Arts & Culture Commission

  1. Fountain cover across from Lucky&#39s

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Purpose / Charge

Established by the City Council on December 5, 2018. The Arts and Culture Commission was established for the purposes of:

1.   Promoting arts and cultural activities throughout all three wards of the City of Lebanon;

2.   Cultivating relationships, activities and opportunities to grow Lebanon’s cultural economy;

3.   Supporting the development of public-private partnerships that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality in Lebanon;

4.   Establishing policies for consideration and adoption by the Lebanon City Council for the integration of arts into all municipal buildings, structures, and spaces;

5.   Establishing policies for consideration and adoption by the Lebanon City Council defining prospective spaces for, forms of, and processes for the adoption of public art in Lebanon.


The Commission shall consist of nine voting members:

  • One City Councilor, appointed by the Mayor to serve for their respective term. 
  • Three Citizen Representatives, one from each Ward, appointed by the City Council. Terms shall initially be staggered for periods of one, two and three years. Thereafter, all Citizen Representatives shall be appointed to three-year terms. 
  • One Heritage Commission Representative and One Economic Vitality Exchange Committee Representative appointed from their respective bodies. 
  • Three Representatives from Arts Organizations within the City, appointed by City Council for one-year terms. 

The Council may appoint not more than three alternate members, one of which may be a City Councilor and two of which may be Lebanon residents at-large. At all times, a majority of the non-alternate members shall be Lebanon residents. The City Council shall act within sixty (60) days to fill vacancies.


TBD - minimum of one per month.

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Audio of Task Force meetings is not posted.
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  • Karen Zook, City Council Rep.
  • Rebecca Foster, Citizen Rep. Ward 1
    Term Expires: June 2023
  • Devin Wilkie, Citizen Rep. Ward 2
    Term Expires: March 2021
  • Jessica Giordani, Chair Citizen Rep. Ward 3
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Robert Welsch, Heritage Commission Rep.
  • Bill Dunn, Economic Vitality Exchange Rep.
  • Ben Van Vliet, Arts Organization Rep.
    Upper Valley Music Center
    Term Expires: June 2021
  • Joe Clifford, Vice Chair Arts Organization Rep.
    Opera House
    Term Expires: June 2021
  • Sherry Fiore, Alternate Rep.
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Nicholas Gaffney, Arts Organization Rep.                               Term Expires:  September 2020

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