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Council on Culture & Arts

 
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Responsibility:
Stimulates greater awareness and appreciation of the importance of the arts. Encourages and facilitates greater and more efficient use of governmental and private resources for the development and support of the arts. Promotes the development of resident artists, art institutions, community organizations sponsoring art activities and audiences. Supports and facilitates the preservation and growth of the state's artistic resources. Contracting for artistic services, performances and exhibits.
Website: www.cocanet.org 

Created By:
Section 265.32, Florida Statutes;
Oct 18, 1985 - City/County Interlocal Agreement
85-32 & 85-46 County Resolution
TYPE: Decisional Board/Authority 

Appointments:
15 total members:
8 - Citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
7 - Citizens appointed by the City Commission

Plus 2 Ex-officio members:
1 - County Commissioner
1 - City Commissioner 

Terms:
Four-year terms expiring on September 30.
No council member who serves two full terms shall be reappointed to the Council during the 2-year period following expiration of his or her term.
Anyone appointed to fill an unexpired term is eligible for reappointment for two full, 4-year terms, and is then subject to the term criteria at the conclusion of their second full term. (per COCA 2011 bylaws) 

Eligibility Criteria:
The eight members appointed by Leon County BOCC will include one member from each of the following categories:
- Business/Economic Development
- Heritage / History
- Marketing/Finance
- Practicing Artist
- Tourism
- Volunteer
- Members At-Large (2)

Per Florida Statute 265.32:
-All members must be qualified electors residing in the County.
-No individual committed to, or owing allegiance to, any particular arts faction shall be eligible to serve on the Council.
-In filling any vacancy which occurs, the Board of County Commissioners shall select the replacement council member from a list of three candidates submitted by the remaining members of the Council.
-No Council member who serves two full terms shall be reappointed to the council during the two-year period following expiration of his or her term.

 

Schedule:
Generally meets every other month at COCA's offices from 4:00-5:30 pm. 

Contact Person/Staff:
STAFF:
Audra Pittman, Executive Director
Council on Culture & Art
816 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Office: 850-224-2500
Email: Audra@cocanet.org

Kevin Carr, Grants & Strategic Parntership Manager
Office: 850-224-2500
Email: Kevin@tallahasseearts.org 

Members:

Davant, Claudia
Adams St. Advocates

 

Begin Term: 3/10/2015
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 3/10/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large

 

Fishburne, Lucia

 

Begin Term: 6/9/2015
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 6/9/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Marketing/Public Relations

 

LaCivita, Beth

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2021
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 2/11/2014


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Tourism

 

Lawrence, John

 

Begin Term: 6/9/2015
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/8/2009


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: History/Heritage

 

Lindley, Mary Ann
Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2015
End Term: 12/31/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: BOCC member

 

Ritchie, Louise

 

Begin Term: 3/10/2015
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 3/10/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Practicing Artist

 

Schardl, Kati

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2021
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 7/13/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Business

 

Wood, Rosanne

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/11/2012


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: At-Large Category

 

Wright, Adrienne Bryant
Abelita LLC

 

Begin Term: 6/9/2015
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 6/9/2015


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Volunteer