Open Space Advisory Council

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: 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.

  • 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.
Current Members

  • Meagan Graham - Lower Blue Basin
  • Terry Craig - Snake River Basin
  • John Uban - Snake River Basin
  • Laura Rossetter - Tenmile Basin
  • Jerod Swanson - Tenmile Basin
  • Jeff Zimmerman - Upper Blue
  • Dave Bittner - At Large
  • Robert Gregory - At Large
  • Peter Grosshuesch - At Large
  • Greg Guevara - At Large
  • Arthur Hardin - At Large
  • Libby Pansing - At Large
  • Paul Semmer - At Large

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 Allison Morton ([email protected]).

Summit County Open Space Advisory Council By-laws

Recent Summit County Open Space Advisory Council Meetings and Agendas

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