Upcoming Meeting Agendas

  • Monday, May 20, 2024 Regular Board Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 Committee Reports (PDF)  


    Board of Directors

    2024 Board of Directors

    Peter Spear

    Board Chair
    Chair – Executive Committee
    Governance Committee
    Community Connections Committee

    Peter Spear was educated at Rutgers (BA), Yale (Ph.D.), and Stanford (post-doctoral). He was a faculty member in psychology and neuroscience at Kansas State University (4 yr) and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison (20 yr). 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 CU-Boulder (1996-2001). He then returned to UW-Madison as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. After retiring, Peter spent some time in Tucson and moved back to Boulder in 2010. He has served on numerous boards at CU and Boulder non-profits, and he chaired several of them. Peter is married with two adult children and a granddaughter. He enjoys bicycling, hiking, skiing, traveling, and reading.

    Trudy Turvey

    Board Vice Chair
    Chair – Community Connections Committee

    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, 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. In addition to CCA, Trudy has been on the boards of CU Art Museum, served as president of the Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art Association Support group and is the Chair of the Community Advisory Board of CU’s Center for Humanities and the Arts.

    Amanda Prentiss

    Board Treasurer
    Chair – Finance Committee
    Executive Committee

    Ms. Prentiss is a fourth generation Boulder native. She is currently a Vice President / Managing Director at S&P Global in the Market Intelligence division. Prior to S&P, she was a founding Partner at Chautauqua Capital Management, working in both equity investment and compliance roles. She began her career at Goldman Sachs in Europe and has experience spanning fixed income, equities, and alternative assets. Prior to joining the CCA board, Ms. Prentiss served on the board of the Boulder Community Foundation.

    Pat Shanks

    Board Secretary
    Chair – Sustainability & Resilience Committee

    Pat Shanks is a 25-year Boulder resident and is a Research Geochemist (emeritus) with the U.S. Geological Survey where he studies hydrothermal systems in Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.  He has served on boards of directors of non-profit advocacy and education groups including Sierra Club (2017-2019, vice-chair), Eco-cycle (2004-2022, secretary), and PLAN-Boulder County (2001-2015- chair for 8 yrs.). He was appointed to Boulder County Planning Commission for 3 terms (2009-2017- chair for 2 yrs.). His approach to participating on boards is to work collaboratively to advance the goals and objectives of the organization. 

    Frank Bruno

    Chair – Governance Committee
    Executive Committee
    Finance Committee

    Frank earned a B.A from St. John’s University, and an M.S. from New York Institute of Technology.  He served as Assistant City Manager in Ft. Collins and as Boulder’s 18th City Manager. He served as Vice Chancellor of Administration at CU Boulder, with a focus on capital construction and campus infrastructure. Frank also served as President of Boulder-based Western Disposal. Frank became CEO of Via Mobility Services in 2016 after seven years as a board member. Frank has chaired the Boulder Valley School District Foundation (Impact on Education), served on the Boulder Economic Council, the Boulder Innovation Center, United Way, and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Frank and his wife live in south Boulder with their two sons, and four pups.

    Polly Fields

    Sustainability & Resilience Committee


    Polly’s dedication to philanthropic causes spans 25 years across human rights, education, global health, and the arts. She was Head of Social Impact at Dropbox and launched their Foundation prior to their IPO. She held senior roles in public affairs and government affairs at Gilead Sciences, focusing on patient access. As the first Chief of Staff for President Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Initiative, she partnered with African and Caribbean governments and bilateral aid agencies.
    Polly earned her BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She serves as co-chair of the WITNESS Board, co-chair of the ATLAS Institute’s Advisory Board, and member of the Board of Visitors at Wake Forest University. She lives in Chautauqua with her husband and two sons.

    Sara Matthews

    Buildings & Grounds Committee
    Community Connections Committee

    Sara has lived in the Boulder area for over 5 years and loves every minute of being a part of this amazing community. After working in non-profit museums for over 6 years in Indiana, Sara continued to work primarily in the non-profit sector in Boulder. She has been a member of the Visit Boulder team for over 2 years and has enjoyed watching and helping our tourism and hospitality community bounce back from a very difficult few years. Like many in Boulder, Sara enjoys spending time outdoors and visiting the amazing restaurants and breweries that call Boulder home. Chautauqua was among the first places she visited in Colorado, and it continues to be very near and dear to her heart. 

