Thornton Arts, Sciences & Humanities Council (TASHCO)

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.

Origin

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 in subcommittees that meet separately and are created to support specific initiatives such as public art, history projects, and free events.

Arts & Culture staff serve as liaisons for TASHCO with Thornton City Council, city management and city services, and provide year-round administrative, financial, logistical and promotional support to TASHCO for Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) sponsored programs and projects, community outreach, public meetings, and subcommittees.

Funding

Staff submit annual SCFD Tier III grant requests and reports on behalf of TASHCO to the Adams County Cultural Council. Awarded funds are used to support community programs and projects including the  Thornton Arts Academy, OZ Gallery exhibits, Arts in the Park, and Day of the Day cultural celebration. TASHCO is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and accepts donations year-round to support its activities through Colorado Gives via the Donate button on this page.

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Board Members

  • Rebecca (Beckie) Bean, Ward 1 (President)
  • Gabriel Cervantes, Ward 1
  • Danielle (Dani} Dawes, Ward 2
  • Stacey Gessert, Ward 2
  • Jessica (Jessie) Myers, Ward 3 (Vice President)
  • Stephanie Ortiz, Ward 4
  • Mary Payne, Ward 3
  • Amanda Pedrianes, Ward 4
  • Christyle Russell, Ward 4
  • Sheena Skinner, Ward 1
  • Lauren Turner, Ward 4
  • Vacancies = 1

Monthly Meetings

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 Meetings 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 the Arts & Culture Supervisor at Lisa.Neeper@ThorntonCO.gov or 720-977-5882 by the Friday before the next meeting. 

Agendas, Minutes, Annual Reports, Bylaws, Policies and Master Plans

To access archived documents, please contact the City Clerk's Office.

Subcommittees

Please contact the individuals below for meeting schedules and related information.