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 TASCHO Board for unlimited four-year terms. 

Arts & Culture staff serve as liaisons for TASHCO with Thornton City Council, city management and services, and provide year-round administrative, financial, and logistical 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 ongoing community outreach and activities through its Colorado Gives page or via the Donate buttons on this page.

Mission 

TASHCO is a 501(c)(3) 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. 

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

  • Deno Kalomas, Ward 2

  • Courtney Keyes (President), Ward 3 

  • Kate Miya, Ward 3

  • Nina Myers, Ward 4

  • Frank Newton, Ward 1

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Lauren Turner, Ward 4

  • Fabricio Velez, Ward 4

  • Niki Whiteman, Ward 1

  • One vacancy

  • Rebecca Bowman, Ex-officio; Anythink Libraries

 TASHCO Meetings

TASHCO board members meet monthly on the second Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about 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 sign up with Arts & Culture Supervisor Lisa Neeper at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov one week before the meeting. All information is subject to change.

​Date 

​Location 

​January 11
​Zoom - click here
Or call 1 301 715 8592; Webinar # 926 7601 7296; Participant # 133363
February 8
Zoom
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​March 8
​Zoom
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April 12
​Zoom
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​May 10
Zoom
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​June 14
​Zoom
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​July 12
Zoom
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​August 9
​Zoom
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​September 13
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​October 11
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​November 8
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​December 13
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 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.


TASHCO is proudly supported by:

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