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Five New Commissioners Appointed to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Friday, March 23, 2012

Five New Commissioners Appointed to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is pleased to welcome five new and six reappointed commissioners, appointed by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The commissioners of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities are volunteers who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. They represent all eight wards of the District. The commissioners are key stakeholders who oversee commission activities, policy recommendations, the grant adjudication process as well as representing the commission with local executive and legislative branch relations. The commissioners also play a key role in public art project decisions.

The new commissioners are Carl C. Cole (Ward 8), Edmund C. Fleet (Ward 7), Alma H. Gates (Ward 3), Danielle M. St. Germain-Gordon (Ward 7) and MaryAnn Miller (Ward 3). The reappointed commissioners are Marvin Bowser (Ward 7), Christopher Cowan (Ward 5), Rhona W. Friedman (Ward 2), Philippa Hughes (Ward 1), Rogelio Maxwell (Ward 3) and Lavinia Wohlfarth (Ward 5).

“As Chair of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, I am delighted to welcome our new and returning commissioners,” said Judith Terra. “I am confident that with the leadership of this Commission we will help steer the arts in this city so that DC continues to grow as the culture capital of the United States.”

“The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities continues to grow in its reach and scope. As an arts agency, we look forward to continuous growth as our commissioners are deeply involved in their communities and have a strong interest in the arts,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Select this link for individual bios of the DCCAH commissioners.