Vision Session Summaries - Arts/Culture/Recreation
Session Information Date/Time Introductory/Ice Breaker Question The Pikes Peak region is an ideal community in 2020 if:
What exists currently; qualities, organizations, etc. that we need to preserve? What are things that we need to create or develop to make this your ideal community?
Diane Salek; Pikes Peak Library District; 10 participants; East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80918 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Public art Strong Library system and programs Historic preservation Diversity Diversity is preserved Art education Cultural diversity Unique identities within a diverse community Improve awareness and communication of cultural events City and state funds for art programs
Sharon Dobson PPLD Staff meeting 10 attendees East Library, Union St. Colorado Springs 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 -most raved about the World Music festival -community offerings of art exhibits got high marks -they wondered why those who live northeast don't come downtown....ie for the Fine Arts Center -unanimously proud of their PPLD and feel that it is a great asset for the region better participation in what we have in 2008 and more offerings (venues) addressed in intro comments addressed in future comments
Kira Pasquesi Student group called the Roosevelt Institution at Colorado College 7 people Held at the Partnership for Civic Engagement at Colorado College 12, 9, 2008, 3:30 Lots of options/opportunities for free public art and culture Identity as a "young city" Market art, culture, and music-you don't have to go to Denver to find it! Historical buildings and houses Manitou Springs as a chill, unique and place of character Lower the prices of fine arts museum Public awareness campaign of opportunities out there Free family events
Huy N. Tran Pikes Peak Library District East Library, Colorado Springs 9 attendees 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 There is continung growth in the Arts within the Pikes Peak region. Vibrant arts & culture with numerous venues. A sense of history with buildings, museums and historical districts such as Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Provide more access points for library services.
Paul Martinez, Pikes Peak Library District Supervisor Meeting, Union Blvd, 10 participants. 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Vibrant arts and culture scene - Colo. Spgns in its early days was known for this, one to rival Santa Fe/Taos. Ats are very well supported and colorado springs is seen as a vibrant art community to rival Santa Fe and Taos as well as Denver Public art is highly supported Rodeo, Territory Days, Pikes Peak Marathon, Hill Climb, Music In The Park, Forth of July, Balloon Festival, Springspree, 4th of July Parade in Momument, Festival of Lights Parade, Cinco De Mayo, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Triple Crown, Communicate arts and culture events communication of religious events/opportunties
Debbie Swanson Pikes Peak Library District Supervisors 7 PPLD East Library 11, 12, 2008, 8:00 Lots of arts and culture, esp. downtown Arts and Theater are prominent We "live with art" Theater downtown Theater in parks Sculptures everywhere International culture prominent Decent museums
Need to attract the Creative Class
Mark Tremmel,Pikes Peak Library District, 90, East Library 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Needs to be more Incredible cultural opportunities, focused cultural events Art Centers, Museums and outdoor community events. Balanced newspaper views with international quality, more diverse cultural centers, and great community identity.
Sarah White primary faciliator, Paul Martinez secondary facilitator, scribe and entered feedback from the Urban League Facilitation session, 6 attendees, session took place at the Urban League Board Room. 1, 9, 2009, 16:00



Paula George ELD/BAC 9 people in my small group El Pomar Penrose House 1, 14, 2009, 17:30
We are a cultural mecca, with a variety of expressions that are open and inclusive for all

Curtis Hill El Pomar Emerging Leaders BAC - Penrose House Subgroup of 7 1, 14, 2009, 18:00




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Suzanne Tullien, Women In Business Breakfast, about 32, New England Financial 1, 22, 2009, 8:00
More awareness and integration of arts and culture within the spread of the city and outying areas
Enhance our arts and culture presence -- more city wide and outlying areas - create cohesiveness in the arts community, share resources
Karole Campbell - women's networking group @ The New England 1/22 @ 7:30A, approximately 35-40 total attendees, 12-15 in my breakout group 1, 22, 2009, 7:30
Need larger facilities for the arts & culture, create Colorado Springs as a destination for arts & culture; Parks & Rec, City Auditorium, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs, historic downtown buildings, "restoration instead of destruction", FAC, Bemis, Larger venues for performance events, save the City Aud,
Jes Raintree Colorado College (Staff and students) 19 1, 22, 2009, 11:30 Athletic programs (Park and Recreation) Parkes to play in
Recreation programs (Parks & Recreation) Fine Arts Center (public access to art) Street art
Jane Aiello,BIBB, 33 total 11 in my group, NEF 1, 22, 2009, 7:30
more diversity, more free art opportunities, FAC, Pioneer Museum, PP Center for Performing Arts,
Bob Stovall, HB&A Architects 8 people, 102 East Moreno, CS 1, 23, 2009, 11:30
diverse cultural opportunities Preserve the arts and culture, e.g FAC, art on streets More low-cost or free festivals and concerts; More public art; affordable access to museums and other cultural facilities
Shree Hardikar Nath Philosophical Cafe Group: 8 participants. Broadmoor Church, Lake Avenue. 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 Stronger Arts with local government backing. Maintain historic aspects of downtown core. Fine Arts center, theater community, orchestras. Historical aspects 9buildings).
Shree H. Nath Addendum to Philosophical Cafe group (Last screen) 1, 27, 2009, 10:00


