Colorado Chautauqua Governance

© Katherine Bell

© Katherine Bell


Changes Safeguard Chautauqua for Future Generations

As part of continuing efforts to sustain the century-old National Historic Landmark, the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) today announced that its board of directors has approved updated bylaws and governance structure, which it will present for final approval to the CCA membership.

“For over 120 years, the historic Colorado Chautauqua has supported the Boulder community through its unique cultural, social and recreational experiences,” said Shelly Benford, CCA Executive Director. “The unfortunate reality is that Chautauqua’s bylaws are equally as historic and badly in need of an update.”

The proposed changes include modifications to the organization’s articles of incorporation and bylaws to make them more consistent with Chautauqua’s long-standing lease with the City of Boulder. They will modernize Chautauqua’s outdated governance structure, which has not had a comprehensive overhaul in decades; provide more equitable community representation; and better align with best practices of today’s nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

“We want the Colorado Chautauqua’s second century in Boulder to be as strong as the first,” said Nan Anderson, president of the CCA Board of Directors. “That’s why we’re making changes to ensure that our beloved and historic Colorado Chautauqua continues to thrive in the years to come.”

What to Expect

The amended bylaws and articles of incorporation recommended by Chautauqua’s Board of Directors will be brought to the CCA membership for a vote in January 2020. Ballots will be distributed electronically. More information at www.Chautauqua.com/Forward.

The newly modernized articles of incorporation can be found here. Bylaws can be found here. The summary can be found here.

For membership-related questions, please email: forward@chautauqua.com.

The letter to CCA from Tom Carr, Attorney for the City of Boulder, can be found here. CCA’s response to Mr. Carr can be found here. For the recording of the Q&A session with Tom Carr, held on January 15, 2020 at Colorado Chautauqua, please click here.

CCA Bylaws and Policies

  • Mission and Values (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)
  • Articles of Incorporation
    • New (PDF)
    • Existing (PDF)
    • Summary of Changes (PDF)
  • Board of Directors Position and Committee Descriptions (November 12, 2018) (PDF)
  • Principles and Practices (PDF)
  • Bylaws (2017) (PDF)
    • New (PDF)
    • Existing (PDF)
    • Summary of Changes (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) (PDF)
  • Membership List Policy (February 24, 2018) (PDF)
  • Executive Session Policy (July 23, 2018) (PDF)
  • Naming Policy (June 10, 2019) (PDF)

Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report (PDF)
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

Nan Anderson, President (Email)
Bill Briggs, Vice President (Email)
Frank Bruno, Treasurer (Email)
Star Waring, Secretary (Email)
Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom (Email)
Henry Beer (Email)
Anne Clemons (Email)
Dan Corson (Email)

Mike Franson (Email)
Shun-Luoi Fong (Email)
Bruce Neumann (Email)
Margaret Ryder (Email)
Cindy Schmidt (Email)
Alice Trembour (Email)
Mary Young (Email)


Board Meeting Schedule

 

  • Special Board Meeting – Not public – Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House
  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, June 8, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
  • Monday, July 20, 2020, 4:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:00 PM, Grand Assembly Hall, Chautauqua Community House – Annual Meeting
  • Monday, August 17, 2020, 6:00 PM, Rocky Mountain Climbers’ Club, Chautauqua Community House – Regular 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. Bylaws require eight BOD meetings per calendar year. This schedule includes eight PLUS the optional December date.

Upcoming Meeting Agendas

Special Board Meeting – Not public – Thursday, January 16, 2020 Agenda (PDF)

All Meeting Agendas are published seven days prior to the meeting

Meeting Minutes

  • 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)