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 initiatives, 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, Arts in the Park and annual Day of the Dead 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.
TASHCO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes cultural, historical and scientific activities in the City of Thornton.
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 below for meeting schedules and related information.
ARTS IN THE PARK/DAY OF THE DEAD EVENTS: Lisa Neeper, Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5882
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS/COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Hannah Leathers, Hannah.Leathers@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5881
KEN FREIBERG FIRE MUSEUM: Alisa Zimmerman, Alisa.Zimmerman@ThorntonCO.gov, 720-977-5888
2008 - 2012 Master Plan
2017 Master Plan
TASHCO is proudly supported by:
Current Board Members
John Alge, Ward 2
Lisa Amidon, Ward 1
Roberta Ayala (President), Ward 2
Courtney Keyes, Ward 3
Samantha Luber, Ward 2
Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4
Mary Payne, Ward 3
Christyle Russell, Ward 4
Lauren Turner (Vice President), Ward 4
Ex-officio, Anythink Libraries
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 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.
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 or feel free to conduct an online open records search by clicking here.