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First Santa Clarita Arts Commission meeting set for Dec. 17

Posted: November 30, 2009 1:35 p.m.
Updated: December 1, 2009 1:33 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita's newly appointed Arts Commission will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in City Hall's Council Chambers.

Members of the new Commission will be sworn in before covering a variety of local arts-related topics at the inaugural meeting.

The Santa Clarita City Council appointed the five members of the city's first Arts Commission at the Nov. 10 City Council meeting.

The selected members are John A. Dow, Sandra Fisher, Dr. Michael W. Millar, Eric Schmidt and Paul B. Strickland.

"The city's new Arts Commission is comprised of community members with extensive arts backgrounds," Mayor Frank Ferry said. "We look forward to the commission's first meeting on Dec. 17 and are excited to see how this remarkable panel will continue to make art an integral part of Santa Clarita culture."

After they are sworn in, Arts Commission members will review an Arts Leadership Plan and orientation, and will appoint a chair and vice chair to serve on the panel.

The commission will also hear a presentation from members of the Santa Clarita Arts Advisory Committee, who will share suggestions for public art projects.

The city of Santa Clarita Arts Commission is made up of five members with an interest in arts issues within the city of Santa Clarita.

The new commission's role is to advise the City Council, City Manager and city staff on arts matters, including public art, various arts programs and arts events throughout the community.

City Hall is located at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355.


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