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Arts Council of Hillsborough County

This Council supports and promotes arts and culture in Hillsborough County. The Arts Council funds cultural organizations not mandated by government or under contract with government for cultural services. It provides management and skills workshops for organizations and individual artists; contracts arts and cultural groups for Arts Education; publishes a calendar of arts events; and works to ensure arts education and cultural enrichment is available to benefit the citizens of Hillsborough County.

Membership:
The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 15 members. There will also be three ex-officio members, not to exceed six, to include:

  • 1 member of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • 1 Tampa City Council Member
  • 1 Hillsborough County School Board Member

Terms: 
Members shall serve four year terms.

Members who serve two full four year terms will not be considered for reappointment during the two year period following the expiration of his/her term.

Special Requirements:  

  • Annual financial disclosure required.
  • Must have general knowledge of the arts, and/or specific and in-depth emphasis on one or more of the arts, non profit management expertise and visible interest or active involvement in the arts.

Authority:
Hillsborough County Ordinance 89-26; amended by Hillsborough County Ordinance 990-44.

Meetings: 
Monthly, 4th Thursday, 12:00 Noon 
Please call for meeting locations.

Members:  
Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. Keith Bucklew   - 10/17/2012
 9/30/2014 
Ms. Melinda Chavez   - 10/17/2012-
 9/30/2016 
Ms. Lindsay Claytor  -  08/21/2013-
 09/30/2015
Ms. Elizabeth Corwin       08/06/2014-
 09/31/2017
Commissioner Victor Crist  - 11/20/12 -
11/18/14* 
Ms. Maggie DiPietra   - 10/17/2012-
  9/30/2016           
Ms. Diane Egner  - 10/05/2011 -
 9/30/2015 
Mr. Jeffrey Gibson   - 10/05/2011 -
 9/30/2015 
Mr. Charles Hounchell   - 10/17/2012 -
 9/30/2014 
Ms. Heather Jennings   - 10/17/2012 -
 9/30/2016 
Mr. Campbell McLean   - 10/07/2009 -
 9/30/2017* 
Mr. Odell Mitchell   - 10/17/2012 -
 9/30/2016 
Ms. Lynn Page   - 10/17/2012 -
 9/30/2016 
Mr. Clarence J. Roberts   -  4/17/2013 -
 9/30/2014
Mr. John Thompson   - 10/20/2010 -
 9/30/2014 
Ms. Marian Winters  -  6/15/2011 -
 9/30/2015
Mr. Robert Terri  - 10/16/2013 -
 9/30/2017 

*Reappointed

Contact Information
Tammy Siebel
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
1000 N. Ashley Dr., Suite 105
Tampa, FL 33602
813-276-8250
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