Silverthorne launches arts and culture advisory board
Silverthorne appointed three members to its newly formed Arts and Culture Advisory Board on Wednesday. In light of the town’s recent initiative to bring in more public art and highlight local cultures, a board of three to five members will help lead this initiative.
The board will be able to facilitate public meetings, provide recommendations to town council, and elect a chair and vice-chair for one-year terms. While keeping an eye on the larger goal, the board will also be able to establish ad-hoc work groups assigned to specific projects or topics.
The appointments were determined from a May 12 meeting, held to talk about the foundation for the art board and the best way to implement it.
“We made recommendations about who we thought could serve the town well,” Silverthorne recreation and culture director Joanne Cook said. “There will be many opportunities for residents and interested parties to become involved in new effort through the town.”
Joanne Nadalin and Derrick Fowler were appointed as two councilmembers to serve on the board, and former councilwoman Ann-Marie Sandquist will serve as a citizen on the board. Two seats remain open.
“Here’s the core,” Cook said. “Now let’s find people who are passionate about each individual topic.”
Silverthorne Town Council approved the appointments by a unanimous vote on Wednesday evening. In the future, each elected councilmember will be able to serve two consecutive three-year terms, but to start, each appointed member’s term was staggered.
“I think it’s an incredibly sound way of getting arts and culture started,” Silverthorne councilman Russ Camp said.
Sandquist will serve on the board for three years, Fowler will serve for two and Nadalin will serve for one year.
“I would say this is an anticlimactic start to a really exciting process,” Mayor Bruce Butler said. “I also couldn’t think of three better inaugural members.”
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