Colorado Chautauqua Governance

© Katherine Bell

© Katherine Bell

Board of Directors

Congratulations, NEW CCA Board Members!

Taking office immediately –

Trudy Turvey

Trudy Turvey has lived in Colorado since 1981.  She grew up in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and attended college at the UW-Madison, where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physical Therapy.  She taught at the College of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, practiced in Santa Barbara and landed in Boulder to oversee the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Boulder Community Hospital.  After 18 years, she left the hospital to open her own rehab clinic, called HealthLinks, to offer specialized services for individuals who were undergoing treatment for cancer.  While there, she founded the HealthLinks Foundation to support treatment for those whose insurance did not cover services.  She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the CU Art Museum, is a docent at the Dairy Center for the Arts, and loves all things Art!

Taking office September 1, 2020 –

Polly Fields

Polly Fields has been working in philanthropy for more than 20 years in a number of fields: global health, education, technology, and the arts. She has held leadership positions in the private and nonprofit sectors, and also serves as a Trustee for her family’s foundation. Polly has devoted her personal and professional life to protecting human rights for local and global communities around the world.

Most recently, Polly was Head of Social Impact at Dropbox and launched the Dropbox Foundation prior to the company going public in 2018. In addition to developing the company’s human rights portfolio, she spearheaded employee giving, created community engagement partnerships, and supported Dropbox’s first sustainability efforts. Prior to Dropbox, Polly spent 8 years in public affairs and government affairs roles at Gilead Sciences, a company known for its HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis treatments. She focused on expanding Gilead’s treatment access efforts in the developing world, the Gilead Foundation, and health policy initiatives, working in close collaboration with U.S. and international policymakers, multilateral donor organizations, academic institutions, clinicians, and NGOs. Polly was also the first Chief of Staff for President Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Initiative, working in Africa and the Caribbean to partner with country governments to develop and implement national HIV/AIDS care and treatment plans. 

Polly earned her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She currently serves on the Board of WITNESS, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. She has served on the Board of Visitors at Wake Forest University and the Board of Orphans of Rwanda. She is involved with the Maranyundo School in Rwanda, Partners In Health, Children’s Day School, and the DO School. Polly lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons, and recently became the PTO Secretary at Flatirons Elementary School.

Brett Shelton

Brett Lee Shelton is a native of South Dakota, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and a graduate of Elizabeth High School in Colorado. His college education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Kansas at Lawrence Kansas, where he focused in decision theory applications in environmental and business decisions, and a law degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto California. In 2013 he started his third term of employment at the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, where he is now a Senior Staff Attorney. Previously he served there as a Research Attorney immediately after completing law school, and as a summer law clerk while still at Stanford. His career has included extensive experience helping nonprofits and Native American Tribal Nations with all manners of legal work.

Peter Spear

Peter Spear received his B.A. in psychology from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Yale.  He then did postdoctoral study in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  Peter was a faculty member in psychology and neuroscience at Kansas State University (4 yr) and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison (20 yr).  He taught thousands of students at all levels and published nearly 100 research articles and a textbook.  While at UW-Madison, Peter served as Chair of the Department of Psychology.  He left UW to become Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder (1996-2001).  He then returned to UW-Madison as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  After retiring and spending some time in Tucson, Peter moved back to Boulder in 2010.  He has been on numerous boards at CU and Boulder non-profits, and he served on the Boulder Police Department Professional Standards Review Panel.  Peter is married with two adult children and a grand-daughter.  He enjoys bicycling (road and mountain), hiking, skiing, traveling, and reading.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Nan Anderson, Chair (Email)
Star Waring, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee (Email)
Frank Bruno, Treasurer (Email)
Dan Corson, Secretary (Email)

Bill Briggs (Email)
Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom (Email)
Polly Fields (Email)
Shun-Luoi Fong (Email)
Bruce Neumann (Email)
Margaret Ryder (Email)
Brett Shelton (Email)
Peter Spear (Email)
Alice Trembour (Email)
Mary Young (Email)


2019 Annual Report


Governing Documents

 

  • Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (February 27, 2020) (PDF)
  • Amended and Restated Bylaws (February 27, 2020) (PDF)
  • CCA Lease with the City of Boulder (January 1, 2016) (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)
  • Board of Directors Position and Committee Descriptions (November 12, 2018) (*Document does not reflect recent changes in the articles and bylaws converting the membership from a voting to non-voting membership)  (PDF)
  • Principles and Practices (PDF)
  • Collection Management Policy (PDF)
  • Financial Planning and Asset Management Policy (PDF)
  • Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF)
  • Colorado Chautauqua Association Strategic Plan (March 18, 2019) (PDF)
  • Investment Management Policy (PDF)
  • Board of Directors Election Policy (February 24, 2018) (*Document does not reflect recent changes in the articles and bylaws converting the membership from a voting to non-voting membership) (PDF)
  • Membership List Policy (February 24, 2018) (*Document does not reflect recent changes in the articles and bylaws converting the membership from a voting to non-voting membership) (PDF)
  • Executive Session Policy (July 23, 2018) (PDF)
  • Naming Policy (June 10, 2019) (PDF)
  • Nominating Policy (March 31 2020) (PDF)
  • Annual Reports (Link)
  • 990 Available Upon Request

Board Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, August 31, 2020, 6:00 PM, Zoom – Special Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 3:30 PM, Zoom – Special Board Meeting
  • Monday, September 14, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting **

**Subject to cancellation pending approval of the budget in November.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas

  • Monday, September 14, 2020 Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Minutes

  • Monday, August 31, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, July 20, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, June 8, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, December 16, 2019 Special Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, August 19, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, July 22, 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, September 24, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monday, August 27, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)