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Tier III - County Cultural Councils

The seven county cultural councils are made up of volunteer appointees who manage the SCFD Tier III grant application process for their respective counties. Council members should adhere to the concepts of stewardship of public funds and seek to create a fair, ethical, respectful, open and objective evaluation process through which these public funds are distributed. Councils make funding recommendations to the county commissioners or city councils in their respective counties as to how SCFD Tier III funds should be allocated. Download a brief description. Their central activities may include:

  • Develop and revise county grant guidelines, criteria and assessment protocol.
  • Review grant applications and report forms and interview applicants for funding.
  • Develop funding recommendations to submit to the county commissioners or city council.
  • Refer eligibility and district policy questions to the SCFD office.
  • Participate in District-wide Grant Workshops to explain the application process and county guidelines to eligible applicants.
  • Evaluate the grant making process and council procedures and implement improvements.

All county cultural council meetings are open to the public.

If you are a cultural council member, please click here to login to the Grant Application Review portal.

Adams County Cultural Council

Joyce Downing, Chair
Susan Beyda
Beverly Bishop
Clarence Colburn
Carol M. Norberg
Wilma Rose
Joseph Sanchez           

For more information, contact:
Gabriel Rod


County Manager's Office

4430 S. Adams County Parkway,
Brighton, CO 80601

Arapahoe County Cultural Council

Nancy Lindsey, Chair
Kirk Bateman
Barbara Duff
Peter Faris
Brenda Rolling
Julie Patterson
Sharon Rouse
Douglas Rudig
Jeannette Shea
Onkarpreet Singh
Katherine McMurray
Debra Wilcox                


For more information, contact:
Kristy Garnica
Arapahoe County
Community Resources Department
1690 W. Littleton Boulevard, Suite 300
Littleton, CO 80120 


Boulder County Cultural Council

Ann Obenchain, Chair
Susan Connelly
Lawrence Kaptein
Travis LaBerge
Charlotte LaSasso
Ryan Reeves
ML Robles
Aleta Sherman
Adrianne Tracy               

For more information, contact:
Katie Arrington
Boulder County Courthouse
Commissioners Office, 3rd Floor
1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder County Cultural Council 

Broomfield County Cultural Council

Deven Shaff, Chair
Suzanne Carroll
Suzanne Crawford
Adam Evearitt
Pascale Fried
Melissa Islam
Melanie Mulhall
Kim Kennedy White       

For more information, contact: 
Karen Gerrity 

Cultural Affairs Division 
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
Broomfield County Cultural Council

Denver County Cultural Council

Don Eberle, Chair
Jayne Buck
Will Chan
Steve Chavez
Sarabeth Berk
Lee Gash-Maxey
Leah Horn
Beau Augustin
Rick Acosta
Jasmine Crane
Mariana Esteves             

For more information, contact:
Tariana Navas-Nieves
Arts and Venues Denver
144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202

Douglas County Cultural Council

Nili Benson, Chair
Debbie Lewis
Mary Ann Evans
Jack Christensen
Betty Coll
Heidi Bowman
Krista Simonson
Ada Anderson
Paul Coughlin                      

For more information, contact:
Kimberly Smith
Douglas County Administration Building
100 3rd Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Douglas County SCFD Boundaries Map

Jefferson County Cultural Council

Janice O'Grady, Chair
John Bunting
Diane Klopfenstein
Paula Menten
Mary Sharon Wells        
Diane O'Grady  
Barb Moritzky

For more information, contact:
Tracy Emerson



Jefferson County Clerk to the Board 

100 Jefferson County Parkway,
Suite 2530
Golden, CO 80419-2560