Open Space Advisory Committee
With the passage in 1996 of two initiatives by Manitou Springs' voters authorizing the raising of funds to acquire open space, City Council subsequently passed a resolution which established the powers and duties of the Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC). One of the first duties of the committee was to develop the Manitou Springs Open Space Plan (PDF). The purpose of the plan was to help initiate the process of implementing an open space program and to:
- Develop criteria for selecting land in and around the city for designation as open space
- Develop priorities for acquiring land that meets the selected criteria
- Develop acquisition strategies for the selected lands
Regular Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month in City Council Chambers (606 Manitou Avenue) at 6:00 PM.
Please email ADA Coordinator Shelley Cobau if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You can also call 719-685-2605.
Committee Meeting Summary Agendas
Summary agendas are created by Staff in the days following a Public Hearing and are for informational purposes only. These summaries have not been reviewed or approved by the Committee. The intent of the summary agendas is to provide a snapshot of the Committee's activity during a given meeting. Formal minutes, once approved by the Committee, can be accessed using the Agendas and Minutes link above.
|Member Name||Position||Term Expiration|
|Che Freeman||Committee Member||03/31/2021|
|Sue Graham||Committee Member||03/31/2019|
|Gary Michels||Committee Member||03/31/2021|
|Shannon Solomon||Committee Member||03/31/2021|
|Anthony Maltese||Alternate Committee Member||03/31/2020|
|Becky Elder||City Council Liaison||N/A|
|Dylan Becker||Staff Liaison||N/A|
Apply for Membership
The Open Space Advisory Committee consists of seven regular members and up to three alternate members. Committee Members serve a three (3) year term. All members are intended to be representative of the various demographics of the City including backgrounds such as:
- Trail Building
- and more!
City Council appoints members to the Planning Commission. To apply for an appointment, send an Application for Board Membership (PDF), a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.