Arts and Culture Commission

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Participants march in the Hillsborough Handmade Parade in Orange County, N.C. Credit: Donn Young for Orange County, N.C.


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Katie Cashion Commissioner Guilford County, North Carolina

Vice Chair

Marilyn Brown Commissioner Franklin County, Ohio
Robert Cole Commissioner Santa Rosa County, Florida
Shelley Goodman Taub Commission Chair Oakland County, Michigan
Allison Mays Board Member Washington County, Virginia
Renee Price Commissioner Orange County, North Carolina
Jerry Red Council Member St. Landry Parish, Louisiana


Neil Ahrens Commissioner Emmet County, Michigan
William Altimus Parish Administrator Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Marvin Arrington Commissioner Fulton County, Georgia
Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh Commissioner Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Kitty Barnes Commissioner Catawba County, North Carolina
Mary Ann Borgeson Commissioner Douglas County, Nebraska
Toni Carter Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Michelle Deatrick Commissioner Washtenaw County, Michigan
Nancy Detert Commissioner Sarasota County, Florida
Jay Dick Sr. Director, State and Local Government Affairs Americans for the Arts
Lenny Eliason Commissioner Athens County, Ohio
Cattie Epps Commissioner Russell County, Alabama
James Gore Supervisor, 4th District Sonoma County, California
Sonna Gregory Commissioner Clayton County, Georgia
Tony Guillory Police Juror Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Dayvin Hallmon Supervisor Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Ricky Harcrow Commission President DeKalb County, Alabama
Linda Higgins Commissioner Hennepin County, Minnesota
Kade Holliday County Clerk Craighead County, Arkansas
Melvyn Houser Auditor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Doris Karloff Supervisor Saunders County, Nebraska
Marc Kraft Commissioner Douglas County, Nebraska
Timmy Lejeune Council Member St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Deborah Lieberman Commissioner Montgomery County, Ohio
Mary Jo McGuire Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Larry Nelson Supervisor Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Denise Nieman County Attorney Palm Beach County, Florida
John O'Grady Commissioner Franklin County, Ohio
Toni Pappas Commissioner Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Stan Ponstein Commissioner Kent County, Michigan
Greg Puckett Commissioner Mercer County, West Virginia
Christopher Rodgers Commissioner Douglas County, Nebraska
Vance Stuehrenberg Commissioner Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Raymond Vaughn Commissioner Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Gerald Ware Director Department of Human Resources Cherokee County, Alabama
Devon West Legislative Coordinator Broward County, Florida