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Committees & Task Forces

Committees are an important part of the administration of the Master Association and Metropolitan District. Some are limited in the number of members; others are open to as many residents as are interested in volunteering. In addition, the Boards appoint a Task Force when they determine that a special topic warrants. A Committee is ongoing and serves to advise the Boards, and in specific tasks, act on behalf of the Boards. A Task Force is formed to work on a defined project. For the current schedule of committee and task force meetings, see the Community Calendar.

Equestrian Center Task Force

The Master Association Board is expanding the scope of the Equestrian Center Task Force. The Task Force shall review current policies and programs listed below and develop recommendations for any updates to be presented to the Board.

• Equestrian Center policies and practices
• Boarding waitlists
• Resident/non-resident boarding
• Resident/non-resident fee schedules
• Changes to the mixture of horses that board in the pasture, barn, pipe pen, and shed row.
• Independent trainer roles, responsibilities, benefits, fees.
• Adding a part-time maintenance person to the Equestrian Center staff.
• Community outreach programs

There are openings for volunteers to serve on the Task Force. Interested volunteers should submit an application to victoriad@kcranch.org by Friday, Dec. 29 at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Chris Pacetti at chrisp@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 116.

Draft Job Desciption Task Force Application

Architectural Committee

The Master Association Architectural Committee carries the responsibility of “how Ken-Caryl Ranch looks.” Everything from colors of exterior paint on individual homes to signage – and the myriad of details in between – helps to create the community that we all call home. Members of the Committee are dedicated volunteers who are appointed by the KCRMA Board of Directors. To learn more about the Architectural Committee, see Article VIII of the Master Declaration. The Community Standards Administrator, Jenny Bernal, is the staff liaison for this Committee. Jenny can be reached at jennyb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 113. Meeting schedule – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 7:30 a.m. at the Ranch House. Committee members:

  • Jenny Bernal (MA Staff Representative)
  • Peggy Coen
  • Wade Cummings
  • Brian Daigle (Consultant)
  • Bill Farrell (Emeritus)
  • Chris Figge (MA Board Representative)
  • Kieran Hardesty (Chairman)
  • Chris Pacetti (MA Staff Representative)

Community Planning Committee

This joint Master Association and Metropolitan District Committee assumed responsibility from the KC2020 Task Force for developing a long-range Community Master Plan, monitoring the implementation of the plan and ensuring regular updates at least annually. You can see the Community Plan, reports, survey data, meeting minutes and KC2020 information on the Community Planning page. Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis. For questions, contact Victoria DeSair at victoriad@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 122. Committee members:

  • Melissa Daruna (MD Staff Representative)
  • Victoria DeSair (MA Staff Representative)
  • Elizabeth Dowdell
  • Chris Figge (MA Board Representative)
  • Chris Hice
  • Kedra Hood (Chair)
  • Lauri Lehan-Milano (MD Board Representative)
  • Michael Miro
  • Chris Pacetti (MA Staff Representative)
  • Melinda Sanders
  • Valerie Walling

Covenant Control Committee

The Master Association Covenant Control Committee is established “To uphold the governing documents of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association and to ensure enforcement in a fair and timely manner.” Members of the Covenant Control Committee are dedicated homeowners living in various neighborhoods of Ken-Caryl Ranch and volunteering their time and energy. To accomplish this mission, the Covenant Control Committee conducts hearings with and for property owners who are not in compliance with the above. The Community Standards Administrator, Jenny Bernal, is the staff liaison for this committee. She can be reached at jennyb@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 113. Meeting schedule – 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:30 p.m. at the Ranch House. Committee members:

  • Jenny Bernal (MA Staff Representative)
  • Chris Figge (MA Board Representative)
  • Emma Figge
  • Janet Raban
  • Matt Thomson

Election Committee

The purpose of the Master Association Election Committee is to administer the annual election of the Master Association Board members. Committee members:

  • Peggy Coen
  • Dianne Jones
  • Seth Murphy (MA Board Representative)
  • Susan Priest

Equestrian Task Force

The Equestrian Task Force shall develop recommendations for both short and long term facility improvements to the Center. Recommendations will include funding plans. Please see the Equestrian Center page for meeting minutes and the Community Calendar for meeting dates. For questions or more information about the Task Force, contact Sierra Pokorn at sierrap@kcranch.org or 303-979-4500. Task Force members:

