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
Mary Payne
Cory Thompson
M Jill Thornburg
Kenneth Wilcox 
Mary Welsch (Chairperson)

 2019 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. 



​February 11
​City Hall Training Room
​March 11
Active Adult Center 
​April 8
​Active Adult Center
​May 13
​City Hall Training Room
​June 10
​City Hall Training Room 
​July 15
​City Hall Training Room
​August 12
​City Hall Training Room
​City Hall Training Room
​October 14
​City Hall Training Room
​November 18
​City Hall Training Room
​December 9
​City Hall Training Room


TASHCO is proudly supported by:


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