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. 


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 in subcommittees that meet separately and are created to support specific initiatives such as public art, community events, and history projectsArts & Culture staff serve as liaisons for TASHCO with Thornton City Council, city management and city services, and provide year-round administrative, financial, logistical and promotional support for TASHCO and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) sponsored projects, events, community outreach, and public meetings.


Staff submit annual SCFD Tier III grant requests and reports on behalf of TASHCO to the Adams County Cultural Council. Awarded funds are used to support various types of community programs and projects including Outside the Box: Traffic Box Murals, Thornton Arts Academy, Arts in the Park and Day of the Dead cultural celebration. TASHCO is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and accepts donations year-round to support its activities through Colorado Gives via the Donate buttons on this page.

TASHCO is proudly supported by:

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Board Members

  • John Alge, Ward 2

  • Rebecca Bean, Ward 1

  • Nora Brandon, Ward 3

  • Courtney Keyes, Ward 3

  • Jessica (Jessie) Myers, Ward 3

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Christyle Russell, Ward 4

  • Lauren Turner (Vice President), Ward 4

  • Vacancies = 4

Monthly Meetings

TASHCO board members meet on the second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about Thornton arts and culture programs, community events, and public art projects. For meeting dates, Zoom links and/or locations, please visit the city's Community Calendar.

If you would like to be added to the Audience Participation portion of the meeting agenda to speak on any subject pertaining to the board, please contact the Arts & Culture Supervisor at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov or 720-977-5882 by the Friday before the next meeting. All information is subject to change.

Agendas, Minutes, Annual Reports, Bylaws, Policies and Master Plans

To access archived documents, please contact the City Clerk's Office or feel free to conduct an online open records search.


Please contact the staff member below for meeting schedules and related information.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5882

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS: Erica.Schmitt@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5881

TASHCO Application