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About the commission

The commission implements the City Hall Arts Master Plan and advises the City Council on issues related to public art. Projects include raising funds for the purchase of City Hall art, overseeing rotating and temporary exhibits of art, developing a community strategy for public art, and selecting or rejecting art offered for donation. Established by City Council policy.

Upcoming meetings

The Arts Commission usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m..

December 12, 2023, 3:30pm
Calapooia Room, City Hall

January 9, 2024, 3:30pm
Calapooia Room, City Hall

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Kim Lyddane
Parks & Recreation Director
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Keith Lohse   C1/13/2021Ward 3-a12/31/2023 1st
Joann Zimmer   VC1/13/2021Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Carolyn McLeod Wagner  5/10/2023Ward 2-b12/31/2023
Nolan Streitberger  1/12/2022Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Leesa Bright  1/12/2022Ward 3-b12/31/2024 1st
Maddie McGregor  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2025 1st
Amanda Dant  1/30/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2025 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): Res 3740

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: At least two members of the Commission shall be a representative of the local arts community or have a background or professional knowledge of the arts.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart from within their ward whenever possible with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

November 14, 2023  unavailable;
October 10, 2023   
September 12, 2023  
August 8, 2023  
July 11, 2023  
June 13, 2023  
May 9, 2023  
April 11, 2023  
March 14, 2023  
February 14, 2023  
January 10, 2023  
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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