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

Regular Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month in City Council Chambers (606 Manitou Avenue) at 6:00 PM.

Virtual Meetings are held via Zoom Video Conference and may be attended using the link at the top of the page.

Please email the ADA Coordinator  if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You may also call 719-685-2554.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Member Name Position Term Expiration
Shannon Solomon Chair 03/31/2025
Tim Beeson Vice Chair 03/31/2025
Judy Carnick Committee Member 03/31/2026
Sheryl Cline Committee Member 03/31/2026
Anthony "TJ" Maltese Committee Member 03/31/2025
Andrea Sutela Committee Member 03/31/2024
Nancy Wilson Committee Member 03/31/2026
Steve Bremner  Alternate Member 03/31/2026
Jeff Hinshaw Alternate Member 03/31/2025
Robin Kovats Alternate Member 03/31/2025
Judith Chandler City Council Liaison N/A
John Stark Staff Liaison - Parks and Recreation Director N/A
Roy Chaney Staff Liaison - Deputy City Administrator 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 four (4) year term. All members are intended to be representative of the various demographics of the City including backgrounds such as:

  • Preservation/Conservation
  • Trail Building
  • Geography/Geology
  • Outdoors/Recreation
  • and more!

City Council appoints members to the Planning Commission. To apply for an appointment, send an Application for Board Membership, a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.

Plans and Reports

Parks & Trails Map

Parks and Trails Map (PDF)