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Montgomery County has issued a Heat Emergency Alert beginning 12 p.m Saturday, 6/22 through 8 p.m Sunday, 6/23, 2024. Residents should prepare for heat index values to reach 105 degrees during the afternoon hours. To beat the heat, head to one of the open City Facilities!

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WSSC is scheduling repairs so it can provide more notice to impacted residents and avoid doing the work when the forecast calls for very hot days next week. The repair work will be done at night to reduce impacts.

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Arts & Humanities Committee

About the Arts & Humanities Committee

From Takoma Park Municipal Code 2.16.150:

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

A. To advise the City Council on ways in which the City might best serve the public with regard to matters involving the arts.

B. To encourage and aid the appreciation and awareness of, and participation in, the arts among all Takoma Park residents.

C. To encourage cooperation and coordination among individuals, organizations and institutions concerned with the arts in Takoma Park. (Ord. 2021-39 § 1, 2021)

Arts & Humanities Committee Membership

Adapted from Takoma Park Municipal Code 2.16.160:


The Committee is composed of up to nine members appointed by the City Council. The Arts and Humanities Committee members are appointed to two-year terms. Committee members terms expire on June 30 of the year. 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 Committee.


Council may appoint nonresident members, but shall prioritize appointing Takoma Park residents. A minimum of two-thirds of the members of the Committee shall reside in the City of Takoma Park. No organization which is a potential recipient of city arts funding shall have on the Committee more than one person who serves on its board or staff.

Arts & Humanities Commission Members

First NameLast NameWardTerm Expiration
Jose LuisDiaz22025
Table: Current Arts and Humanities Commission members

Arts & Humanities Committee Meetings

The Arts and Humanities Committee 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

Meeting DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2024-04-09AgendaAgenda - April 9, 2024
2024-01-23Agenda & MinutesAgenda - January 23, 2024

Minutes - January 23, 2024
2023-12-05Agenda & MinutesAgenda - December 5, 2023

Minutes - December 5, 2023
2023-09-26Agenda & MinutesAgenda - September 26, 2023

Minutes - September 26, 2023
2023-07-25Agenda & MinutesAgenda - July 25, 2023

Minutes - July 25, 2023
2023-05-23Agenda & MinutesAgenda - May 23, 2023

Minutes - May 23, 2023
2023-03-28AgendaAgenda - March 28, 2023
2023-01-24Agenda & MinutesAgenda - January 24, 2023

Minutes - January 24, 2023
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
Email: arts@takomaparkmd.gov

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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line