Cultural Council


The Douglas County Cultural Council (DCCC) serves the diverse citizenry of Douglas County by facilitating the development of cultural opportunities in the arts, sciences, natural history and cultural history. The DCCC annually reviews applications from Tier III organizations requesting SCFD funds. The DCCC makes funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, specifying the distribution of cultural sales tax proceeds, as providing for the advancement and preservation of art, music, theater, dance, zoology, botany, cultural history or natural history.

Meeting Schedule

The Cultural Council generally meets the second Tuesday of each month. Upcoming meeting dates, locations and agendas are available online. Select Cultural Council as the Meeting Group from the drop down menu on the left side of the page.


The DCCC is comprised of nine members who are appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners for a three-year term.

Current Members:

Debbie Lewis – District I – Parker
Ada Anderson – District I – Lone Tree
Mary Ann Evans  – District I – Parker
Betty Coll – District I – Parker
Jack Christensen – District II – Castle Rock
Heidi Bowman – District II – Castle Pines
Paul Coghlin – District III – Highlands Ranch
Nili Benson – District III – Littleton
Larry Perkins – District III – Highlands Ranch

Apply for 2017 Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Funds

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

Tier III organizations that have been deemed eligible by SCFD are invited to apply for 2017 SCFD funds. Please note that new eligibility criteria is effective beginning in 2017. All grant application materials for Douglas County are available on SCFD’s website.

Final Reports

Funds provided for distribution by the SCFD are public funds. Therefore reporting must be completed to assure accountability of the funds received. Recipients of funds received from October 2015 – September 2016 must submit their Final Report by Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4 p.m. Organizations with any outstanding Final Grant Reports will not be able to apply for 2017 funds.