The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Board of Directors is appointed by Thornton City Council which may select up to 13 members to serve on the TASCHO Board for unlimited four-year terms. The Arts & Culture Division staff serves as a liaison for the TASHCO Board of Directors with City Council and city management, and provides administrative, financial, and program support for TASHCO-sponsored public art projects and community events.

Each year, TASHCO submits an annual grant request to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. Awarded grant funds are used to support various types of community programs and events throughout the city including the popular Outside the Box: Traffic Box Mural project and annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration. TASHCO also accepts donations year-round to support community outreach and activities through its Colorado Gives page.


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


The vision of TASHCO is 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. 

Additional Information

2008 - 2012 Master Plan 

2017 Master Plan 

TASHCO Bylaws 

TASHCO Policies 

 Current Board Members

  • Lisa Amidon, Ward 1

  • Roberta Ayala (Vice-President), Ward 2

  • Amanda Cadran, Ward 3

  • Deno Kalomas, Ward 2

  • Courtney Keyes (President), Ward 3 

  • Kate Miya, Ward 4

  • Nina Myers, Ward 4

  • Frank Newton, Ward 1

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Lauren Turner, Ward 4

  • Rebecca Bowman, Ex-officio; Anythink Libraries

 2020 TASHCO Meetings

TASHCO board members meet the second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, 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 sign up with Arts & Culture Supervisor Lisa Neeper at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov two weeks before the meeting. All information is subject to change.



​January 13
​City Hall
9500 Civic Center Drive
Training Room
February 10
Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Boulevard
Room - C 
​March 9
​Trail Winds Recreation Center
13495 Holly Street
Room - Aspen
April 13
​May 11
Virtual Meeting
​June 8
​Virtual Zoom Meeting
​July 13
Virtual Meeting
​August 10 
​Virtual Meeting   
​September 14
​Virtual Meeting
​October 12 
​Virtual Meeting
Via Zoom or call 1 929 205 6099; enter meeting ID 992 9681 1438
​November 9
​Virtual Meeting
​December 14
Virtual Meeting

 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 

Please click on the links below to access annual reports and City Council presentations. For access to archived presentations, please contact the City Clerk's Office of feel free to conduct an online open records search by clicking here

TASHCO is proudly supported by:

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