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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
BillCrandall2June 20, 2022
JonFrederick3June 30, 2021
EboneeHarlleeNon ResidentJune 30, 2022
ThomasParlon (Chair)4June 30, 2021
JoelleRabionNon ResidentJune 30, 2022
CourtneyTompkins2June 30, 2022
GloriaTseng-Fischer3June 30, 2020
John W.Warren5June 30, 2020
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 of the month 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)
2019-03-26MinutesAHC Minutes - March 26, 2019
2019-01-22MinutesAHC Minutes - January 22, 2019
2018-09-25MinutesAHC Minutes - September 25, 2018
2018-06-12MinutesAHC Minutes - June 12, 2018
2018-03-27MinutesAHC Minutes - March 27, 2018
2018-01-23MinutesAHC Minutes - January 23, 2018
2017-07-25MinutesAHC Minutes - July 25, 2017
2017-05-23MinutesAHC Minutes - May 23, 2017
2015-10-27AgendaAHC Agenda - October 27, 2015
2015-07-28AgendaAHC Agenda - July 28, 2015
2015-06-23MinutesAHC Minutes - June 23, 2015
2015-04-28MinutesAHC Minutes - April 28, 2015
2015-04-28AgendaAHC Agenda - April 28, 2015
2015-03-31AgendaAHC Agenda - March 31, 2015
2015-03-31MinutesAHC Minutes - March 31, 2015
2015-02-03AgendaAHC Agenda - February 03, 2015
2015-02-03MinutesAHC Minutes - February 03, 2015
2019-07-30AgendaAHC Agenda - July 30, 2019
Table: Arts & Humanities Commission agendas & approved minutes

Arts & Humanities Commission Reports & Other Documents

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2018Cultural PlanEmpowering a Creative Community: A Vision for 2018-2023
2006Cultural PlanCreative Vision: A Cultural Plan for the City of Takoma Park
2014Annual ReportAHC Annual Report 2014
2021Annual ReportAHC Annual Report 2021
Table: Arts & Humanities Commission reports & other documents

Contact the Arts & Humanities Commission

Phone: 301-891-7119

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