Arts and Culture Commission

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The City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission is an advisory body to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager, and the Office of Arts and Culture. It is made up of a diverse group of citizen volunteers with a particular area of focus on policymaking and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City.

The Commission is a critical voice in promoting the importance and value of arts and culture experiences for all Phoenix residents. It advocates for continued public funding for the arts and culture sector, arts education, cultural diversity, and other initiatives that further the growth and sustainability of the creative sector in Phoenix and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.


2019-2020 Commissioners


 

Regina Nixon
District 1
Commission Chair, 19th Amendment, Advocacy, Executive

Rachel Johnson
District 7
Commission Vice Chair, 19th Amendment, Executive, Grants (Chair), Public Art

Cynthia Baiz
District 5
Committee: Advocacy (Chair)​, 19th Amendment, Executive, Public Art​

Robert Booker 
District 3
Committee: Public Art

Sarah Epperson
District 8​
Committee: Grants

Jeffrey Ferns
District 6
Committee:
19th Amendment, Advocacy 

Hillary Foose
District 6
Committee: 19th Amendment, Public Art

Lin Ling Lee
District 3
Committee: Advocacy, Grants

Ismael Morales
District 3
Committee: Advocacy

Patrick Murphy
District 2
Committee: Advocacy

Robert Nolan
District 4
Committee: Advocacy, Grants

Michael Oleskow
District 4
Committee: Public Art (Chair), 19th Amendment, Executive

​Mario Romero
District 4
Committee: Advocacy, LCC Funding/Partnership Subcommittee

Jack Schwimmer
District 4
Committee: POAC Strategic Planning Rep.

Jennifer Springman
District 5
Committee: 19th Amendment, Advocacy, Public Art

Fred Ullrich
District 7
Committee: Public Art

Crys Waddell
District 8
Committee: 19th Amendment, Public Art

If you are interested in becoming an Arts and Culture Commissioner, please visit boards and commissions to complete an online application form.