Open Space Advisory Council

The Summit County Open Space Advisory Council is an appointed citizen board responsible for recommending open space acquisition priorities to the Summit County Board of County Commissioners and providing input on open space and trails management in the County.

The council consists of up to 13 members: one or two representatives from each of Summit County's four planning basins (pdf) (Upper Blue Basin, Lower Blue Basin, Snake River Basin and Tenmile Basin) and six at-large representatives. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and must be full-time residents of Summit County.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m., first Wednesday of each month
  • Meetings are in person or remote; location and link are included on each month's agenda and posted to this page. 
  • Occasional site visits are also scheduled throughout the year by the council to review properties that could be recommended for open space purchases.
Members

  • John Taylor- Lower Blue Basin
  • Meagan Graham - Lower Blue Basin
  • John Uban - Snake River Basin
  • Terry Craig - Snake River Basin
  • Laura Rossetter - Tenmile Basin
  • Paul Semmer - At Large
  • Arthur Hardin - At Large
  • Jeff Zimmerman - Upper Blue
  • Robert Gregory - At Large
  • Turk Montepare - Upper Blue Basin
  • Peter Grosshuesch - At Large
  • Dave Bittner - At Large
Open Space Advisory Council

The Summit County Open Space Advisory Council is an appointed citizen board responsible for making recommendations on land acquisitions and open space and trails management to the Summit County Board of County Commissioners. The council consists of up to 13 members: two representatives from each of Summit County's four planning basins (Upper Blue Basin, Lower Blue Basin, Snake River Basin and Tenmile Basin) and up to five at-large representatives.

  • OSAC makes recommendations regarding property acquisitions, open space protection, and the management and maintenance of open space assets, including trails. OSAC and staff recently completed the Open Space and Trails Master Plan, which outlines the department’s priorities and future projects. This plan is a great resource for anyone interested in being an OSAC member.
  • OSAC meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm either virtually or in person at the County Commons in Frisco.
  • Occasional site visits are also scheduled throughout the year to review open space properties and management strategies.
  • OSAC members shall be appointed for a three-year term, which begins and ends on February 1st of each calendar year.
OPENINGS

OSAC is not recruiting new members at this time. Applications will be available for new appointments beginning in December 2024. 

For more information about OSAC, please email or call Allison Morton ([email protected] / 970-668-4213).

Summit County Open Space Advisory Council By-laws


Recent Summit County Open Space Advisory Council Meetings and Agendas
2024

06/24/24 Open Space Advisory Council June Meeting Agenda      
05/08/24 Open Space Advisory Council May Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/12/24 Open Space Advisory Council March Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/07/24 Open Space Advisory Council February Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/10/24 Open Space Advisory Council January Meeting Agenda       Minutes