Free cultural activities for seniors; affordable for all.
Frank Kinder HB&A 13-14 1, 23, 2009, 11:00
there are concerts, venues, and a strong culture. There are diverse classes, features, services supporting many cultures. Public art is lasting quality and value to generations. Art is a feature and part of each development. the mountain post historic center on fort carson is a glowing success and national draw.
Kira Pasquesi El Pomar-Asian American Council, Emerging Leaders Program 8 participants Penrose House 1, 27, 2009, 6:00
Inclusive community, culturally and ideologically Vibrant arts and culture scene, more international or national acts Small town culture in a large city Historical buildings and areas (ie Old CO City)
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 10 (Table #1 Group) 40 Total Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00
More dedicated to fine arts, (performing, visual, crafts)
Free or reduced rates for children to ski
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 40 (Large group wrap up of all 5 table groups) Broadmoor Community Church 12, 27, 2009, 10:00 National professional sports We cannot compete with Denver in the fine arts


Debbie Swanson Asian American Advisory Council 11 in large group - 5 in my small group Penrose House 1, 29, 2009, 17:30 Our old town architecture is meaningful Strong sense of community through arts and culture Keep growing the budding arts anc culture in our community Grow appreciation for arts/culture/architectural integrity and design Get art back in schools
Emilie Satterwhite, Cheyenne Village Administrative Office, In my group there were 10 participants in the discussion 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 -A community concerned with preserving arts and culture -More than bars downtown, including bistros, small graoceries, cultural walking tours, more locally owned shopping and restaurants -historic preservation of local landmarks and buildings -Free park concerts and movies -Downtown revitalization, beautification and preservation -Summer concerts in America the Beautiful Park, Acacia Park, City Auditorium (year round) -Uncle Wilbur Fountain The Fine Arts Center and cultural office (COPPeR) -Ensure that kids' extracurricular activities are affordable for all -Better community newspaper with more access to community information and happenings
Kira Pasquesi ESL Students 4 attendees Helen Hunt Elementary 2, 9, 2009, 6:00

Historical sites Manitou Springs Old Colorado City Imagination Celebration Downtown public art Art Depot District Smokebrush Gallery Expand cultural activities and their exposure to the public
Kira Pasquesi Developmentally disabled and their caretakers/staff/family members 12 attendees Cheyenne Village 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Preserve history of CO Springs Art incorporated into community Free outdoor concerts that are well attended Free children activities Disabled need advanced notice to set up transportation needs in order to attend events Art centers intertwined in neighborhoods The arts Hands-on art for kids Concerts in the park Arts and culture advertisement
Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID classroom 2, 11, 2009, 2:00



Paula George Colorado College staff and students Nine in my small group Werner Campus Center 1, 22, 2009, 12:00
Willing public funding (arts tax?) for cultural life/preservation Our cultural assets; arts and music encouraged through performance facilities, public galleries and museums, private initiatives such a COPPR, arts district, outdoor markets, etc. Enlargement of performance facilities Children's museum
Paula George Philosophers' Cafe 8 in my small group Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 We need more art! Media--newspaper with a positive message; two that aren't redundant would be nice Diverse forms of art; venues--museums, performance centers, summer programs for youth, sports centers Historic preservation

Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID program (Continued from last survey-pressed submit too soon) ,  ,  ,



Wendy Mack UCCS Group #2 8 attendees Dwire Hall, UCCS Campus 2, 13, 2009, 10:30 The arts - there is always plenty to do Lots to do Children's chorale
UCCS
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 13 in my group Cheyenne Village Admin, 6275 Lehman Dr. 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Arts and cultural places to interact as community Good outdoor activities Lots of bike trails and routes around city Cultural activities include lots of art Free art events, theater, zoo, other entertainment Keep museums Keep Pikes Peak Center Lots of outdoor activities Park system Free annual events, such as the Balloonfest, Parades, Pancake Breakfast, Mardi Gras, and coffin races Multi-use trails Colleges should be a source of free activities for the community
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 7 West Intergenerational Learning Center 2, 11, 2009, 19:00
Community hubs and centers for people to gather. Increased opportunities for art for all citizens. Parks are a place where families interact with one another. Olympic Training Center and Sports Corp. Arts, especially our heritage with the arts. Fun, quirky activities, such as coffin races, fruitcake tosses, etc. Need more venues for art. An environment of incubation for arts. Hubs for community art.
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilites & allies 12 Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00 Prospect Lake. Youth programs with CS Park & Rec. Park and Rec. for kids. Park and rec sports programs for children abundant. Youth programs that include theatre, spors, art, and music. Sports! OTC, CC Hockey, Sky Sox, AFA. Keep neighborhood community centers open. Keep Pikes Peak Center.
Paula George Those who support people with developmental disabilities 8 in my small group Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00
Focus on/support for more diversity in the arts

