Cultural Affairs Commission

The Department of Cultural Affairs is comprised of 8 staff members and a 18-member Cultural Affairs Commission. The commission, appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen, meets every other month to review programming. In addition, the commission meets once a year to recommend purchases of cultural services from eligible arts organizations.

2018 Cultural Affairs Commissioners

Darren Bagley-Heath
Esther Buchsbaum
Brea Cali
Lisa Clark
Barbara Essig
Linda J. Evans
Andrea Hall-Houston
Janice James
Willia Johnson
Patrick Kelsey  
Alix Laincy
Antwan Lang
Kareem McMichael
Courtnay Papy
Sue Ruby  
Tanet U. Taharka-Myers
Linda Wilder-Bryan
Kristopher Monroe

Youth Advisory Sub-Committee

Janice James
Andrea Hall-Houston
Darren Bagley-Heath
Tanet Taharka-Myers

Public Art Sub-Committee

Courtnay Papy
Sue Ruby
Kristopher Monroe
Brea Cali

City priorities Sub-Committee

Patrick Kelsey
Janice James

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Public Art sub-committee meeting at 5:00 p.m.) 
City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs
9 West Henry Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Meeting Minutes

February 2017

June 2017

February 2018

April 2018

Evaluation Forms

The following forms are for Cultural Affairs Commissioner use:

DOWNLOADABLE FORM: Commission Evaluation Form

Please note that the ONLINE FORM CANNOT be saved as an "in progress" document. The online form must be completed and submitted at the same time. If you wish to save your work, please use the downloadable PDF form above. For questions, contact the Cultural Services Contract Coordinator, Rebecca Brown, at (912) 651-6760 or

CLICK HERE to complete the Commission Evaluation Form ONLINE

2019 Review Panel Documents

Review Panel Handbook

Conflict of Interest Form 
Please save the Conflict of Interest Form to your computer before completing the form.