Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

In Memory of Jane Spain

Past Historian and Co-founder of BCAH 

Jane is a treasured member of the community, a "Living Legend of Dance" awardee through the University of Denver, the founder of Broomfield's first dance studio (Dance Arts Studio, which is now operated by Heidi Thomas), and BCAH’s longtime historian. While Jane’s position is not an elected position, she is a valued and loved member of BCAH and one of the original advocates for BCAH’s formation and the start of art in Broomfield. Jane continues to represent the legacy of BCAH and Broomfield with her friendliness, positive energy, and kindness to everyone. She was also the 2002 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. 

Carolyn Crouse

Board Member
Carolyn, a Broomfield resident since 1971, graduated from Broomfield High School in 1980. In the spring of her senior year, she was the first vocalist from a Broomfield choir to be chosen to the Colorado All State Choir. She is a dedicated vocal performer with the Broomfield Women's Astor Choir directed by Dr. Tina Lynn-Craig and also performs as a duet with her partner singer/songwriter/guitarist, Patrick O'Kelly. Carolyn has also run a private piano studio in her house since 1998. She is the President of the Broomfield Music Teachers Association and has several students play in the Annual Broomfield Piano Festival. She is a wife, mother of 3 and grandmother of five and loves needle arts and cats. She was also the 2020 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts.  

Arlene Languerand 

Board Member

Arlene moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 1995 from her home state of Vermont. She moved to Broomfield in 2002 where she has enjoyed raising her three children. Her family found a love for volunteering when she worked for Broomfield Meals on Wheels. Her family has volunteered for BCAH for many years and enjoys the variety of programs that are offered to the community. When she is not working as a SSN ParaEducator for Adams 12, she likes to spend time with her kids, traveling, and cooking. Arlene was BCAH's Volunteer of the Year at the 2nd Annual Gala in September of 2023. 


Kathy Klatt

When Kathy isn't volunteering for BCAH, she is spending time with her beloved grandchildren. For decades, Kathy was a treasured and favorited Broomfield Children's Librarian who was responsible for much of the Library’s creative programming for children and families, such as Wonderful Wednesdays/Fabulous Fridays and Día de los Niño's/Libros. She was also the 2008 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. She retired a few years ago to focus on her family, serve as the liaison for Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, and volunteer for BCAH. 

​​​Chippy Cianci

Vice President

Chippy grew up in New Jersey, moved to Colorado in 1974, and then to Broomfield in 1989. She ran a licensed childcare service from her home while raising her two children. When her children were involved with the popular Broomfield Summer Youth Players program, Chippy became a volunteer in Broomfield’s art scene and has remained a strong advocate assisting with organizing events, such as Broomstock. She works as a Property Transfer Technician for the City and County of Broomfield Assessor Department and holds a BS in Natural Resources Management from CSU. Chippy has traveled extensively and worked overseas. She was also the 2015 recipient of the Heart of Broomfield Award for the Arts. 


The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities' Board of Directors is comprised of 7-12 volunteers from the community, who are elected by active individual, group, and business members. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month (except in June, July, and December) virtually or at the Brunner Farmhouse. To sit in on these public meetings, send an email to BCAH

Board members are also encouraged to volunteer at select events, be a committee member on the events planning committee, and/or attend the 3rd Thursday group quarterly meetings at 7 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a board member, BCAH is always looking for new business-oriented members and creatives who are eager to help BCAH grow arts and culture in Broomfield. For more information, contact BCAH by clicking here. 

Hunter Mack

Board Member

Hunter is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who teaches out of his home studio in Longmont, Colorado. He studied classical guitar performance, composition, and music theory at Metropolitan State University. When Hunter is not teaching one of his many instruments, he manages his family's farm, providing organically grown produce to local food banks and families in need. Hunter is also the Program Director of BCAH’s newest program in development, Music for All Colorado.


In Memory of Sherill Bunetta

Past President and Treasurer

For many years, BCAH was lucky to have Sherill as its backbone. As a past Heart of Broomfield for Arts award recipient, she dedicated a great deal of her life to the continuation of BCAH and ensured it was consistently on track from its finances to its operations. It is with our deepest regret to share that Sherill passed away in October, 2020. Sherill was a friend to many and a shining light for us all. She wholeheartedly believed that arts, culture, and science must be present, vibrant, and available to all in every community. The family has asked that donations be made in her name. To donate, click on the donate button and select her fund name from the program list or send a check to BCAH, PO Box 681, Broomfield, CO 80038.