6 locals could be appointed to Tacoma Arts Commission

Six local residents could be formally appointed or re-appointed to the Tacoma Arts Commission in July.

Six local residents could be formally appointed or re-appointed to the Tacoma Arts Commission in July.

The 15-member commission consists of Tacoma artists, residents, and arts advocates who serve three-year terms and aim to develop, support, coordinate, sponsor, and present the arts on a year-round basis; create policies to support the ongoing development of arts programs and projects in Tacoma; and administer programs that fund artists and arts organizations.

Earlier this month, Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee interviewed 12 candidates to fill six positions on the commission: one person to serve an unexpired term; two people to serve three-year “At Large” positions; two people to serve three-year “Professional” positions; and one person to serve an unexpired “Work Professional Artist” position. The candidates included Cynthia Carter (At Large — Council District 1); Joel Chang (At Large — Council District 4); J. Shawn Cole (At Large — Council District 3); Sarah F. Idstrom (At Large — Council District 1); DaneMeyer (At Large, Professional — Council District 3); Kathryn Pascal (At Large, Professional — Council District 1); Hillary Ryan (At Large, Professional — Council District 1); Katrina Toft (At Large, Professional — Council District 2); Liza A. Brown (At Large, Working Professional Artist, Professional — Council District 2); Scott A. Campbell (At Large, Working Professional Artist, Professional — Council District 3); Candi Hall (At Large, Working Professional Artist, Professional — Council District 3); and Ronald J. Lagman (At Large, Working Professional Artist, Professional — Council District 3).

Tacoma City Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on Tues., July 1, on a resolution that would appoint Campbell to a Working Professional Artist position to fill an unexpired term to expire on Dec. 31, 2015; appoint Chang to an At Large position to serve a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016; appoint Idstrom to an At Large position to serve a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016; appoint Lagman to an At Large position to fill an unexpired term to expire on Dec. 31, 2015; re-appoint Meyer to a Professional position to serve a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016; and appoint Toft to a Professional position to serve a three-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016.

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