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 Coughlin – District III – Highlands Ranch
Nili Benson – District III – Littleton
Larry Perkins – District III – Highlands Ranch

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Funds

The deadline to request SCFD funds for the 2017 program year was March 31, 2017.  If you have not applied for SCFD funds in the past, new eligibility criteria went into effect January 1, 2017.  Organizations interested in applying, must be deemed eligible by SCFD in order to apply.  Please visit SCFD’s website for information regarding the new eligibility criteria, the eligibility application, and all other grant materials.

2017-2018 SCFD Tier III Grant Fund Recipients