Rick Pfannensteil, Kate Brophy Mcgee, Robert Knight To Board, West Valley Arts Council CEO Julie Richard Elected President, Arizona Action for the Arts
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 27, 2012): Joel Hiller, executive director of the Yavapai Indian Culture Center and former dean and president of Prescott College has been elected President of Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA) and Julie Richard, CEO of the West Valley Arts Council, will serve as President of Arizona Action for the Arts for Fiscal Year 2012-13.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts is a statewide arts advocacy organization and the nonprofit charitable arm of Arizona Action for the Arts, which formed in 2005 to promote public dialogue, public policy and legislation favorable to the arts.
Joining Hiller on the AzCA executive committee are Brenda Bernardi, School of Ballet Arizona, vice president; Tom Chapman, community volunteer, secretary; Karen Falkenstrom, Okaido Sonora of Tucson, secretary; Dawn Brown, Az Business Consulting, treasurer; Jeffrey Rich, Rich&Gillis Law Group, member at-large; Jeff Williamson, Arizona Zoological Foundation, member-at-large; Steve Martin, Childsplay, immediate past president; and Barbara DuVal Fenster, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, membership committee chair. Richard also is a member of the executive committee.
Three new members were elected to the Arizona Citizens for the Arts/Arizona Action for the Arts board of directors: Rick Pfannensteil, Pfocus LLC; Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, Arizona House of Representatives; and Robert Knight, Tucson Museum of Art.
Five board members were reelected for a second three-year term including Dawn Brown; Jeff Rich; Mary Dryden, Tucson Symphony Orchestra League; Phil Jones, retired, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture; and Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education.
For more information about Arizona Citizens for the Arts and Arizona Action for the Arts, visit www.azcitizensforthearts.org.
About Arizona Citizens for the Arts and Arizona Action for the Arts
Arizona Citizens for the Arts, formerly Arizonans for Cultural Development, the nonprofit charitable arm of Arizona Action for the Arts, increases discussion and awareness of the importance and impact of the arts in achieving quality of life, educational excellence and economic health for all Arizonans and Arizona enterprises. Arizona Citizens for the Arts presents the Governor's Arts Awards annually with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor. Arizona Action for the Arts was incorporated in 2005 to promote public dialogue, public policy and legislation favorable to the arts to ensure and increase state funding for the arts, and serve as a resource for expanding other public arts funding sources. For information, visit www.azcitizensforthearts.org.
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