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Arvada Arts and Culture Commission

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The Arvada Arts and Culture Commission (AACC) supports, cultivates, and advocates for a variety of arts, culture, and heritage opportunities throughout our community. Other goals include: Outreach and support of local artists; liaison and partner with the Arvada Historical Society, the Arvada Festivals Commission, the Parks Advisory Committee, and other organizations; and the creation of a Cultural District. The Commission presented their Cultural Master Plan to City Council, which was adopted on June 4, 2018.

For more information on arts and culture opportunities in Arvada, visit the Arts & Culture web page.

General Information

The AACC generally meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.  The Commission consists of 9 voting members appointed by City Council. The current members of the AACC are:

  • Katie Arntzen, Secretary (Leaving April 2019)
  • Rochelle Bennett, Treasurer
  • D Manton Reiser, Chair
  • Pete Simon
  • Marty Myers, Vice Chair
  • Suzanne Ellenbogen
  • Bob Dyer
  • Two seats in the process of being filled

This is a volunteer appointment. Term of office varies. Only one member of the Commission may live outside of the city limits of Arvada.  NOTE: A background check will be required before serving on this Board.


There are currently no vacancies on the Arts and Culture Commission.


For more information about the Arts and Culture Commission, please contact Charise Canales at