have built my life in Frisco, and I am now creating a place for my children to grow up. As a local resident since 1995, I have enjoyed being a part of the collaborative group that makes up Frisco’s Town Council. Some of our current top issues include workforce housing, staffing shortages, childcare availability, and supporting small businesses and will need continued and thoughtful attention from people with longevity in the Frisco community. As a part of a thriving community, I feel a sense of  connectedness and that there is a place and a role for each person in our community. Frisco’s strong community is always evolving, but we are not immune from tough circumstances, instead we adapt and become stronger as we work together. Effective communities embrace conflict and diversity by working through differences of opinion and making space for civil discourse and the learning that occurs from appreciating multiple points of view. I have enjoyed applying myself in service to the Frisco community.

Councilmember Lisa Holenko

Lisa Holenko

Title: Frisco Town Councilmember
Tel: 973-452-3133

Lived in Frisco Since: 2012

Career Information: Owner, Next Page Books & Nosh (Current); Teacher High School English, Dover, NJ, (2003-2012), Ran home daycare for 6 years while pursuing teaching degree; Retail Work in New Jersey, (11 years)

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2022 - Present

Educational Background: B.A., English Literature and Teaching Certificate; William Paterson University


I have lived and worked in Frisco since 2012 and owning a small business for over seven years. I ran for Town Council because the Town of Frisco has given us so much, and I feel strongly about giving back to this community to show my appreciation and to be a part of bringing this tremendous town into the future, for visitors, but most importantly for the residents of Frisco. Since 2012, I have watched the growth and change in Frisco. As a business owner, I have benefited from the growth, but I have also suffered under the affordable housing crisis. My employees have had a tremendously difficult time finding homes, as so many other hard-working locals here have.  As a resident, I have felt the impact of thriving tourism, both positively and negatively, but it is my nature to embrace change and to work with others to create positive results. During my time as a high school English teacher, I learned to work on committees successfully by listening to co-workers, administrators, students, and parents to find solutions. I learned from all of the fore-mentioned, as I do from my staff, and will continue to listen and learn. As Council Member my focus has been on making sure the perspective of locals are taken into consideration, as we continue to navigate growth in Frisco. Tourism is incredibly important to our ability to live and work in Frisco, but locals and our small businesses are our lifeblood that make it all possible.

Councilmember Martin Allen

Martin Allen

Title: Frisco Town Councilmember
Tel: 970-315-2502

Lived in Frisco Since: 2006

Career Information: United States Army; Founding Partner Table 31 Imports (Importers & Drinkers of Fine Wine); Director of Hospitality Engineering at Keystone Resort

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: In Summit County & Colorado: 14 year and current Member of the Summit Country Rescue Group; Current State Coordinator with Colorado Search and Rescue Association (CSAR); Former Board Member of the Mountain Rescue Association (Rocky Mountain Region)

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: April 2024 - Present

Educational Background: B.A., Anthropology Texas A&M University


After leaving University in the 1990’s, I found my way to Summit County’ and it didn’t take long for me to realize that I wanted Frisco to be my home. I feel passionately about our natural environment and the unique character that makes Frisco the true jewel of Summit County. There continue to be many challenges facing our mountain town, including housing; sustainable growth, development, and infrastructure; and many more issues. I look forward to working with the Mayor, Town Council, Town staff, our business community, and local residents to help navigate these challenges. I am both honored and humbled to be of service to the community that has been so good to me.

Councilmember Dan Kibbie

Dan Kibbie

Tel: 970-393-3488

Lived in Frisco Since: 1988

Career Information: Land Surveying, Hospitality/Restaurant Management

Previous Participation in Town Boards or Committees: I am a proud former Town Councilmember in Frisco, returning for service. Past proud accomplishments include: Trail Systems Municipal Funding Improvement Initiatives for the Peninsula Recreation Area, and Frisco’s Backyard. I also pushed for the Town to retain the Mary Ruth workforce housing rental units for staff, the Public Works Facility’s building expansion and solar panel/power implementation.

Town Council Terms Served & Serving: 2014 - 2018; 2024 - Present

Educational Background: B.S., Forestry Management, University of Maine (1983)


I am returning to Town Council service after serving a term from 2014 to 2018.  I am originally from Manchester, Connecticut and have driven my motorcycle around South America twice. I also took a motorcycle trip to Denali, Alaska in 2013, worked as a raft guide for a summer, and happened to meet Mayor Hunter Mortensen on a shuttle bus ride in Alaska, discovering they lived on the same Frisco street that I did.