Manitou Springs ClockThe Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2004 as a self-taxing entity whose assessment funds help Manitou improve the cleanliness, safety, and marketability of the Downtown Historic District.

The BID's Clean Streets program inspires many visitors to remark that Manitou Springs has the cleanest streets and sidewalks in all of Colorado. Much of the thanks goes to Robert "Hawk" Taylor, our quintessential Manitoid, whose job it is to keep our downtown sidewalks clean and, in the winter months, cleared of snow and ice.

The BID also sponsors many events, initiatives, and promotions that have brought added revenue and national visibility to our historic little city. From holiday decorations to the Carnivale parade, from the school art-banner program to a downtown map (1Mb pdf) listing every business in the downtown, the BID helps make Manitou Springs a great place to shop, eat, and play.


Board Members

Vic Almen (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Jessie Cormany (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Chuck Englund (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Bud Ford, Secretary (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Tim Haas (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Clint Hensley, President Term expires May 2012
Jack Johns, Treasurer Term expires May 2012

City Council Liaison: Jay Rohrer



BID meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month except during the three high-season months (June/July/August). The meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers of our City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. Please email the City Clerk if you need special assistance attending a meeting; you can also call 719-685-2554.

Date Agenda (pdf) Minutes (pdf)
05/28/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/30/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/23/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
03/26/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
02/26/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
02/05/2015 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
12/12/2014 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/20/2014 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
01/30/2014 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
12/15/2011 Regular Meeting    
11/17/2011 Regular Meeting    
10/20/2011 Regular Meeting    
09/15/2011 Regular Meeting    
05/19/2011 Regular Meeting Agenda  
04/21/2011 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
03/17/2011 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
02/17/2011 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
01/20/2011 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes

Note: Minutes are not posted until approved in a subsequent regular meeting. Documents are PDFs unless indicated.