Open Space Advisory Committee

[Web Meeting Link]

Passcode: 350237

NOTE: OSAC's Sep. 25 meeting will be held at the Manitou Art Center.

  1. Gillian Rossi

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Roy Chaney

    Deputy City Administrator / Public Services Director


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

OSAC meets every month, on the fourth Monday at 6:00 p.m. The board meets over ZOOM and uploads their meeting recordings to YouTube afterwards.

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
Tim Beeson Chair
Nancy Wilson Vice Chair
Judy Carnick Committee Member
Sheryl Cline Committee Member
Robin Kovats Committee Member
Anthony "TJ" Maltese Committee Member
Andrea Sutela Committee Member
Steve Bremner  Alternate Member
(vacant) Alternate Member
(vacant) Alternate Member
Judith Chandler City Council Liaison
Gillian Rossi Staff Liaison - Parks and Recreation Director
Roy Chaney Staff Liaison - Deputy City Administrator / Public Services Director

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)