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County Cultural Councils

What they do

Each SCFD partner county has a county cultural council made up of volunteers who live in that county and are appointed by the county’s board of county commissioners or city council. These councils make funding recommendations for how each county should allocate its annual SCFD funding. Council members review grant applications from organizations, evaluate those applications, and provide their decisions to the board of county commissioners or city council for review and approval. 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 for all organizations. All county cultural council meetings are open to the public and organizations interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to attend and learn more about the council in their county.

Get links to each county’s guidelines and other resources to help you apply. All counties provide evaluation criteria for organizations that apply. They provide helpful questions for organizations as they prepare their applications.

Members and Contacts

Adams County Cultural Council

Members:

Joyce Downing, Chair
Emily Burr
Edward Hanson
Megan Hartline
Ericka Hernandez
Jeff Lapin
Jesse Martinez
Carol M. Norberg

For more information, contact:

Adams County Staff Liaison: Zoe Ocampo
303-637-8028
ZOcampo@adcogov.org

SCFD Staff Liaison: Dana Manyothane, Program Officer
dana@scfd.org

Arapahoe County Cultural Council

Members:

Trina Campbell, Chair
Marilyn Cross, Vice Chair
Kelley Wardrope, Secretary
Carolyn Moershel, Assistant Secretary
Ashley Bassim
Kira Broer
Peter Faris
Idris Keith
Megan Kennedy
Katherine McMurray
George Peck
Catherine Pomeroy

Currently seeking 1 representative:

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For more information, contact:

Arapahoe County Staff Liaison: Nicole Russ
nruss@arapahoegov.com

SCFD Staff Liaison: Heather Porter, Program Officer
heather@scfd.org

Boulder County Cultural Council

Members:

Aleta Sherman, Chair
Maria Astudillo
Zac Barr
Mark Bresnan
Kelly DeBie
De La Vaca
Jackie Hobbins
Lawrence Kaptein

For more information, contact:

Boulder County Staff Liaison: Carol Garnand
303-441-3500
cgarnand@bouldercounty.org

SCFD Staff Liaison: Kendal Zimmermann, Program Officer
kendal@scfd.org

 

Broomfield County Cultural Council
Members:

Kenny Nguyen, Chair
Jasleen Batra
Min Cho
Pascale Fried
Julie Fuller
Jeanne McFarland-McDonald
Melodee Rodriguez
Sara Skerpan

For more information, contact:

City and County of Broomfield Staff Liaison: Cheryl German
303-464-5829
cgerman@broomfield.org

SCFD Staff Liaison: Dana Manyothane, Program Officer
dana@scfd.org

Denver County Cultural Council

Members:

Leah Horn, Chair
Rick Acosta
Beau Augustin
M’Lissa Baker
Sarabeth Berk
Jenna Crafton
Rochelle Johnson
Derek Medina
Jose Rosales
Sandra Sharp
Amy Tancig-Andrle

For more information, contact:

City and County of Denver Staff Liaison: Tariana Navas-Nieves
720-865-5552
Tariana.Navas@denvergov.org

SCFD Staff Liaison: Dana Manyothane, Program Officer
dana@scfd.org

Douglas County Cultural Council

Members:

James Smith, Chair
Alexandra Harden, Vice Chair
Cheryl Meyers-Saffold, Secretary
Ada Anderson
Christianne Blevins
Mary Ann Evans
Anthony Sievert

Currently seeking 2 representatives:

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Click here for a district map.

For more information, contact:

Douglas County Staff Liaison: Kimberly Smith
303-660-7347
ksmith@douglas.co.us

SCFD Staff Liaison: Heather Porter, Program Officer
heather@scfd.org

Jefferson County Cultural Council

Members:

David Dadone, Chair
Desiree Campbell
Lisa M.W. Eldred
Andrea Gelfuso Goetz
Iris Gregg
Ron Isaacson
Dave Rein
Jennifer Shannon

For more information, contact:

Jefferson County Staff Liaison: Diane Keathley
303-271-8174
dkeathle@co.jefferson.co.us

SCFD Staff Liaison: Kendal Zimmermann, Program Officer
kendal@scfd.org