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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 one grant review panel and one committee.

Number of Members:

15

Comments:

5 Members who have expertise in the arts, either as practitioners of various art disciplines or as professional administrators working in the field
5 Members who represent the public-at-large, as arts consumers and participants
5 Members who represent arts education or business expertise relative to arts and cultural development, including such perspectives as marketing, finance/funding, tourism promotion and organizational development

Term of Service:

3-year term

City Staff Contact:

Diane Ruggiero, Recreation Department, 703.746.5590

List of Members:

  • Cynthia Clauson
  • Pamela Corsini
  • Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, Chair
  • Michael Detomo
  • Shirley Downs
  • Kathryn Dureska
  • Kate Elkins
  • Susan Gordon
  • Michelle Kozlak
  • David Martin
  • Lucy Medley
  • Allison Nance
  • Patricia Shaffer
  • Matthew Stensrud
  • Margaret Wohler

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.