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.

Contact:

Martine Meredith Collier, Executive Director
Art Council of Hillsborough County
505. E. Jackson St. Suite 306
Phone: (813) 276-8250

Members:

Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Dr. Emery Alford

10/05/2016-
09/30/2020

Mr. Paul Berg    10/01/2017
09/30/2021
Ms. Lindsay Claytor - 08/21/2013-
09/30/2019*
Commissioner Victor Crist Ex-Officio 11/20/2012-
11/16/2017*
Mr. Jeffrey Gibson - 10/05/2011-
09/30/2019*
Honorable Lynn Gray  Ex-Officio Member   
Ms. Lindsey Kimball Ex-Officio Member
Ms. Mara Latorre    10/01/2017
09/30/2021 
Honorable Guido Maniscalco  Ex-Officio Member  
Mr. Gabriel Mbulo    10/01/2017
09/30/2021 
Mr. Odell Mitchell - 10/17/2012-
09/30/2020*
Ms. Robin Nigh Ex-Officio
Mr. Joseph Restaino - 10/21/2015-
09/30/2019
Mr. Clarence J. Roberts - 04/17/2013-
09/30/2018*
Ms. Ann-Eliza Taylor    10/01/2017
09/30/2021 
Mr. Robert Terri - 10/16/2013-
09/30/2021*
Mr. John Thompson - 10/20/2010-
09/30/2018*
Ms. Michelle Turman 10/05/2016-
09/30/2020
Ms. Georgia Vahue 10/05/2016-
09/30/2020
Ms. Marian Winters - 06/15/2011-
09/30/2019*

*Reappointed