Governance

© Katherine Bell

© Katherine Bell

CCA Bylaws and Policies

  • Mission and Values (PDF)
  • Collaborative Stewardship of the Colorado Chautauqua: Guiding Principles for Place Management and Fiscal Sustainability (PDF)
  • Conflict of Interest Policy (January 23, 2017) (PDF)
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy (January 23, 2017) (PDF)
  • Articles of Incorporation (PDF)
  • Board of Directors Position Descriptions (January 23, 2017) (PDF)
  • Principles and Practices (PDF)
  • Bylaws (July 17, 2017) (PDF)
  • Collection Management Policy (PDF)
  • Financial Planning and Asset Management Policy (PDF)
  • Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF)
  • Colorado Chautauqua Association Strategic Plan (2015) (PDF)
  • Investment Management Policy (PDF)
  • Board of Directors Election Policy (February 24, 2018) (PDF)
  • Membership List Policy (February 24, 2018) (PDF)

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report (PDF)
2016 Annual Report (PDF)
2015 Annual Report (PDF)
2014 Annual Report (PDF)
2013 Annual Report (PDF)
2012 Annual Report (PDF)
2011 Annual Report (PDF)
2010 Annual Report (PDF)
2009 Annual Report (PDF)
2008 Annual Report (PDF)
990 Available Upon Request

Board of Directors

Cindy Schmidt, President
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Nan Anderson, Vice President
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Michelle Estrella, Treasurer
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Bill Briggs, Secretary
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Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom
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Anne Clemons
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Dan Corson
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Olivia Foulkrod
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Mike Franson
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Tom Galey
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Bob Morehouse
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Lisa Morzel
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Julie Rogers
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Margaret Ryder
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Star Waring
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Board Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, July 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m., Grand Assembly Hall, Chautauqua Community House – Annual Meeting of the Members
  • Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Rocky Mountain Climbers Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting*
  • Monday, August 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Rocky Mountain Climbers Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting *
  • Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Rocky Mountain Climbers Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Rocky Mountain Climbers Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, December 17, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Rocky Mountain Climbers Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting**

**Subject to cancellation pending approval of Budget in November. Bylaws require eight BOD meetings per calendar year. This schedule includes eight PLUS the optional December date.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas

Agendas are published 7 days prior to meeting

  • Monday, July 23, 2018, Annual Meeting of the Members Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Minutes

  • Monday, April 23, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, January 22, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, November 13, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, September 25, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, August 28, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, July 17, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, June 12, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, March 13, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, January 23, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)

2018 Annual Election of the Colorado Chautauqua Board of Directors

Dear friend and member of the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA),

During this 120th anniversary year of the Colorado Chautauqua, I want to thank you for your support of this National Historic Landmark’s educational, cultural, recreational and social activities. We value each member and are grateful for your contribution and participation in the life of this iconic place.

It’s that time of year when we begin the process of electing members to the CCA Board of Directors. As a non-profit organization, we rely on an elected and appointed 15-member Board of Directors to set the policy for our organization. The role of director is rewarding and ever-interesting as a wide variety of topics and decisions inevitably arise.

Should you be interested in running for an opening on the CCA Board of Directors, the application can be found online here. There are three openings this year. I encourage you to run if you are interested, and please vote in the election. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Desired qualifications include that new board members:

– Add diversity to the board
– Are able to advocate on behalf of the Colorado Chautauqua Association
– Offer connections to diverse segments of our community
– Have non-profit board experience and relevant, substantive expertise
– Are familiar with and committed to historic preservation
– Are willing to participate actively on the board, including board committees
– Bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to the board
– Are committed to diverse programming
– Are respected members of the Boulder community
– Are willing to participate in fundraising activities
– This year, we have particular need for new board members with financial experience

Please join us at the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Chautauqua Association on Monday, July 23rd at 4:30 p.m. New board members will be announced, current projects and future plans will be discussed, and all present can comment and ask questions of the board.

Please vote for your CCA board members when the online election opens July 5. The right to assert your voice through your vote is the most important benefit of CCA membership. Our bylaws require that 10% of our members vote to achieve a quorum. Every vote counts! Even if you do not know the applicants personally, you will be able to tell a lot about their qualifications from their applications and a candidate forum is scheduled for July 5th at 5:30 p.m.

Your CCA Board of Directors appreciates your interest in the institution’s governance and looks forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting and at the program offerings this summer. Be sure to celebrate Chautauqua’s 120th year with us at an old-fashioned band concert on the Green on July 4th. See you then!

Best wishes for a lovely summer season,

Cindy Schmidt
President, CCA Board of Directors

Interested in serving on the CCA Board of Directors?

There will be three openings on the 15-person Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning September 1, 2018. CCA members interested in seeking election to the CCA Board this summer must complete and submit electronically the CCA Board of Directors Candidate Application for receipt no later than 5:00 p.m. MDT on Monday, June 25th in order to be included on the 2018 ballot.

View 2018 CCA Board of Directors Candidate Application here.

The candidate applications will be attached to the online ballot and included in information mailed to those members who vote by paper ballot. If there are more than three candidates for the three open seats, a candidate forum will be held on July 5, 2018.

Please review the CCA Bylaws and position descriptions for the Board, individual Board members, Board officers and committees. Please also see above approved minutes of past Board meetings, past annual reports and other information online.

2018 Election Schedule: (all times are MDT)

  • Monday, June 25, 5:00 p.m. – Deadline for receipt of BOD Candidate Applications.
  • Tuesday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. – Deadline for receipt of requests for paper ballot.
  • Thursday, July 5. – Deadline for members who wish to vote in 2018 election to join or renew their membership. Election opens online at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 23, 2:00 p.m. – Online election closes. Mailed and hand delivered ballots must be received by this time.
  • Monday, July 23, 4:30 p.m. – Election results announced at Annual Meeting.

Click here to read the CCA Election Policy, approved in February 2018.