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City seeking arts and culture commissioners

Mike Conway

Post Date:08/24/2018

City seeking arts and culture commissioners

The City of Merced is seeking applicants for the new Arts and Culture Advisory Commission. There are seven voting seats on the Commission, with six of them selected by Council District residency. The seventh member will be selected at-large. Members must be registered to vote in the City.

Among the duties of the Commission are making recommendations to the City Council on public art, art and cultural programs, acting as a resource, recommending funding options and coordinating with local arts and cultural groups.

Commission members are expected to have knowledge, expertise or experience in one or more of these areas: visual, performing, literary, music or other types of art; planning, historical, preservation, architectural background; economic development, business, marketing, public relations; or by being a member of an artistic, cultural, community organization or educational partner.

In addition, the Commission may have an additional four ex-officio, non-voting, members, appointed because of their special expertise or qualifications. One of the ex-officio members will be a member of the City Council. The others can be non-City residents but must resident within the City's sphere of influence.

People interested in the joining the Commission can find an application online at the homepage at www.cityofmerced.org or by calling the City Clerk at 388-7122.

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