Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (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 citizens and enhance the quality of their lives through exposure and involvement in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 

The TASHCO Board of Directors is appointed by the Thornton City Council. Council may appoint up to 13 members to serve on the TASCHO Board for four-year terms. The Arts and Culture Division staff serve as a liaison to the TASHCO Board of Directors.

Each year TASHCO submits an annual grant request to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. These grant funds are used for various types of arts and culture programs and events throughout the city. TASHCO is currently using this funding to support Break a Leg Community Theater and Youth Workshops. TASHCO also uses a portion of the funds to support the Young Artists Festival.

TASHCO aims to establish dynamic partnerships and sponsorships making TASHCO a part of the city’s artistic infrastructure to identify Thornton as a strong arts community; support, celebrate, encourage, recognize, and present a variety of inspiring programs; and develop sound, consistent, and reliable funding sources.

Current Board Members

Lisa Amidon
Roberta Ayala
Courtney Keyes (Vice Chairperson) 
Deno Kalomas
Heather Kopas 
Kate Miya
Frank Newton
Stephanie Ortiz
Sharon Ortiz 
Mary Payne
Cory Thompson
M Jill Thornburg
Mary Welsch (Chairperson)


 2020 TASHCO Meetings

TASHCO board members meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives 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 Bonnie Allen, Executive Assistant, before the beginning of the meeting. 

​Date 

​Location 

​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
​Fire Station #5
14051 Colorado Boulevard
Community Room
​May 11
​City Hall
9500 Civic Center Drive 
Training Room
​June 8
​Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Boulevard
Room - C
​July 13
​Trail Winds Recreation Center
13495 Holly Street
Room - Aspen
​August 10 
​Fire Station #5
14051 Colorado Boulevard
Community Room
​September 14
​City Hall
9500 Civic Center Drive  
Training Room
​October 12
​Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Boulevard 
Room - C
​Novmber 9
​Trail Winds Recreation Center
13495 Holly Street 
Room - Aspen
​December 14
Fire Station #5
14051 Colorado Boulevard
Community Room​

 



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