We are seeking volunteers to help make the Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial celebration a historic success throughout our community!
Responsible for creating and implementing activities and adding the sesquicentennial into existing Pioneer’s Museum curriculum and raising awareness among K-12 schools and summer programs in area.
Chair: Meg Poole
Downtown & Events
Communicate with and recruit downtown businesses for activation and sponsorship; Plan community activations downtown; infuse theme into existing downtown activities (PikeRide, First Friday,etc)
Oversee integration of theme into existing events; plan and execute events surrounding celebrations and key dates
Chair: Blank Zink
Arts, Music & Culture
Infuse theme into existing art events; Create opportunities for artists to engage; Work with Schools on art curriculum or contest around Sesquicentennial
Chair: Matt Mayberry
Obtain key artifacts for display during promotional period; Develop and promote reading list; help produce media assets including historic photos, etc.
Chair: Matt Mayberry
Coordinate “official” sponsors to include beer/whiskey, coin, commemorative labels, etc. as well as to host “official” Sesquicentennial events
Chair: Karen Palus, Jamie Fabos, Matt Mayberry
Develop digital comms strategy for lead up and execution, possible App development
Chair: Adriane Matkovich,
Promotions & Media
Develop promotional activity and handle media outreach for lead up and events; work with digital communications team
Chair: Jamie Fabos,
Neighborhoods & Community Groups
Develop ways to engage neighborhoods and community organizations from all sections of the city to activate and take part in the lead up and events.
Chair: Kim Melchor
Tourism & Attractions
Engage attractions in promotional activities and events; Promote to visitors and residents alike
Chair: Sandy Elliot
Create and sell sponsorship / underwriting packages to fund event; handle LART application
Chair: Donna Nelson
Plan upscale Gala event at Antlers or ENT Center
Chair: Jamie Fabos and Karen Palus
Involve military bases and incorporate military history into event
Chair: Mattie Gullixon
Involve native tribes in celebrations and collaboration
Chair: Anna Cordova
Then & Now
Find ways to connect our history with our present and celebrate where we came from and where we're headed as a city.
Chair: Ryan Trujillo