Cultural and Scientific Commission

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The Commission serves as an advisory and support group for the Town of Parker Cultural Department. The Commission's mission is to foster, implement and participate in providing opportunities for the cultural and scientific experiences for the community of Parker. Members also advise on cultural planning for the Town and make recommendations regarding cultural and scientific issues relevant to Parker citizens. Members are appointed by the Town Council and serve for a period of one or two years.

2018 Commissioners
Diane Roth – Commission Chair; Chair Honey Festival
Mike Edwards – Commission Vice Chair, Co-Chair Adult Lecture Series Committee
Elizabeth Lamonia – Commission Secretary; Chair, Public Art Committee and Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee
Judy Bazile – Chair Historical Committee
Kelly Gibson – Co-Chair, Programming Committee
Katie Kendrick – Co-Chair, Adult Lecture Series
Lance Martin – Chair, Finance Committee; Co-Chair, Programming Committee
Justin Raynor – Adult Lecture Committee
Jeanne Ring – Honey Festival Committee
Susan Willis – Honey Festival Committee, Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee       

Commission Meetings
The Commission meets at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November. Agendas are posted at Town Hall approximately one week prior to each meetings.

Commission Documents
Click here for brief bios of the current Commissioners.
Click here to read about the mission of each Cultural Commission committee.
Click here for the Cultural Department 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.
Click here for the latest meeting minutes.

Programs Supported by the Commission
Commissioners provide valuable volunteer support for the following Parker Arts programs.
Click here to learn more about the Adult Lecture Series
Click here to learn more about the annual Honey Festival.
For more information, to apply, or to contact Commission members, please email.

Call for Commissioners - Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission

The Town of Parker has openings on the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission. The Commission serves as an advisory body to Town Council and works with Parker Arts to foster, implement and participate in opportunities for cultural and scientific experiences for the community of Parker.

The Commission is an active and engaged group that is deeply committed to the vision that Parker Arts will be fundamental to Parker’s identity as a vibrant community. Members draw on their diverse skills, experiences and interests in arts, science, history and culture to support Parker Arts’ mission.  Members serve on committees to facilitate public input, foster partnerships, and help implement programs.  

Commissioners will be appointed by the Town Council to serve two-year terms beginning January 2019.  The Commission meets every other month on the third Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the PACE Center and Commission members must attend at least four meetings annually. They also must abide by a conflict of interest policy which prohibits members from pursuing employment or paid contracting with Parker Arts.

To apply, please send an email detailing the reasons you believe you should be selected as a Commissioner to Elaine Mariner at emariner@parkeronline.org. You must include a resume or detailed bio. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018. Select applicants will be asked to attend in-person interviews on December 4 or 5, 2018.

About Parker Arts
The mission of Parker Arts, the Town’s Cultural Department, is to enhance local economic vitality and quality of life by offering unique gathering spaces and providing access to a wide variety of high-quality performances, exhibits, and educational programs in arts, culture, history and science. Parker Arts is responsible for the following Town-owned venues and programs: The PACE Center, The Schoolhouse, Ruth Memorial Chapel, Discovery Park Amphitheater, and Art in Public Places. For more information please visit www.parkerarts.org.

Historical Committee Mission Statement

The Historical Committee of the Cultural and Scientific Commission seeks to preserve, protect and make accessible the history and heritage of the Parker area.  It endeavors to foster collaboration among existing entities, including Douglas County Libraries and the Parker Area Historical Society, promote digitization of historical information, and develop community interest in area history.   Areas of focus include written and oral history as well as archeological artifacts and buildings.  Furthermore, the committee supports and encourages historical education, events and the centralization of information to be made freely available to the citizens of Parker.