Open Space Advisory Committee

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Overview

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.

Please email ADA Coordinator Shelley Cobau if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You can also call 719-685-2605.

Agendas & Minutes

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

Committee Meeting Summary Agendas

Summary agendas are created by Staff in the days following a Public Hearing and are for informational purposes only. These summaries have not been reviewed or approved by the Committee. The intent of the summary agendas is to provide a snapshot of the Committee's activity during a given meeting. Formal minutes, once approved by the Committee, can be accessed using the Agendas and Minutes link above.

OSAC Summary Agendas

Please read the statement regarding these summaries above. Click to view.

Members

Committee Vacancies: 1 Regular Member, 2 Alternate Members
Member Name Position Term Expiration
Michael Maio Chair 03/31/2021
Nancy Wilson Vice-Chair 03/31/2022
Sheryl Cline Secretary 03/31/2019
Sue Graham Committee Member 03/31/2019
Gary Michels Committee Member 03/31/2021
Shannon Solomon Committee Member 03/31/2021
Anthony Maltese Alternate Committee Member 03/31/2020
Becky Elder City Council Liaison N/A
Dylan Becker Staff Liaison 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 three (3) 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 (PDF), 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)