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Arts & Humanities Commission

About the Arts & Humanities Commission

From Takoma Park Municipal Code 2.16.150:

The purpose of the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission shall be as follows:

  1. To advise the City Council on ways in which the City might best serve the public with regard to matters involving the arts;
  2. To encourage and aid the appreciation and awareness of, and participation in, the arts among all Takoma Park residents;
  3. To encourage cooperation and coordination among individuals, organizations and institutions concerned with the arts in Takoma Park;
  4. To facilitate employment opportunities for artists and the development of self-sustaining arts programs.

Arts & Humanities Commission Membership

Adapted from Takoma Park Municipal Code 2.16.160:

The Commission shall consist of a minimum of 7 and maximum of 15 persons appointed by the City Council. A minimum of 2/3 of the members must reside in the City of Takoma Park. Every effort shall be made to have a broad and diverse representation of the fine and performing arts community and of cultural organizations on the Commission. Commissioners serve three-year terms expiring on June 30 of the year.

Arts & Humanities Commission Members

First NameLast NameWardTerm Expiration
KevinAdler22019
EricGordon22017
NandiHenderson62018
AbrahamJoyner-Meyers12018
ThomasParlon42018
M. CharlenePorter32017
JanetRumble22018
CamillaSchaeffer22017
MarilynSklar32017
SusanStrasser12018
(vacant)(vacant)-2018
(vacant)(vacant)-2019
(vacant(vacant)-2019
(vacant)(vacant)-2019
(vacant)(vacant)-2019
Table: Current Arts and Humanities Commission members

Arts & Humanities Commission Meetings

The Arts and Humanities Commission generally meets every other month on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center located  at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. All meetings are open to the public.

Meeting dates are posted on the City Council, Board, Commission & Committee Calendar.

Arts & Humanities Commission Agendas & Approved Minutes

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2015-10-27meeting agendaOctober 27, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Agenda
2015-09-29meeting agendaSeptember 29, 2015 TPAHC Cultural Plan Committee Meeting Agenda
2015-07-28meeting agendaJuly 28, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Agenda
2015-06-23meeting minutesJune 23, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Minutes
2015-06-23meeting agendaJune 23, 2015 TPAHC Work Session Meeting Agenda
2015-04-28meeting minutesApril 28, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Minutes
2015-04-28meeting agendaApril 28, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Agenda
2015-03-31meeting agendaMarch 31, 2015 TPAHC Work Session Meeting Agenda
2015-03-31meeting minutesMarch 31, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Minutes
2015-02-03meeting agendaFebruary 03, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Agenda
2015-02-03meeting minutesFebruary 03, 2015 TPAHC Meeting Minutes
Table: Arts & Humanities Commission agendas & approved minutes

Arts & Humanities Commission Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2014annual report2014 TPAHC Annual Report
Table: Arts & Humanities Commission reports & other documents

Contact the Arts & Humanities Commission

Phone: 301-891-7266
Email: arts@takomaparkmd.gov

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