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:
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.
|Member Name||Position||Term Expiration|
|Gary Michels||Committee Member||03/31/2021|
|Shannon Solomon||Committee Member||03/31/2025|
|Anthony Maltese||Committee Member||03/31/2022|
|Amanda Taylor||Committee Member||03/31/2025|
|Tim Beeson||Committee Member||03/31/2025|
|Judith Chandler||City Council Liaison||N/A|
|Dylan Becker||Staff Liaison||N/A|
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:
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.