Following the resignation of Commissioner Paul Strickland on May 1, the Santa Clarita Arts Commission  is seeking someone to finish the unexpired term of office that ends on July 31, 2014.
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Applicants must be 18 years or older and maintain their principal residence in the City of Santa Clarita during their term of office. Evening availability is also required.
Commission Chair John Dow said that the best candidate for art commissioner is “someone that has passion for the arts, whether that’s visual arts, performing arts... Someone that has energy and a commitment and willingness to serve the community, I think is important, someone that has some thoughts and ideas on how to contribute...”
According to Dow, the new commissioner would have the opportunity to participate in the two key initiatives currently before the Commission.
“One is around the recommendation of the design and implementation of artwork for the roundabout in Newhall. The second is around... the formation of an arts foundation. It’s a great opportunity (for) someone that can get excited about being able to provide input and advise city council on expanding the cultural arts in Santa Clarita.”
All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with their application, which are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, Suite 110.
To obtain an application or for more information about the Arts Commission, call 661-255-4391.
About the Arts Commission
The Arts Commission is comprised of five members with an interest in arts issues within the City of Santa Clarita. The Commission advises the city council and city staff on arts matters, including public art, arts programs and local art events. They meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Members of the public wishing to address the commission regarding an agenda or study session item  may do so by completing a speaker's slip upon arrival at the meeting. There is a three minute time limit per person. For more information, contact the Commission Secretary at 661-250-3787.
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Santa Clarita Arts Commission Seeks New Member