  • Harlan Cleaver
  • Sandra Devin
  • Art Freitas
  • Michele Heupel
  • Ian Holtum
  • Tom Krowl
  • Scott Lemberger

Historical Society Committee

The purpose of the Historical Society is to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical aspects of the Ranch. There are numerous sites located throughout the Ranch with historical significance that are available to the residents of the Ranch for use and enjoyment. The committee shall seek to protect and preserve the sites, as well as to make them more accessible and usable to the residents of the Ranch. Our website has a full section on the History of Ken-Caryl Ranch. If you’re interested in joining the Historical Society, contact Jim Antes at jandmantes@comcast.net. Starting in January 2018, the Historical Society will meet every other month on the second Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ranch House. See the Community Calendar for the meeting schedule. Committee members:

  • Jim Antes (Chair)
  • Mary Antes
  • Pat Badolato
  • Vinny Badolato
  • Stephanie Berg
  • Lois Claggett
  • Marilyn Elrod
  • Mary Everson
  • Lori Kraft
  • Steve Kraft
  • Ellen McClurkin
  • Leslie Miller
  • Marilyn Norris
  • Linda Omdahl
  • Chris Pacetti (MA Staff Representative)
  • Elizabeth Pearson
  • Mark Rieger
  • Gary Wambaugh
  • Jack Warner

Historical Society Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Oct. 18, 2017 Agenda
July 19, 2017 Minutes
July 19, 2107 Agenda

Open Space Committee

The function of the Master Association Open Space Committee is to make recommendations to the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association Board of Directors for the management and maintenance of the over 4,800 acres of Open Space owned by the Master Association. Meeting schedule – 4th Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Dakota Lodge. For questions or more information about the Open Space Committee, contact Sean Warren at seanw@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 463. Committee members:

Voting Members:

  • Mark Celusniak (Chair)
  • Colin Crotty (Vice Chair)
  • Sean Devin
  • Brian Lee
  • Tim Moriarty
  • David Schmude
  • Bruce Stover (Secretary)

Non-Voting Members:

  • Vinny Badolato, History Committee Representative
  • Bob Generoli, MD Board Representative
  • Dan Mullins, MA Board Representative
  • Sean Warren, MA Open Space Manager

Open Space Management Plan Task Force

The Open Space Management Plan Task Force is a joint committee of the Master Association and Metropolitan District. The purpose of the Open Space Management Plan Task Force is to review the existing Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space Management Plan and the working copy of the Comprehensive Plan developed by the 2004 Task Force, and recommend any necessary changes to the Open Space Committee, the Master Association Board and the Metropolitan District Board. For questions or more information about the Open Space Committee, contact Sean Warren at seanw@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 163. The group meets on an as-needed basis. Please check the Community Calendar for meeting dates.

Committee Members:

  • Mark Celusniak (Chair)
  • Bruce Heise
  • Bridget Mitchell (Vice Chair)
  • Tim Moriarty
  • Pamela Roszell

Liaisons and Staff:

  • Victoria DeSair (MA Communications Director)
  • Bob Generoli (MD Board Liaison)
  • Brian Lee (Open Space Committee Liaison)
  • Dan Mullins (MA Board Liaison)
  • Sean Warren (MA Open Space Manager)

Meeting Notes:

July 18, 2017
June 13, 2017

May 31, 2017

May 17, 2017

April 20, 2017
April 6, 2017

Feb. 28, 2017
Feb. 1, 2017

Jan. 10, 2017

Nov. 29, 2016

Nov. 8, 2016

Oct. 19, 2016
Sept. 7, 2016
Aug. 23, 2016
July 12, 2016
June 14, 2016
June 1, 2016

Parks Advisory Committee

The Parks Advisory Committee shall develop plans for modifications of the Ranch signage, irrigation systems, plantings, turf areas, parks and playgrounds. These plans will assist the decision-making of the Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association and Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District Boards and staff. For questions or more information about the Parks Advisory Committee, contact Melissa Daruna at melissad@kcranch.org or 303-979-1876, ext. 136.

  • Paul Camp
  • Melissa Daruna (MD Staff Representative)
  • Lauri Lehan-Milano (MD Board Representative)
  • Pat Malloy (Parks Department Representative)
  • Mike Miro
  • Seth Murphy (MA Board Representative)
  • Chris Pacetti (MA Staff Representative)
  • Steve Pike (Chair)
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