Open Space Advisory Committee
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 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|
|Tim Beeson||Vice Chair||03/31/2025|
|Judy Carnick||Committee Member||03/31/2026|
|Sheryl Cline||Committee Member||03/31/2026|
|Anthony "TJ" Maltese||Committee Member||03/31/2025|
|Andrea Sutela||Committee Member||03/31/2024|
|Nancy Wilson||Committee Member||03/31/2026|
|Steve Bremner||Alternate Member||03/31/2026|
|Jeff Hinshaw||Alternate Member||03/31/2025|
|Robin Kovats||Alternate Member||03/31/2025|
|Judith Chandler||City Council Liaison||N/A|
|Seth Tyler||Staff Liaison - Parks Manager||N/A|
|John Stark||Staff Liaison - Parks and Recreation Director||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 four (4) year term. All members are intended to be representative of the various demographics of the City including backgrounds such as:
- Trail Building
- 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.