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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
Doris Diaz
Suzanne Gayle
Paul Ruma

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 3
Eric Murphy
Mona Shah
Leisel Whitlock-Petersen

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

Representing Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 5
Diane Takei Gotanda
Pamela Mays McDonald
Lynn Rogers


Ex-Officio Members

Willie A. Hopkins, Jr. Director
Alameda County General Services Agency

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



Public Art Advisory Committee

Vicky Mei Chen
Nick Gomez
Barbara Holmes
Kari Marboe
Tomyé Neal-Madison
Mark Read
Mark Yin
Emily Van Engel
Ann Wettrich



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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