Cultural Affairs Commission

Description:

The Cultural Affairs Commission, formerly called the Savannah Council for the Arts or the Savannah Commission for the Arts, shall be an advisory council to the Mayor and Aldermen and shall submit its findings to the Mayor and Aldermen through the City Manager. The Council shall direct its attention to the following matters:

a. It shall assist the City in developing a comprehensive plan for the arts in the community.

b. It shall help encourage and promote joint community events by the various arts agencies within the community;

c. It shall help develop a program to encourage the use of the arts in various public service activities and to encourage the use of the arts to improve the aesthetic quality of public buildings and public places;

d. It shall help organize and promote neighborhood arts programs that will be directed toward improving the quality of life in the neighborhoods;

e. It shall help promote programs to enhance arts education in the community.

f. It shall study and recommend programs through which the arts can be made accessible to the elderly, the handicapped and to the institutionalized;

g. It shall help to identify community art needs and suggest programs to meet these needs; and,

h. It shall help to develop information and materials about the arts in the community that can be included with brochures and other promotional materials distributed by those agencies in the community involved in economic development.

Membership/Appointment:
The Cultural Affairs Commission shall consist of 18 members who shall be appointed by the mayor and aldermen.

Min. Requirements:
In selecting persons for appointment, the mayor and aldermen shall endeavor to provide representation from public and private educational institutions, from business and industry, and from such other groups and citizens as will provide a commission representative of the entire community.  Persons selected for appointment shall not be a paid staff member of an art agency, but shall have an interest in the arts and in programs to use the arts to enhance the quality of life in the community.

Term:
Three (3) year terms. No more than 2 consecutive, three-year terms.

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

Curt Bryant

03/12/20

12/31/23

Robin Sherman

03/12/20

12/31/23

Linda J. Evans, Interim Chair

07/06/17(R)

12/31/20

Barbara Essig

07/06/17

12/31/20

Darren Bagley-Heath

07/06/17

12/31/20

Andrea Hall-Houston

07/06/17

12/31/20

Patrick Kelsey

07/06/17

12/31/20

Kareem McMichael

07/06/17

12/31/20

Kristopher Monroe

06/21/18

12/31/20

Eddie Edenfield

12/06/18

12/31/21

Jan Kramer

12/06/18

12/31/21

Anne Westbrook

12/06/18

12/31/21

Raymond Gaddy03/12/2012/31/21


Lu Fang

03/12/2012/31/21
Sharon Wanda Aikens

03/12/2012/31/21
Michael Chaney

03/12/2012/31/20
Antonio Hunter

03/12/2012/31/20
Taqwaa Saleem

03/12/2012/31/20

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For more information, please contact:

Charles “CJ” Bogle, Cultural Contracts Coordinator
912-651-6783 ext. 2046
email

Linda Evans, Interim Chair
912-713-1220
email