Arts Council of Hillsborough County

Purpose

The Purpose of the Arts Council is to serve as an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners to provide advice regarding developing, coordinating, and promoting the performing and visual arts in Hillsborough County and contracting for artistic services, performances, and exhibits, all for the enjoyment, education, cultural enrichment, and benefit of the citizens of Hillsborough County.

Members Appointed By

Board of County Commissioners

Maximum Membership

The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall consist of a minimum of 11 members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • County Commissioner, designated by the BOCC at its annual routine organizational meeting;
  • Mayor of the City of Tampa, or designee;
  • Mayor of the City of Temple Terrace, or designee:
  • Mayor of the City of Plant City, or designee:
  • A minimum of 7 additional members, a minimum of which will be three individuals affiliated with one or more local cultural organizations; active members of one or more charitable, educational, or other organizations which provide community benefits; have relevant professional experience; possess stature im the community.

Length of Term

The terms of office for each member shall be 3 years. The terms of all members appointed to represent elected officiasls shall be concurrent with the term of the serving elected official.

Authority

Ordinance 21-16 adopted May 19, 2021 by the BOCC.

Meeting Time and Place

Quarterly.
Dates and locations TBD.

Special Requirements

 

Contact Person

Martine Meredith Collier
Division Director
Arts Council Division of HC
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 20th FL
Tampa, FL 33602
813-571-6991
collierm@hillsboroughcounty.org

Elected Officials or Designee

Member Position Dates of Service
Commissioner Mariella Smith Hillsborough County Commissioner
Ms. Meg Heimstead City of Tampa Mayor or Designee
Council Member Cheri Donohue City of Temple Terrace or Designee
Ms. Mercedes Hermida-Perez City of Plant City Mayor or Designee

Affiliated with one or more local cultural organizations: active members of one or more charitable, educational, or other organizations which provide community benefits; have relevant professional experience; possess stature in the community.

Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Theron Butler   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2023
Mr. Santiago Corrada
  10/01/2021 -
09/30/2023
Ms. Dee Hood   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2024
Mr. Julian Mackenzie
  10/01/2021 -
09/30/2023
Mr. J. Tyler Odle   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2024
Ms. Meghan Parsons
10/01/2021 -
09/30/2023
Mr. Dontavious Pittman   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2024
Ms. Andra Richardson
10/01/2021 -
09/30/2023
Mr. Clarence J. Roberts
10/01/2021 -
09/30/2022
Ms. Sandra Sroka   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2022
Ms. Georgia Vahue   10/01/2021 -
09/30/2024