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Natural Land Preservation Advisory Board
Board Overview
The purpose of the Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board is to oversee the acquisition, protection, stewardship, and use of the city's open spaces and natural lands in such a manner that will enhance the natural beauty of the city and provide for the enjoyment, health, and general welfare of its residents.

At a Glance
Specifications Details
Established by Resolution R-2018-8
Number on Board Five regular members, one alternate
Length of Term Three years
Council Liaison Mayor Pro Tem Sweetie Marbury
Regular Meeting Time Second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting Location Recreation Center

  • Provides recommendations relative to planning, developing, and implementing the Open Space Program
  • Reviews open space dedications within new developments
  • Evaluates and prioritizes parcels of land for inclusion in the Open Space Program
  • Develops and refines open space management policies
  • Reviews improvements on open space parcels, including natural surface trails
  • Promotes stewardship of the city's natural lands and maintain a healthy forest

Current Members
Name Appointed Term Expires
Adam Howell 03/05/2018 01/31/2021
Steve McClung, Ex-Officio, Colorado Parks and Wildlife NA NA
Suzanne Connors, Alternate 03/05/2018 01/31/2021
Cathy Metz, Parks & Recreation Director NA NA
Carter Reiter, Youth Ex-Officio 05/04/2017 07/31/2018
Mark Smith 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Steve Whiteman 02/07/2017 01/31/2020
Warren Rider 08/2017 01/31/2019
Susan Ulery 05/17/2016 01/31/2019