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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 05-01-2017 09-27-2012
Ethel Ross 05-01-2017 06-12-2008
Mary Lynne Lasure 05-01-2017 06-12-2008
Laurie Fagen 05-01-2018 10-24-2002
Michael Holland 05-01-2018 02-27-2003
Carolyn Rhinehart 05-01-2016 05-26-2005
Kathleen Escobedo 05-01-2016 01-27-2011
Staff Liaison
Eric Faulhaber
Visual Arts Coordinator

Revised 04-30-2015

Established 12/19/83 Ordinance