Frank Kinder USGBC 6 people Carnegie Room at Penrose Library. 2, 17, 2009, 16:00 Downtown should be an arts and culture destination, We have world-class music, food, arts, and architecture. A downtown art association that spread art community wide. Incorporated natural systems into buildin systems which gave us a competetive edge vs those without our climate.
Frank Kinder, with updates to USGBC on 2/17/09 4 pm at Carnegi library 2, 17, 2009, 16:00



Jane Aiello - Oz Architects 5 people Carnegie Room - Penrose Library 2, 11, 2009, 11:30 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kelley Hicks Group: UCCS School of Public Affairs Total Attendees: Approx 35 Location: Dwire Hall, Room 204 UCCS Campus 2, 18, 2009, 5:30 No one spoke to this piece *More adult nightlife scene with jazz clubs. * History * Build a civic center * Build an arts museum
Lisa Salley Resource Exchange 7 Resource Exchange office 2, 17, 2009, 8:00 Sports, schools, complexes integrated (one stop shopping). Good sports programs. Maintain hiking trails, biking trails, etc... as this is a tourism attraction for CS. Interesting downdown. Citizen activity there. Ensure we maintain. Open space accessed by all cultures and classes. Full representation. Historical Colorado Springs. More fun, more festivals, celebrations, etc.... All over the city. Use the existing parks for this.
Chris Beyer, Tracy Cooper, Dottie Harman Book Group 10 Tracy's house 1, 9, 2009, 12:00 Good basic foundation of arts in community. Live arts help keep young people. Artists performing draws people downtown. Reference "Rise of the Creative Class." Arts, culture, recreation begins in schools. Quality life values mirrored in schools. Fun community activities. Well-maintained city parks. Not sold to developers. Parks and open space. Arts venues. KRCC, KCME, public radio and TV.

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Warren Epstein PILLAR 3 Pillar offices 2, 4, 2009, 10:00
Create a sculpture garden and botanic garden on the Queen's Quarry mountain scar. Create an acredited school of arts
A sculpture/botanical garden on the scar on the mountain.
Robin Spaulding District 20 8 attendees at my table D-20 headquarter 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 Downtown area stays small and encourages unique businesses arts and culture expanded- world class performing arts area; events that are free or low cost to the community; architecturally pleasing that has integrated our natural beauty; City Center with arts and culture; Historical buildings and culture; Fine and performing arts; our small downtown area; Botanical garden; science center;
Sarah White, Academy International Elementary, 5, 8550 Charity Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 2, 24, 2009, 18:00
There was historic preservation of local historic sites and buildings (i.e., Pioneers Museum, Cliff Dwellings, Glen Eyrie, Cave of the Winds, Fine Arts Center); there was better support for local libraries; there were small art co-ops in neighborhoods (not just downtown); there were reasonable familiy events that incorporate the arts; there was more intergration of international culture in our community (jobs, schools, ethnic neighborhoods). We need to preserve the symphony, Fine Arts Center, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Olympic Training Center, library district, Pioneer Museum, and historic buildings. We also have to preserve the military heritage-it's part of who we are. We need to reopen the Broadmoor ski area and bring back ice rinks, like in Plaza of the Rockies and Chapel Hills Mall. We need to encourage diversity.
Linda Meredith Church members 14 First Presbyterian Church 2, 23, 2009, 11:30 fun - intergenerational activities celebrations places for young adults Fun, old districts of town All fountains are flowing Affordable access to arts/culture Re-expanded sister city program Viable/accessible community centers Human interaction - diversified recreation (all parks with gardening centers and master gardeners) destination for people to walk to - connect in neighborhoods Affordable and accessible arts/recreation for children Schools as neighborhood centers Historic buildings - integrity of architecture Statues in downtown area, including Palmer Gardens in the medians Street breakfast Parades Glen Eyrie Uncle Wilbur Concerts in the parks Arts Farmers markets Neighborhood hubs - plan, toolkit Showcase children's lives - art
Paul Martinez faciliated the El Pomar ELD Black Advisory Council at Penrose House with a group of 10 1, 14, 2009, 6:00 Focus on better nightlight and cultural activities that will attract and retain our youth Increased focus on arts and culture vibrant culture central art district that serves to connect all the citizens on a regular basis fine arts center cultural events with a all inclusive focus , theatre, performing arts - Denver as model - ex taste of colorado arts district - which also takes show on the road around the city
Kira Pasquesi District 20 Administration 8 people District 20 Administration Building 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 Focus on the arts World class arts and culture scene; galleries and theatres

Kira Pasquesi Wasson HS Students 7 students Wasson HS classroom 2, 25, 2009, 2:30 Need for cultural activities
Statues downtown Butterfly art downtown; like a scavenger hunt
Wendy Mack Public Safety Council for the QLI 10 attendess The Gay & Lesbian Fund 2, 26, 2009, 5:30 Arts We care about our city's history We stay connected to our history We have opportunities for kids and parents to interact in family oriented events Healthy arts community A healthy arts community
Paula George EDC/Hispanic Advisory Council 10 in my small group Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30 Inclusive arts programs The heart of the cultural community is demographically reflective of the greater community (stage, screen, audience, etc.) There are art centers throughout the city; artists share their skills There is opportunity for creative release/self-expression through the arts

David Gardner School District 20 Administrators 8 attendees in my group (1 of 4) D20 on Chapel Hills Road 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 - our abundant green space - abundant recreation options - we maintain our green space - we maintain our diverse recreational options - we expand the fine arts - our cultural identity - improve and be accepting of our cultural identity
Paula George EPC Bar Association 13 Pioneers' Museum courtroom 3, 5, 2009, 16:00
Historical preservation Strong emphasis on arts, music, etc. with a center/school for the performing arts Historical buildings Symphony Fine Arts Center
Paula George Come One, Come All 11 attendees Penrose Library 3, 12, 2009, 18:00 Respect/restore the history of Colorado Springs Variety of arts (music, art, theatre), cultural opportunities Cosmopolitan nature of the area We brought the World's Fair to Colorado Springs Arts community Fine Arts Center Philharmonic Children's Chorale Colorado Springs Chorale Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Museums Space museum Well-supported Arts Council and arts community with art hubs throughout the area
Edward Rosinski, Rockrimmon Library Open to the public, 15 people, 3, 11, 2009, 6:30 Government involvement in art in a vision for the future Transfer of culture and knowledge between generations Small town feel with massive world class art and botanical gardens


Lisa Tessarowicz Old Colorado City merchants, business owners, etc. 12 attendees total, 6 in my group Old Town Guest House 3, 10, 2009, 18:00 western roots nice downtown art on the streets downtown amphitheater in old colorado city (between 21st and 26th streets) multicultural community best restaurants richness of cultures fine arts center zoo old colorado city
Warren Epstein, Colorado Springs Leadership Summit, 4, Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:00
More activities for young adults
Downtown sports stadium Olympic or sports-themed festival
Kira Pasquesi Leadership Summit Table 2 people Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:30



Paula George North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 8 in my small group Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00

History, Fine Arts Center, Pikes Peak Center, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Fine arts district
Kira Pasquesi Arts Commission 11 people City Hall 3, 17, 2009, 4:30 Diversity shown through food, music, theater, etc. Image of CO Springs as a cultural hub Strong government support of culture Understand the history and heritage of our community International exhibits Support for local artists Artists choose to live here Visitors come to purchase art National reputation for good art People know the difference between good and bad art Public performance spaces Free museums to public World class fine arts school People travel from Denver for OUR arts and culture Artists working outdoors Outdoor bistros for artists to break and meet Creative freedom for parks and public spaces Authentic connections between the outdoors and culture Art and culture are supported financially by the government Art is an integral part of the city Music on the streets Daily interactions with art and culture that are expected and unexpected Revitalized the Open Air Art Project Cultural partnerships (i.e. Concrete Couch with Military) The arts as a major industry Arts institutions (i.e. FAC, Imagination Celebration) Historic buildings and how we utilize them KRCC radio at Colorado College Pioneers Museum Heritage through museum collections Public incentives for support of culture Using public authority to help spread value of culture Awareness of the value of original art Another newspaper
Jim Egbert North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 7 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 Resources such as the Pikes Peak Center need to be retained and enhanced. Excellence in the cultural enrichment opportunities. Our existing arts and culture facilities and opportunities need to be retained. Establih centers of excellence.
Judith Rice-Jones/Faculty and staff of the Kraemer Library, UCCS/21 attendees/Library Conference Room 1, 20, 2009, 10:30
More diverse public art. Poetry on buses. More independent bookstores. Arts institutions; museums, libraries, art and music in schools
Judith Rice-Jones, Old North End Neighborhood Association/12/First Lutheran 3, 17, 2009, 19:30 Concerts. Strong downtown art and cultural district near the confluence of Monument and Fountain Creeks. Old North End distinctive features restored such as historic street lights and street entrances. Arts and cultural events are well attended and supported. Community known for high level of arts creativity.

