5. Promoting Arts & Culture in Our Community

At the mayor’s initiation the City Council approved the creation of an Arts & Culture Commission in 2020. The group is charged with integrating more visual, musical, and performing arts into our downtown and community at large. I am proud to serve as a liaison to this dedicated group of volunteers and fully support their mission, resourcing them as needed, and hope to help them with backing and ideas. The group is already exploring many exciting possibilities to bring even more vibrancy to our community.

As part of the city’s development effort downtown, creating space for mural work has already been included in the Washington & Front development agreement, and I look forward to helping that become a placemaking reality for our community. The group will bring together more arts focused events, activities, and hopefully attractions in the years to come!