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Arts Commission

The seven-member commission recommends and advises the City Council, City Manager and staff on the disbursement of "Municipal Art Funds" needed for works of art and on the location and placement of such art.

The Commission also provides periodic reviews of capital improvement program projects for the purpose of making recommendations as to appropriations for works of art and recommends selection and commission of artists by contract for the design, execution and placement of works of art.

Meetings usually held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.
Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street.
Call 480-782-2695 for information.


Requirements:  7 members (3 yr term); 6 members must be qualified electors; residents for 1 yr preceding appointment; 1 member may be a resident of the local planning area.

The term of each member shall be for three (3) years, and each member shall serve until his/her successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in office during the term shall be filled by the Mayor with approval of the Council for the unexpired term.

Members (7) Term Expires Date Appointed
Jose Benavides 05-01-2020 09-27-2012
Farhana Ahmed 05-01-2020 04-13-2017
Emily Costello 05-01-2020 06-08-2017
Michelle Hirsch 05-01-2021 04-12-2018
Steven Velasquez 05-01-2021 12-10-2015
Carolyn Rhinehart 05-01-2019 05-26-2005
Kathleen Escobedo 05-01-2019 01-27-2011
Staff Liaison
Peter Bugg
Visual Arts Coordinator

Revised 04-12-2018

Board and Commission Handbook

Established 12-19-83; Ordinance No. 1276

Online Application To Serve on Boards, Commissions & Committees

If you have any questions, call the City Clerk's Office at 480-782-2181.

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