Changes Proposed for Arvada Center

by John Kiljan

Dear CLRC members and friends,

The City Council will be reviewing the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities governance documents at a Monday evening workshop.  However, the documents did not get distributed to the Council on Friday as expected and they are not in the Council packet available to the public online. Those who are interested can get copies emailed to them from City Hall (from the Clerk’s office) on Monday morning, September 22.  However, there is a lot of material to go through before Monday evening.

ArvCentNightBut there is no need to wait.  If any reader wants them now, just drop me an email and I’ll forward on my set of five documents. Be sure to use the email address and put the words “Arvada Center” in the email title so I don’t overlook it.

This is a workshop, and there will be no public comment period on Monday night. But you can still pass your thoughts onto the Council members and City Staff before then.

Several amendments to the operating agreement are being proposed — either for now or for later. Without commenting on their merits, here are some of them:

o Eliminate the wording that says, “Further, the purpose of The Arvada Council for the Arts and Humanities, Inc [to be the new Arvada Center Foundation] are to promote, solicit and encourage the historical, art, musical and dramatic functions of the City of Arvada.”
o Eliminate membership provisions and voting control of City Council
o Eliminate provisions requiring distribution of assets to City of Arvada on dissolution
o Amend purposes provisions to eliminate advisory role of charity to City and to provide for active management role
o Review and modify standing committees (currently executive committee and finance committee only)
o Eliminate requirement that board of directors’ meetings comply with Colorado open meetings statute
o Eliminate references to adherence to policies of the City of Arvada regarding conflicts of interest and standards of conduct



The CLRC has several past articles related to turning the operation of the Arvada Center over to a private non-profit foundation on our website. Just enter the words “Arvada Center” into the site’s search line.

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community is an independent neighborhood association representing the neighborhoods adjacent to Ralston Road from Wadsworth Bypass to the Kipling Parkway.

Our main website is at or you can read even more posts on our Facebook page at “CLRC – Citizens for a Liveable Ralston Community”.

6185 Field Street
Arvada, CO 80004


Saturday 20 September 2014

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