Elaine Mariner
Elaine Mariner Cultural Director, Town of Parker

Points of View

I’m honored to work with the remarkable and talented staff of Parker’s Cultural Department to develop downtown Parker as a vibrant destination for arts, culture and entertainment. Working in partnership with a number of local artists and organizations, we bring to the community a rich mix of performing arts and visual arts experiences, as well as arts and science education opportunities for all ages.
Denver’s arts community is incredibly fortunate to have a private foundation that is steadfastly committed to ensuring public access to diverse cultural opportunities and artistic excellence. I was thrilled to be invited to serve as a community representative on the board, and I look forward to bringing my expertise in public sector arts funding to help BSF pursue its dual goals of enriching Denver’s cultural life and cultivating outstanding leadership.

Meet Elaine Mariner

Elaine Mariner was elected to the Foundation’s Board as Community Trustee in April 2017. She is the Cultural Director for the Town of Parker, a position she has held since late 2012. Elaine oversees Parker’s cultural facilities including the Parker Arts, Cultural and Events Center (PACE), the historic Schoolhouse, Ruth Memorial Chapel and the Discovery Park Band Shell. She also manages the public art program and collection, as well as the development and implementation of Parker’s downtown Creative District. Elaine has worked in the arts industry for more than 20 years and has a wide variety of experience. Prior to joining the Town of Parker, she served eight years as the Director of the Colorado Creative Industries Division of State Office of Economic Development. In addition to Colorado Creative Industries, she held positions with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Arts Communications, Inc. in Denver, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Elaine holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from George Mason University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her husband Chris enjoy skiing, tennis, sailing and walking the beach.