Edward Rosinski Organization: OZ Architecture and NES Landscape Architects Number: we had two groups, 7 in my group Location: OZ Architecture Bldg 3, 20, 2009, 11:30
Proud history of existing building Fine arts center, expand the existing foundation Historical built environment, keep, use (ex: old north end)
Jane Hammoud Trafalger Drive (Briargate) Neighborhood 12 attendees. In my home on Trafalger Drive- after dinner. 3, 12, 2009, 6:30 Arts and Culture available throughout the community not just downtown. Preservation of landmarks and tourist sites. Known for our cultural opportunities which are AROUND the community: planetarium, space museum, symphony, ballet company, opera,natural history museum, sports museum, Our symphony, zoo, the FAC, historially preserved builidings, Arts and culture must be spread around the community - facilities north, east and west.
Bob Stovall UCCS College of Business, 9 at Dwire Hall 2, 13, 2009, 10:30 Pioneers Museum - experience our own histroy and culture Access to history - museums Fine Arts Center and other arts scene venues and opportunities Philharmonic and other symphony groups Strong library system Museums More cultural events and venues
Edward Rosinski, 1, comments from on-line 8, 31, 2008,



Amy Pattin Internet comments 25 responses 3, 25, 2009, 16:30
There will be increased respect for cultural differences within the community. Partner with other cities to create a vital arts community. Learn from other art communities to help build our own. The potential for growth in arts and culture.
Paula George Webpage comments 25 posters NA 3, 27, 2009, 14:00 Concerts in the parks Strong traditionalist culture We treasure our architectural history Colorado Springs Philharmonic A culture that matches the beauty
Linda Meredith Leadership Summit, Antlers Hotel 6 3, 17, 2009, 13:30
There are a number of facilities that serve as gathering places leading to community The trails systems leads to connectivity

Emilie Satterwhite CS Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (at my table x 5 tables) Colorado College - Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 12:00 -Strong sense of local history and desire to preserve that -Active arts community -Events for young professionals (25-40 years of age) -there is a real "cultural feel" to the community -there is a community feel with residents being less divided and doing more things together -there is cultural diversity in food -great nightlife, not just clubs, but more live music venues and increased free concerts -Outdoor activities -the appreciation of local history and historic landmarks -Arts and music venues that currently exist -keeping the diversity already present in food and community festivals provide arts, drama and music education for youth, the younger the better -create a downtown multi-use stadium
Edward Rosinski, April 1st, on-line comments 3, 30, 2009,
thinking for that most of the time that city of colorado springs need more artist to response to the call for artist for right now i thinking that they need more artist or creativist for dream city in colorado springs. I'd like to see more events focused on Arts, music, and environment, and less events wanting us buying things made in China.

Edward Rosinski, on-line comments 4, 1, 2009,
More fabulous Events to attend! (cultural)

Kira Pasquesi Chamber Rising Professionals 8 people Slocum Commons, Colorado College 3, 31, 2009, 11:30
Live music that transcends culture and ethnicity Architecture and historical buildings Live music nights and events in the park National or regional artists coming Create medium sized event venue Local artists that want to stick around Reoccurring events that build tradition Weekly event calendar in grocery stores Expand GO section in the Gazette Annual and nationally recognized film festival
Wendy Mack Rotary Group 8 people Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 The library, the arts, the pikes peak center. Vibrant, attractive downtown with arts and entertainment. Lots of outdoor-centric activities (eg concerts). Historic buildings. Our history. The arts downtown. More outside art.
Prudence Zimmer, Leadership Summit, 5 at my table, Antlers 3, 17, 2009, 14:30 Arts perceived as valuable to the community


Jes Raintree Cheyenne Village Administration (Goodwill Industries Clients/Staff/Care Providers) 22 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Outdoor spaces, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak. More art (visual and performance) programs for disabled. More fun activities outside, try new things and have fun with others. Parks, community activities, hike trails, lakes. Outside camping and fishing. Lots of activities for teenagers.

Jes Raintree Old Colorado City Association 7 Old Town Guest House Conference Center 3, 10, 2009, 6:00 Children sports and open space. Skate park in Old Colorado City. Cultural event centers (PP Center, FAC, World Arena, Penrose Equestrian Center, Garden of the Gods). Sky Sox AAA Team.
Jes Raintree Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (1 of 5 tables) Colorado College, Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30 Arts and culture plentiful in our community.
Retain and expand businesses without invasion of outdoor vistas and activities. FAC.

