Open Space and Trails Advisory Board

When Arapahoe County voters approved a 0.25 percent sales tax in November 2003 for the preservation of open space, parks, and trails, they also created the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board (OSTAB).

Made up of seven members from across the county, the board is responsible for:

  • Reviewing proposed projects
  • Making recommendations regarding the distribution of revenue
  • Performing other duties as permitted under the resolution

OSTAB Members

OSTAB Members
Left to right – Grider Lee, Beverly Bradshaw, JD Key, Dala Giffin, Russell Stewart, Sharon Powers

Members are chosen by the Board of County Commissioners:

  • Russell Stewart, District 1
  • Vacant, District 2
  • Grider Lee, District 3
  • Vacant, District 4
  • John Swartz, District 5
  • Martin Herz, At large
  • Dala Giffin, At large
  • District Map

Staff Representative
Phone: 720-874-6540

OSTAB Meetings

Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m., generally on the fourth Monday of every other month. 

The June 27 OSTAB meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams or in person at 6934 S Lima St., Suite A, Centennial, CO 80112. Please note that per local health mandate, face masks are currently recommended in County buildings.

Call-in information is below.

Meeting Dial-in Number:  719-569-5048 -  Phone Conference ID: 225475361#