Launch Event for Larimer SCFD Petition-Signing Campaign

Poudre Landmarks Foundation encourages community members to support the Larimer Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a worthy endeavor that would benefit not only the 1879 Avery House and the 1883 Water Works but many other art, culture, and science organizations throughout Larimer County.

The SCFD will be a game changer for Larimer County and will greatly enhance cultural experiences for all!

Larimer SCFD
Support Science & Culture in Larimer County
Larimer SCFD believes that access to science and cultural experiences for all citizens is essential to the current and future prosperity of Larimer County. This regional, cooperative venture is modeled on the successful Denver SCFD, a special tax district established in 1988 in the Denver metro area to support art, culture, and science organizations to enrich the community.

The creation of a Larimer SCFD is to be determined by the voters of Larimer County on November 8, 2016. These public dollars would create a sustainable, consistent source of funds for natural science, natural history, visual arts, performing arts, and cultural history experiences throughout Larimer County. The Larimer SCFD is a new levy of a one-tenth of one percent sales tax (one penny on a $10 purchase).

Join Us As We Start Our Petition Campaign for the November Ballot
Come to the petition-launch party this Saturday! There will be a presentation to help everyone understand the positive impact the SCFD will have, followed by a volunteer training, a meet-and-greet with team captains, and a sign-up for volunteer positions.

When: Saturday, May 21, 4-6pm
Where: Community Creative Center / Carnegie Building, 200 Mathews St., Fort Collins, CO 80522


If you have any questions, please contact PLF Executive Director Jennifer Beccard at or 970-221-0533.

The proposed SCFD would support PLF events like these:
School tours of the 1879 Avery House are offered year round.
The Bluegrass Patriots peform at the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the 1879 Avery House.
The annual Historic Homes Tour highlights Fort Collins' historic buildings.
Kids learn about water and firefighting history at the Big Splash at the 1883 Water Works.
The Avery gazebo is refurbished and dedicated to longtime Avery volunteer Margareth Merrill.
Mother and Father Christmas grace the Avery House Holiday Open House.
Visitors can tour the 1883 Water Works on the 2nd Saturday of May-Oct.
Tea on the Avery Lawn is a Fort Collins favorite.
Weddings on the Avery lawn are a community tradition.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman, Vice President | Cheryl Donaldson | Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Dick Spiess | Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Exec. Director | Linda Harty, Admin. Assistant
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