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Paula George Chamber Rising Professionals 8 in my small group Colorado College Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30 We are preserving our history and culture Arts and culture are accessible to all--financially, locations, etc. People are truly involved in the art and culture communities Music in the parks Our historical institutions (FAC, Pioneers' Museum, etc.) Preserve our historical buildings, areas, etc.
Paula George CONO 12 in my small group Senior Center 4, 7, 2009, 7:00

Fine Arts Center Pikes Peak Center
Emilie Satterwhite, Come One Come All session at Sand Creek Library, 4 attendees 4, 8, 2009, 6:00 -fun festivals -sports oriented (kids, OTC) -there is a vibrant cultural milieu with art, music, the symphony, concerts in the parks etc -arts education (Bemis Art School) -Parks and Rec Youth Sports programs -Music festivals -more awareness of community cultural and recreational events
Paula George Website postings 4, 10, 2009,
Children's museum Large venue for big names in the music industry We hold the World's Fair with some fancy attraction We support the arts Pikes Peak Center Science museum
Amber Cote, Urban League/Dream City 2020, Youth Speak Out/Town Hall , there were six youth in my group, Galileo Math and Science School 4, 11, 2009, 2:00
*More diverse businesses that appeal to teens have business hours later into the evening so teens have something to do. * Neighborhood community centers that offer more for teens all day and later into the evening for dancing, music, art, etc.

Paula George Youth Speak Out 6 in my small group Galileo School 4, 11, 2009, 13:00
We attract the best entertainment--it's clean, healthy, appropriate for all ages Community arts district
Arts district
Edward Rosinski, Drop-In Group, 12, All Souls Unitarian Church 4, 14, 2009, 10:00 Craft fairs World class art center Arts community and diversity in our art Fine arts center City sponsored events (hill climb, spring spree, music in the park, art on the street, balloon fair) Children theater Pioneer museum
Frank Kinder Leadership Pikes Peak 17 attendees. LPP HQ. 3, 3, 2009, 13:00 we are cool and hip. we have neighborhood based events and festivals. we are known as vibrant and strong. (see previous page) art in the street. beautification. historic structures. other cultural features; beemis, futureself, etc. artists and craft persons as contributing factors. venues for performing arts. a community culture that welcomes people with engagement w/ greater inclusion toward decisions that promote opportunities to participate vs. our national perception of intolerance.
frank kinder, 2nd part of Leadership Pikes Peak HQ Visioning session 3, 3, 2009, 13:00



Diane Salek, Leadership Summit, Antlers Hilton, 3 attendees 3, 17, 2009, 13:30
"Brand" the city to promote culture

Kira Pasquesi City Council and Senior Staff 8 attendees City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 12:00 Our culture is defined by a unique city experience Do not need to go elsewhere for arts, culture, and shopping Cultural and natural mecca unique to this place (think Moab as an example) Street performers, vendors, fairs, and festivals Libraries and museums America the Beautiful and Acacia as event venues Movie nights or family oriented events that promote interaction
Jane Aiello - Interagency @ PPWFC (6) 4, 16, 2009, 13:00
more art on the street, more cultural business and activities downtown, not just bars/restaurants art on the street, museums, OTC, ASAFA more diverse street festivals downtown
Robin Spaulding; City council and City managers; 12 attendees; City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 11:30 World class culture and entertainment avenues- will gather people together Natural beauty, history and the arts in our community
Cultural places we currently have (did not list them) USOC; Broadmoor Hotel World class entertainment and cultural arts (national museum exhibits, performances, etc.0
Paul Martinez, Youth Speak Out Forum hosted by the Urban League, 6 attendees, co-facilitated with newer facilitator, whose name escapes me.... 4, 11, 2009, 2:00



Kathryn Curry, Scrib for the CONO Meeting at the Colorado Springs, CO Senior Center with approx 30 attendees 4, 7, 2009, 19:00 1.preservation of Pioneer Museum, City Auditorium et al 1.safe, beautiful DT/Parks 2.preserve and protect historical bldgs 3. 1.parks, trails, open space 2.preserve history 3.arts, music, theatre 1
Paula George PPITT 5 in my small group Pikes Peak Workforce Center 4, 16, 2009, 13:00
There are art exhibits city-wide, integrated into the fabric of the community Performance venues where we can see programs from distant venues holographically as well as local productions We have an outdoor amphitheatre (in place of the scar on the mountain?) Zoo, FAC, Pioneer Museum. OCC Heritage Center (historical markers)
Jessica Lister & Amber Cote Native American Advisory Council Unknown # of attendees El Pomar 4,  , 2009, 5:30
Culture--native people's Many opportunities for creative self-expression, spontaneous community art Show our pride in our community through public art The base of our arts
Paula George Artemis 7 in my small group Imagination Celebration in Citadel Mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:30 Art on the streets--continue and expand public art We value our past while we move forward We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the "Imagine Festival" We are a destination venue for activities, performances Library system Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Fine Arts Center Pioneer Museum Pikes Peak Center Children's Museum/Library/ performance center (not here today, but in the works soon!) The historical character that distinguishes the Pike Peak region Imagination Celebration
LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Teacher Sounding Board,16, Tesla School 4, 13, 2009, 17:00
Commitment to arts

LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Senior Sounding Board,12, D11 Administration Building 4, 24, 2009, 14:00 Community sectors with their own "flavor" All generations, diversity, all people reaching out to one another Unique downtown where people want to come - do not obstruct view of Pikes Peak, transportation access simple - remote parking lot with shuttle, all parking free. Promote visual, fine arts, music Fine Arts Center Downtown beauty, art, flower beds, etc.
Sherry Kirk, El Paso Corp, 12, 2 N Nevada 4, 27, 2009, 11:30 -Plaque to go with the statues to identify and describe it -to give the theme of a Western town
-our Historical buildings -programs, El Pomar, concerts in the park, parades (St. Patricks Day, Parade of Lights)
Anna Seder, Artemis Women, 7 people at my location, Celebration Place @ Citadel mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:00 The importance of the Pioneers Museum -- we need to remember our past as we look to the future. Historic preservation is key, but also requires $$$. We were founded as an art community (i.e., General Palmer). We need to preserve that heritage. Colorado Springs has become a "donut city" where everything happens outside downtown. We need downtown to be the cultural arts center of the community like it once was. The infrastructure of our trails and parks is fantastic, thanks to our founding fathers. We need to continue to nurture our trails and parks. Our cultural roots (i.e., arts, literature) We need to preserve our military heritage. Historic preservation
Yolanda Roberts District Attorney's Office 5 people in breakout session 105 East Vermijo Street 4, 30, 2009, 11:30 -History is maintained.
-Sidewalk art scultures and fountains. -Keep Kimball's (indie theatre). -Keep "quaint" downtown. -Provide a Children's Museum.
Jane Hammoud, Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group Directors, 10 4, 29, 2009, 15:00 Community involvement in arts everywhere There is art everywhere you go. The city is architecturally beautiful. The historical heritage - Old Colorado City and Manitou. FAC, Pikes Peak Center Uncle Wilber and Julie Penrose Fountains. Western spirit - relaxed and casual living. Lack interesting architecture and art THROUGHOUT the community (not just downtown)
Mark Tremmel, Old North End Neighborhood, 22 approx., First Luthern Assembly Hall 3, 17, 2009, 15:00 Victorian type architecture, hybrid of European and American culture Local art and dance is everywhere. Railroad and cowboy culture is apparent organized arts and community culture enhancement Victorian and cowboy culture respected and enlivened
Paula George Diversity Forum 7 in my small group Penrose Library, Carnegie Room 5, 1, 2009, 13:00
Large community of artists as an extension of a vibrant downtown We have a variety of cold-weather activities for children: i.e., childrens' museum, science museum COPPR Library system Fine Arts Center Pikes Peak Conservatory
Mark Tremmel, Community of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO), 30 approx. and Hancock Community Center 4, 7, 2009, 15:00 Arts and culture good but under funded Unique Victorian / western heritage in all we build and develop Indoctrination of people to our local culture and history More and Great public art
Paula George SAAL 8 The ARC 4, 30, 2009, 17:30 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo We attract better music concerts, big talents--good competition for Denver We have bigger venues so we can have Broadway shows Art classes are available for everyone throughout the region The Symphony is back Summer camps (like music camps for jazz, symphonic, folk musicians) School grounds are utilized during the summer for community activities Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Pioneer Museum Cliff dwellings, Cave of the Winds Performing arts--concerts, plays, etc.
Paula George Citizens Project 8 in my small group Penrose Library Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00 Keep the Pioneer Museum and other historical buildings
Libraries Pioneer Museum, Pikes Peak Center, Fine Arts Center City Auditorium Music in the Parks program Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras
Terry Shattuck CASA 9 701 South Cascade at the CASA office 4, 8, 2009, 15:30 more public art more privately supported forms of art in city The public supports all forms of art so we can expand cultural activities without needing public funds. Cheyenne Mtn Zoo A good sympahny Bemis art school The fine arts center Public gardens Balloon festival Copper Pikes Peak Center, World arena, Stargazers, etc.
Aaron Atwood, Hispanic Advisory Council, 30 attendees, Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30 financially support the arts Thriving art district

Aaron Atwood, UCCS School of Public Affairs, 12, UCCS 2, 18, 2009, 17:00


Add cultural emphasis to the city - like in the early days of its founding as an arts community
Aaron Atwood, CASA, 8, CASA HQ 4, 8, 2009, 15:30

