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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
EricGordon2June 30, 2020
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
Table: Arts & Humanities Commission reports & other documents

Contact the Arts & Humanities Commission

Phone: 301-891-7119

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