Message from Board President Kevin Yell

I am pleased to announce Kirsten Rian has accepted the position of Executive Director at Clackamas County Arts Alliance. Kirsten comes to CCAA with over 20 years of non-profit leadership both as an executive director and development consultant, and brings extensive experience in arts advocacy, program development, and community outreach. In addition, she has taught in universities and colleges throughout the Northwest over the past decade.

Kirsten is a native Portlander with deep roots in Clackamas County. Also a working visual and light artist with international exhibits to her name, Kirsten is also widely published as a writer, and works in photography, and in the peace studies field. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in writing from Portland State University and received her undergraduate degree from Lewis & Clark College.

“I’m immensely honored to help further the incredible arts advocacy work and arts accessibility initiatives CCAA has brought to Clackamas County throughout these past 25 years,” says Kirsten. “Communities grow in strength and depth in part through the things they share, and arts programming is an essential component of any vibrant, healthy community. I’m looking forward to furthering CCAA’s important work and indelible presence in the county.”

Kirsten begins her new role January 7, 2019, upon the retirement of Cheryl Snow who has led CCAA for more than 20 years.

Please join me in welcoming Kirsten.

Kevin Yell,
Board President
Clackamas County Arts Alliance

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