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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.  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

Arapahoe County Cultural Council


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

Currently seeking 1 representative:

Click here to learn more and apply.

For more information, contact:

Arapahoe County Staff Liaison: Daniela Villarreal

SCFD Staff Liaison: Tim Murphy, Program Officer


Broomfield County Cultural Council

Kenny Nguyen, Chair
Min Cho
David Feineman
Christopher Floyd
Julie Fuller
Madelynn Karimi
Sara Skerpan
Barry Snyder

For more information, contact:

City and County of Broomfield Staff Liaison: Cheryl German

SCFD Staff Liaison: Dana Manyothane, Program Officer


Denver County Cultural Council
Jefferson County Cultural Council


Ron Isaacson, Chair
Richard Chamberlain
Andrea Gelfuso Goetz
Iris Gregg
Dave Rein
Dylan Scholinski
Jessica Schwartz
Jennifer Shannon
Ruth Wilson

For more information, contact:

Jefferson County Staff Liaison: April Glenn

SCFD Staff Liaison: Kendal Zimmermann, Program Officer