Open Space Advisory Committee

Number of Members: Nine
Term Length: Three years
Appointment Process: One representative from each County Commissioner Districts , one representative each from Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Parker, one representative from the Douglas County Planning Commission, one representative with a professional background in Land Planning and one at-large representative.Municipal representatives are appointed by their respective Town Councils.  All other members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Description: Make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the disbursement of funds from the Open Space, Trails, and Parks Fund.
Meets: First Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Staff contact: Cheryl Matthews 303.660.7495
Members Term Expires
Tobey Stein
District I
January 2016
Kathie Shandro
District II
January 2016
Jay Sage
District III
January 2016
Stevan Strain
Planning Commission Representative
January 2015
Quinn Kayser-Cochran
Professional Planning
January 2015
Ron Claussen
Government Representative – Castle Rock
January 2017
Gregg Sprigg
Government Representative – Lone Tree
January 2017
Brian O’Malley
Government Representative – Parker
January 2014
Mark Weston
Emeritus Member 
No Term Expiration
Mark Giebel  January 2017

Related Information

  • Advisory Committee (COSAC) Agenda

    The purpose of the County Open Space Advisory Committee (COSAC) is to help ensure and enhance the positive quality of life in Douglas County through the preservation and stewardship of open space lands.

  • Advisory Committee (COSAC) Meeting Minutes

    Review minutes from previous meetings.

  • Open Space

    Douglas County Division of Open Space and Natural Resources seeks to enhance the quality of life for residents by protecting wildlife habitat, natural resources, historic sites, scenic views and Douglas County’s rural heritage while providing a wide range of compatible outdoor recreation and educational opportunities.


If you have questions about a particular board, committee or commission, please contact the staff person listed or you may also call the Commissioners’ Office at 303.660.7401.

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