Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Board (MACH)

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The MACH Board is now accepting new applications for the 2023 MACH Grant cycle. Applications are due January 6, 2023. Creative Alliance (CRANE) Manitou Springs provided three information sessions in November 2022. To download a PDF of the presentation deck with useful links, please visit the 2022 MACH Grant Information (PDF). If you're planning a MACH-funded public art project for 2023, please contact CRANE for assistance no later than December 15.


The purpose of the MACH Board is to make recommendations to City Council on how to implement the MACH initiative, which increased the City's Use Tax Rate and Sales Tax Rate by 3/10ths of 1%. 66% of these funds will be allocated to a special fund for facility improvements and operations at the Carnegie Building, Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Miramont Castle, and Hiawatha Gardens. The remaining 34% of the proceeds will be distributed by the City Council through awards and grants to foster the arts, culture, and heritage within Manitou Springs.

Regular Meetings

The Board will have regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month, but may schedule additional meetings in advance. All agendas will be posted in City Hall and on our website no less than 24 hours in advance.

Meetings are open to the public. Please email the ADA Coordinator or call  719-685-2554 if you need special assistance attending a meeting.

Agendas & Minutes


Member Name Position Term Expiration
Neale Minche Chair 7/31/2024
Marcus Medina Board Member 7/31/2026
Nancy Wilson Board Member 7/31/2023
Ralph Routon Board Member 7/31/2025
Kinsey Watts Board Member 7/31/2025
Wren Almitra Board Member 7/31/2026
Jason Wells Alternate Member 7/31/2024
Michelle Whetherhult City Council Liaison n/a
Rebecca Davis Staff Liaison n/a

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.

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  1. MACH Board

  2. Rebecca Davis

    Finance Director