The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) Board of Directors is appointed by Thornton City Council which may select up to 13 members to serve on the TASCHO Board for unlimited four-year terms. The Arts & Culture Division staff serve as a liaison to  the TASHCO Board of Directors, City Council and city management; providing administrative, financial and program support for 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. These grant funds are used for various types of arts and culture programs, and events throughout the city. 

In 2020, TASHCO will be using this funding to support Outside the Box: Traffic Box Murals, Acoustic Tuesdays and the annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration. 


The 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 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, Ward 2

  • Amanda Cadran, Ward 3

  • Deno Kalomas, Ward 2

  • Courtney Keyes (Vice-President), Ward 3 

  • Heather Kopas, Ward 3

  • Kate Miya, Ward 4

  • Nina Myers, Ward 4

  • Frank Newton, Ward 1

  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4

  • Mary Payne, Ward 3

  • Lauren Turner, Ward 4

 2020 TASHCO Meetings

TASHCO board members meet the second Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about public art initiatives, arts and culture classes/concerts, 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 two weeks before the meeting. Please note all information is subject to change.



​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
​May 11
Virtual Meeting
​June 8
​Virtual Zoom Meeting
​July 13
Virtual Meeting
​August 10 
​Virtual Meeting
Or call 669 900 6833 and enter meeting ID 944 1126 7252.   
​September 14
​Virtual Meeting
Meeting link will be posted a few days in advance
​October 12 
​Carpenter Recreation Center
11151 Colorado Boulevard 
Room - C
​November 9
​Trail Winds Recreation Center
13495 Holly Street 
Room - Aspen
​December 14
Fire Station #5
14051 Colorado Boulevard
Community Room​

 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 

Please click on the links below to access annual reports and City Council presentations. For access to archived presentations, 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: