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Arts Commission

Description: The members of this commission are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Arts Commission is housed with the Economic Development Department. It recommends strategies to promote the artistic and cultural growth of Orange County, advises the Board of Commissioners on matters involving the arts, and acts as the granting panel for two annual funding programs available to individual artists and non-profit groups sponsoring arts projects in Orange County. To learn more, go to the following web address: www.artsorange.org/

To learn more about this Commission, please visit the Arts Commission website.

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Meeting Time and Date 6:00 p.m. second Monday of each month Contact Person Martha Shannon
Meeting Place Alternating Contact Phone 919-968-2011
Number of Positions 15 Contact E-Mail mshannon@orangecountync.gov
Terms Length 3 years 

Member Name and Term Information

Lindsey Alexander, Vice-Chair Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 3/22/2012  Current Appointment: 3/22/2012 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2015  Number of Terms:

Katherine Dickson, Secretary Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 5/3/2011  Current Appointment: 3/22/2012 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2015  Number of Terms:

Brian Finch Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 3/18/2014  Current Appointment: 3/18/2014 
Township: Cedar Grove Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Doris A. Friend Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 11/19/2013  Current Appointment: 11/19/2013 
Township: Bingham Expiration: 9/30/2016  Number of Terms:

Geoffrey Hathaway Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 11/8/2012  Current Appointment: 3/18/2014 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Deborah Hepp Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 6/18/2013  Current Appointment: 6/18/2013 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2016  Number of Terms:

Tim Hoke Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 9/16/2014  Current Appointment: 9/16/2014 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2015  Number of Terms:  

Tinka Jordy Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 9/16/2014  Current Appointment: 9/16/2014 
Township: Bingham Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Emily Lees Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 4/21/2009  Current Appointment: 3/22/2012 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2015  Number of Terms:

Bronwyn Merritt Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 9/16/2014  Current Appointment: 9/16/2014 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 3/31/2015  Number of Terms:  

Ashley Nissler Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 4/23/2013  Current Appointment: 3/18/2014 
Township: Hillsborough Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Kathleen Ponder Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 2/4/2014  Current Appointment: 2/4/2014 
Township: Hillsborough Expiration: 9/30/2016  Number of Terms:

Joy Salyers Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 9/16/2014  Current Appointment: 9/16/2014 
Township: Hillsborough Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Devra Thomas, Chair Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 3/19/2013  Current Appointment: 3/18/2014 
Township: Cheeks Expiration: 3/31/2017  Number of Terms:

Scott Van Manen Resid. Require: At-Large  Special Repr:  
First Appointed: 9/16/2014  Current Appointment: 9/16/2014 
Township: Chapel Hill Expiration: 9/30/2016  Number of Terms: