The City of Wilsonville is recruiting community members to serve on a new Arts, Culture, and Heritage Commission (ACHC) that is being established to help Wilsonville develop a more vibrant cultural scene. Applications must be received by Monday, Jan. 31, at 5 pm.

Establishing an Arts, Culture, and Heritage Commission fulfills a City Council goal for 2021-23. The Commission’s bylaws were adopted at the Council’s meeting last night.

Community members with knowledge and experience in arts, culture or heritage activities, events, facilities and/or programs are encouraged to apply. The Commission is to be ethnically diverse, and to include artists, business professionals, youth, and others with proficiencies relevant to the purpose of the Commission.

The ACHC is to advise the City Council on matters relating to arts, culture and heritage, oversee implementation of recommendations outlined in the Arts Culture & Heritage Strategy, and supervise the Community Tourism Matching Grant Program.

Commission members act on behalf of the entire community, not as representatives of specific constituencies. While residency is not a requirement to serve, at least five of the Commission’s nine voting members must reside in the City of Wilsonville. Commissioners typically serve three-year terms, though term lengths are staggered initially.

To learn more, to view bylaws, or to read the Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy and related materials, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us/achs.

 

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