Please note, as of November 24, masks are required for all visitors attending or participating in activities held in city facilities unless there is proof that 95% are vaccinated. This mandate was issued by the Tri-County Health Department and remains in effect until 1/3/22. All information is subject to change.


 About TASHCO

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Board of Directors has existed since 1991, and is appointed by Thornton City Council which may select five to 13 members to serve on the TASHCO Board for unlimited four-year terms. Members may also participate on subcommittees that meet separately and are created to support specific initiatives such as public art, community events, and the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum.

Arts & Culture staff serve as liaisons for TASHCO with Thornton City Council, city management and city services, and provide year-round administrative, financial and logistical support for TASHCO-sponsored public art projects, community events, historical programs, and scheduled public meetings.

With staff support, TASHCO submits annual Tier III grant requests to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. Awarded funds are used to support various types of community programs and events citywide including the popular Outside the Box: Traffic Box Mural project, Thornton Arts Academy, and annual Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) cultural celebration. 

TASHCO, a registered nonprofit organization, accepts donations year-round to support activities through its Colorado Gives page or via the Donate buttons on this page.

Mission 

TASHCO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes cultural, historical and scientific activities in the City of Thornton. 

Vision 

To capture the hearts and minds of Thornton residents and enhance the quality of their lives through exposure and involvement in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 


TASHCO Subcommittees: Please contact the staff member listed below for meeting schedules and related information.

ARTS IN THE PARK/DAY OF THE DEAD: Lisa Neeper, Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5882

KEN FREIBERG FIRE MUSEUM: Alisa Zimmerman, Alisa.Zimmerman@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5888

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS: Jesse Jimenez, Jesse.Jimenez@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5881

Additional Information

2008 - 2012 Master Plan 

2017 Master Plan 

TASHCO Bylaws 

TASHCO Policies 

TASHCO is proudly supported by:

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 Current Board Members

  • Lisa Amidon, Ward 1

  • Roberta Ayala (Vice-President), Ward 2

  • Octavia Cordova, Ward 3

  • Courtney Keyes (Interim Secretary), Ward 3 

  • Lynn Lathrop, Ward 2

  • Kate Miya, Ward 3

  • Frank Newton, Ward 1

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Christyle Russell, Ward 4

  • Lauren Turner (President), Ward 4

  • Fabricio Velez, Ward 4

  • Vacancy

  • Vacant, Ex-officio; Anythink Libraries

 TASHCO Meetings

TASHCO board members meet monthly on the second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about Thornton public art projects, arts and culture programs, and community events. If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please contact Arts & Culture Supervisor Lisa Neeper at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov or 720-977-5882 by the Friday before the next meeting. All information is subject to change.

​Date 

​Location 

​January 11
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 926 7601 7296
February 8
Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 969 589 21581
​March 8
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 972 627 83668
April 12
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018 
​May 10
Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018 
​June 14
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018
​July 12
Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018
​August 9
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018
​September 13
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 851 7760 5018
​October 11
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 838 2166 2618 
​November 8
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 845 8751 8362
​December 13
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 

 Meeting Minutes & Agendas 

To access archived minutes, ordinances, policies, etc., please contact the City Clerk's Office or feel free to conduct an online open records search by clicking here.

 Annual Reports to Council

To access TASHCO reports presented to City Council, please contact the City Clerk's Office of feel free to conduct an online open records search by clicking here.