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

Established byResolution R-2018-8
Number on BoardFive regular members, one alternate
Length of TermThree years
Council LiaisonKim Baxter
Regular Meeting TimeSecond Monday of every month at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting LocationRecreation 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

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Adam Howell03/05/201801/31/2021
Steve McClung, Ex-Officio, Colorado Parks and WildlifeNANA
Suzanne Connors, Alternate03/05/201801/31/2021
Cathy Metz, Parks & Recreation DirectorNANA
Mark Smith02/07/201701/31/2020
Steve Whiteman02/07/201701/31/2020
Ian Altman02/19/201901/31/2022
Laura Trimboli02/19/201901/31/2022