Nonprofit community Human society Concerts & events Samll venues like Manitou arts theater El Pomar Parades & Festivals Interactive educational centers
Sherry Kirk- the Diversity Forum- 6 Pikes Peak Library 5, 1, 2009, 13:00
-arts, creativity and innovation are important to the economy -have all different culturs represented and something to celebrate -all the historical buildings, rich historical preservation -more inclusive culture, bring leaders together, cohisiveness, -make it easy to communicate (open communication line) and collaborate cross sector
Terry Shattuck Pikes Peak Workforce center 8 people Pikes Peak Workforce center - 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 did not come up in this ice breaking question 1. We have a community where people are willing to pay to support the arts and don't rely on government to provide the funds. 1. Pikes Peak Center and World Arena 2. small theaters and concert venues 3. Pikes Peak Hill climb 4. Fine arts ceter and art schools like Business of Arts Center and Bemis 5. A symphony and other local music venues. 6. Museums More arts of every sort. It is important that they pay their own way but get coordinated to generate interest and customers.
Emilie Satterwhite District Attorney's Office/Society of Women Engineers 6 attendees DAs Office 4, 30, 2009, 11:30 -preservation of region's history -active nightlife for all demographics -venues for a variety of different entertainment -flourishing art community -ample theater and performing arts -lots of sports parks for family recreation as well as pro sports -youth sports programs that mesh club and school sports together -Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, FAC, Pioneers Museum, 7 Falls -Downtown landmarks (like Palmer on his horse) -USOC, El Pomar
Jes Raintree Colorado Natives Club 18 Otis Park Community Center 4, 23, 2009, 6:00

Park system Community center for seniors City auditorium Facilities used all day for all age groups (safe for kids to go to..don't need to be big)
Paula George High school Girl Scouts 7 Leader's home 4, 28, 2009, 18:30 Preserve history, historical sites Venues for preserving/demonstrating skills (competitions, writing, art, etc.) Libraries Fine Arts Center Performance venues--Pikes Peak Center, Arnold Hall, World Arena Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Pioneer Museum OCC Heritage Center Mining museum Cave of the Winds Cultural heritage
Paula George Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group 21 in my group 525 N. Cascade (PPBHG office) 4, 29, 2009, 15:00
We have a robust arts and culture community Historic sites (zoo, 7 Falls, old courthouse, cog railroad, etc.) Library system Philharmonic, Fine Arts Center, CS Chorale, Pikes Peak Center
Paula George Middle School Girl Scouts 6 Leader's home 5, 5, 2009, 18:30

Zoo Libraries Museums
Paula George Clients and staff of PP Behavioral Health Group 15 Pathways 5, 6, 2009, 13:30 We preserve our heritage A variety of cultural activities and acceptance of different cultures We have fully-funded and expanded cultural/arts programs Historical sites Pikes Peak Cog Railway and other scenic and tourist attractions More theatres and other cultural outlets
Anna Seder, Citizen's Project, 10 attendees (already entered), Penrose Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00

Fine Arts Center City Auditorium Historic buildings Old Colorado City Manitou Springs Downtown - Uncle Wilbur Charming parts of our community (i.e., Downtown, Manitou, Old Colorado City) Chinook Book Store Library (PPLD)
Kira Pasquesi El Paso Corporation 12 El Paso Corp office 4, 28, 2009, 11:30 Preserve historical sites instead of building new Draw attention to the thriving art community Vibrant downtown Pedestrian shopping/entertainment area like the 16th street mall in Denver Live jazz like the Cotton Club Two major jazz festivals per year Music, art, concerts Street vendors and farmers' markets Conservatory Free zoo Open TESLA museum; feature him as well Fine arts Historical buildings Hibbards as a future shopping site Manitou and Old Colorado City Uncle Wilber Foundation and General Palmer statue Bring Van Briggle back Artisans Kimballs Increase awareness of copper pages and Peak Radar Town Square as an actual town center not a parking lot!
Anna Seder, Citizens' Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie Reading Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00



Anna Seder, Citizen's Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie 4, 29, 2009, 17:00



Paula George Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs 5 Cheyenne Mountain Library 5, 30, 2009, 10:00

Zoo, Garden of the Gods, Glen Eyrie, library system, art galleries, music, General Palmer statue
Webpage posts 6, 4, 2009, History of the region Gold Hill Mesa developed into a museum or natural conservatory Community support for the arts

Frank Kinder. Manitou Springs Economic Development Council. 21 Manitou Springs City Hall. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00 Katherine Bates-history-commericial tourism. All families /all children have low cost access to the arts, music, and sports. Arts, manitou springs street performers. Concrete Couch.
Frank Kinder, Manitou EDC, 21, Jun 25. Manitou Springs City Hall. Becci, this is an update to my earlier submission, i have two more pages of notes. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00