The Town Council established the Arts Commission in March of 1990 to be the Council's advisory body on matters related to arts and cultural facilities and programs in Danville. The Commission's eight members are all appointed by the Council. In order to better serve the interests of the community's young people, one of the members is appointed from within the Town's student population. Public meetings are held at least once every two months and public participation is encouraged. In addition to its role in implementing policies for community and civic facilities, the Arts Commission also plays a role in implementing several Park and Recreation policies. The Arts Commission is responsible for promoting interest and support for the arts within the community at large. Those interested in being an Arts Commissioner do not necessarily need to be experienced in the arts, but the following qualities would be helpful: enthusiasm for, and interest in, the arts; a desire to see the arts recognized and flourish in Danville; devotion to the quality of life issues that the arts can provide; be willing to dedicate enough time to make a difference; ability to apply personal or business talents to the Commission; and a willingness to network with the arts community.
The Arts Commission meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street, Danville. A majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The Commission shall elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair from among its members. The Chair and the Vice-Chair serve for a term of one year and until the successor of each is appointed and qualified.
The powers and duties of the Commission are to:
The Town Council, when making appointments to the Commission, gives special consideration to persons who are specially qualified by reason of training, experience, interest or involvement in the arts and letters, particularly as related to artistic and cultural activities in the Town of Danville.
All members of the Commission must be residents of the Town of Danville.
The Town Council appoints one youth commissioner to serve a two-year term on the Commission and represent the interests of Danville youth. The youth commissioner must be a Danville resident of high school age. The youth commissioner has the same obligations and authority of all other commissioners.
The term of office of each member of the Commission is four (4) years unless otherwise determined by the Town Council.
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Celeste Evans (925) 820-6711 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Gallinger(925) 216-6893 (C)email@example.com
Tricia Grame(925) 820-1183 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Kenber (925) 787-0962 (C) email@example.com
Beverly Kumar, Chair(763) 742-3126 (C)firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Richards(925) 209-7041 (C)email@example.com
Susan Ritner, Vice Chair(925) 820-1084 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Gillette(925) 786-0938 (C)email@example.com
Terms expiring June 30, 2019: Tricia Grame, Beverly Kumar, Christina RichardsTerms expiring June 30, 2021: Celeste Evans, Susan Gallinger, Christopher Kenber, Susan RitnerYouth Rep term expires June 30, 2018: Harry GillettePoet Laureate term expires June 30, 2019: Elaine Betts
Town Council Liaison: Robert Storer