Arts and Culture Commission

Meetings

The Commission shall meet at least four times per year and shall adopt by majority vote such rules as it shall deem expedient for the conduct of business not contrary to other provisions and policies heretofore adopted by the City Council.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings and minutes are available following approval.
Agendas and Minutes

Members

NameRepresentativeTerm Expires
Alison LindsayArt Educator (K-8th)
June 30, 2025
Stephen ReavesArt Educator (9th-College)June 30, 2025
Melissa Weiss WalterVisual ArtsJune 30, 2024
Mickey MounarathPerforming ArtsJune 30, 2026
Karen Childress-EvansMusical ArtsJune 30, 2026
Jenny BourbielAt LargeJune 30, 2024
Rodney ElliotAt LargeJune 30, 2026

Overview

The Commission shall consist of seven appointed members as follows:  two members to be art educators (one kindergarten through 8th grade, one 9th grade through college); one member to represent the visual arts; one member to represent the performing arts; one member to represent the musical arts; and two members to be at large.  

The Commission shall meet at least four times per year and shall adopt by majority vote such rules as it shall deem expedient for the conduct of business not contrary to other provisions and policies heretofore adopted by the City Council.

Commission Responsibilities

The mission of the Arts and Culture Commission is to promote the arts, along with the historical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of the community by using the arts as a mechanism to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

The commission shall have the following duties and functions:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council on policies relating to public art; 
  • Promote, encourage and increase support for the arts; 
  • Make recommendations on new ways to integrate arts and culture into community life; 
  • Plan, participate in, and/or help sponsor events showcasing art throughout the City;
  • Consult and work with community organizations to coordinate activities of the Commission.