Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council

Current Board Members

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes cultural, historical and scientific activities in the city of Thornton. The vision of TASHCO is to capture the hearts and minds of Thornton citizens and enhance the quality of their lives through exposure and involvement in the arts, sciences, and humanities. 

The TASHCO Board of Directors is appointed by the Thornton City Council. Council may appoint up to 13 members to serve on the TASCHO Board for four-year terms. The Arts and Culture Division staff serve as a liaison to the TASHCO Board of Directors.

Each year TASHCO submits an annual grant request to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. These grant funds are used for various types of arts and culture programs and events throughout the city. TASHCO is currently using this funding to support Break a Leg Community Theater and Youth Workshops. TASHCO also uses a portion of the funds to support the Young Artists Festival.

TASHCO aims to establish dynamic partnerships and sponsorships making TASHCO a part of the city’s artistic infrastructure to identify Thornton as a strong arts community; support, celebrate, encourage, recognize, and present a variety of inspiring programs; and develop sound, consistent, and reliable funding sources.



Lisa Amidon

Roberta Ayala

Courtney Keyes

Deno Kalomas

Heather Kopas (Chairperson)

Kate Miya

Frank Newton

Stephanie Ortiz

Mary Payne

Cory Thompson

M Jill Thornburg

Kenneth Wilcox (Vice-Chairperson)

Mary Welsch







The 1¢ on $10 SCFD sales tax collected in the 7-county metro area provides supplemental support to more than 300 metro area cultural organizations.  

Serve on TASHCO
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