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Commission for the Arts 

Description:

The Commission for the Arts supports the development and expansion of the arts in Alexandria and serves as an advisory body to City Council. The Commission serves as the single funding source for all activities concerning the arts which are not conducted as part of a regularly scheduled City program. It seeks national, state and private support on behalf of the arts in Alexandria. The Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Approximately twelve hours per month are required of Commission members.  Commission members are required to become involved in various art projects/events throughout the City and serve on at least one committee or task force.

Number of Members:

16

Comments:

4 Members shall have expertise in the arts, including, but not limited to, arts educators, professional practitioners of various art disciplines and professional administrators working in the arts
3 Members shall have specific expertise in visual arts either as professional practitioners of visual art, curators of visual art, or as professional arts administrators currently working in the field
3 Members shall represent the public at large, as arts consumers or participants
3 Members shall be professionals in fields relevant to arts and cultural development, including cultural planning, marketing, finance, funding, tourism, promotion, non profit organizational development, and real estate development
2 Members shall be professionals in the field related to the visual appearance of the cityscape, such as architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture or urban design
1 Member shall be a student who resides in the City and attends a high school located in the City of Alexandria

Term of Service:

3-year term

City Staff Contact:

Diane Ruggiero, Recreation Department, 703.746.5590

List of Members:

  • Beth Coast
  • Susan Cohen
  • Gayle Converse
  • Pamela Corsini
  • Michael Detomo
  • Shirley Downs
  • Kate Elkins
  • Susan Gordon
  • Allison Heck
  • Eizabeth Betsy Hennigan
  • Michelle Kozlak
  • David Martin
  • Lucy Medley
  • Allison Nance
  • Patricia Shaffer
  • Matthew Stensrud

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson in the Office of the City Clerk/ Clerk of Counsel at (703) 746-4500.