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 ARTS COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, September  9, 2008

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:05 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:45 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

 

NAME

 

PRESENT

PRESENT

(ARRIVED LATE)

 

ABSENT

John Ahearn

X

 

 

Davis Allen

X

 

 

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

X

 

 

Marilynne Bradley

 

X (7:25 p.m.)

 

Don Drissell

X

 

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

 

Judith Mann

 

 

X

Meg Nash

 

 

X

Peter Sargent

 

 

X

 

ALSO PRESENT

Jennifer Conrad, Staff Liaison

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Ahearn, to approve the minutes of August 12, 2008.

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, DRISSELL, EVANS

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, NASH, SARGENT

The August 12, 2008 minutes were approved.

 

NOMINATION OF OFFICERS

A motion was made by Ms. Evans, seconded by Ms. Bakker, to accept the nomination of Judy Mann as Chair, and Don Drissell as Vice-Chair for the term beginning March 2009. 

AYES: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER, DRISSELL, EVANS

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: BRADLEY, MANN, NASH, SARGENT

 

REVISITING WEBSTER 20/20: A VISION FOR THE ARTS

The Commission reviewed priorities set at last year’s session, including the possibility of an Art Tax, as well as other sources of funding.  Ideas for members to pursue include: arts directory, change donation, an arts tax, and additional public art.    

 

OTHER ISSUES

Mr. Drissell advised that the Awards of Excellence deadline was extended to September 12.  The Awards ceremony will take place on November 20, in the History Center Barn.   

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.