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commissioners and staff

Arts Commissioners

The Arts Commission is comprised of fifteen citizens (three from each of the five districts of Alameda County) appointed by the Board of Supervisors,and seven ex-officio members representing three major County departments and four leading Alameda County educational and cultural institutions. The Arts Commission's Executive Committee is comprised of three officers – the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary, plus one to four ex-officio members and/or Commissioners. The Arts Commission's staff person, the Executive Director, reports to the Executive Committee and implements all programs.

Appointed Members

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1
Arthur Barinque
Anita B. Carr
David Judson

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Suzanne Gayle
Gail Lundholm
Leisel Whitlock-Petersen

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 3
Eric Murphy
Mona Shah

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 4
Andrew Johnstone
Scott Miner
Cathy O’Dea

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 5
Barbara Hedani-Morishita


Ex-Officio Members

Aki Nakao, Director
Alameda County General Services Agency

Chris Bazar, Director
Alameda County Community Development Agency

Lori Fogarty, Director
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland

Stephen Beal, President
California College of the Arts, Oakland

Damien Gossett, Assistant Deputy Director
Community Development Agency (designee representing the CDA)

Jim Kachik, Deputy Director
Alameda County General Services Agency (designee representing the GSA)

Ann Wettrich, Instructor, California College of the Arts (designee representing the CCA)



Public Art Advisory Committee

Nick Gomez
Mark Read
Mark Yin
Emily Van Engel



Alameda County Arts Commission Staff

Rachel Osajima
Director

Violet Juno
Program Coordinator

Amy Stimmel
Public Art Program Coordinator

Rosa Valdez
Program Coordinator

Samuelle Richardson, Alaphabet X, 2005, mixed media on paper, 14 x 14 inches. Artwork is part of the Alameda County Art Collection: Artwork Created by Alameda County Artists.
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