    Sophia Rickard

    Buildings & Grounds Committee

    Sophia is a licensed Architect in Boulder. She partners with two brilliant men who help enrich their practice specializing in Community buildings and Homes that sit lightly on the land. Sophia’s personal expertise is in Historic and Landmarked buildings.  She spent most of her career working on historically relevant turn-of-the-century Denver homes. Her other passions include community work with All Nations Gathering Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Creating Healing Circles with Shamanic Practitioners around the world and hiking any chance she can!

    Scott Simmons

    Community Connections Committee


    Scott Simmons is a fourth-generation summer resident of Chautauqua Park who, as an owner of Cottage 313, is celebrating 100 years of rich family history in 2023. Scott is married to Norma, and they have one son, Ian, daughter-in-law, Brie, and granddaughter, Inverness (gen 6), born January 1, 2023. A native of Texas, Scott has resided in Lawrence, Kansas since attending the University of Kansas in the 1970’s. He earned his master’s degree in Developmental Behavioral Child Psychology. Scott worked in a few corporate positions early in his career before going to work for the Kansas Neurological Institute, retiring in 2011 after 33 years. He served in an administrative position and as a department director. His favorite activities include sailing, snow skiing, cycling, and hiking.

    Star Waring

    Executive Committee
    Governance Committee
    City Council Appointee

    Star Waring is an attorney affiliated with the Boulder law firm of Dietze and Davis, P.C. Her primary practice areas are natural resources law and water law. She taught water law for several years as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Ms. Waring is a former president of the Boulder County Bar Association and has served on several other nonprofit boards including Impact on Education, Stories on Stage and Compass House. She has been on the CCA Board since 2018. She served as CCA Board Chair from 2021 to 2023. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends and participating in many of the activities that Chautauqua has to offer.

    Sandra Weeks

    Chair – Buildings & Grounds Committee

    Sandra (Sandy) Weeks moved to Boulder in 1973 as a single mom. She was fortunate to live not far from Chautauqua at the time. Sandy started Blue Spruce Construction Services in 1997, a local woman-owned general contracting company. Sandy has been actively involved in non-profit work for many years. She served on the Board of the YWCA and eventually became Board President. She is currently on the Board of Directors for TGTHR. TGTHR works to end youth homelessness. Sandy recently joined the Board of Chautauqua and is pleased to come full circle to be
    connected to Chautauqua all these years later.Sandy has two grown children and welcomed a new grandbaby in October. She also has a 19 year old grandson in the Air Force.

    Tara Winer

    City Council Appointee

    Tara arrived in Boulder about 12 years ago with her family. They bought a house right in the “lower Chautauqua” neighborhood at 15th and Columbine. Walking up to Chautauqua quickly became one of her favorite daily activities. Tara’s first opportunity for public service came in 2016 when she was selected to be on the Chautauqua Access Management Plan working group to help solve parking challenges in and around Chautauqua. That working group helped jump-start the Park to Park shuttle. After that, Tara was appointed to the Boulder Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and then to Boulder City Council. She was just re-elected to her second term on City Council. The Chautauqua Board is one of her 5 sub-committees.

    2022 Annual Report



    Past Annual Reports



    Board Meeting Schedule

    • Sunday, January 28, 2024, 9AM-3PM – Board Retreat
    • Monday, February 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, May 20, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, July 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – Annual Meeting
    • Monday, September 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, October 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, November 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting
    • Monday, December 9, 2024, 5:30 PM – Regular Board Meeting*  

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

    Meeting Minutes

    • Monday, February 12, 2024 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, November 20, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, October 23, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, September 18, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, July 24, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Thursday, June 22, 2023 Special Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, May 22, 2023 Special Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, April 24, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, February 27, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, November 21, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, October 24, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, September 26, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, July 25, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, May 23, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, April 25, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
    • Monday, February 28, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)

    Governing Documents

    • Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (February 27, 2020) (PDF)
    • Amended and Restated Bylaws (February 12, 2024) (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)
    • Colorado Chautauqua Association Strategic Plan (March 18, 2019) (PDF)

    Board Policies

    • CCA Board Policy Manual (April 15, 2024) (PDF)



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