Arts Council of Hillsborough County

This Council supports and promotes art 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; publishes an annual Guide to the Arts in Hillsborough County; provides an online calendar of cultural events; and serves as a clearinghouse for arts education opportunities for citizens of all ages to ensure that 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 90-44.

Meetings:

Monthly, 4th Tuesday, Noon
26th Floor, County Center
Conference Room B
Call to confirm meeting schedule

Contact:

Martine Meredith Collier, Executive Director
County Center, 20th Floor
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa
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
Mr. Theron Butler
  01/24/2019
09/30/2020
Mr. Santiago Corrada    11/06/2019
09/30/2023
Honorable John Dingfelder Ex-Officio Member / Tampa City Council
 
Honorable Lynn Gray Ex-Officio Member / School Board
 
Mr. Charles Hollenkamp
  04/17/2019-
09/30/2021
Ms. Lindsey Kimball Ex-Officio Member
Mr. Julian Mackenzie    11/06/2019
09/30/2023  
Mr. Gabriel Mbulo   10/01/2017
09/30/2021 
Ms. Robin Nigh Ex-Officio
Ms. Meghan Parsons    11/06/2019
09/30/2023  
Mr. Dontavious Pittman
  11/06/2019
09/30/2023  
Ms. Andra Richardson
  04/17/2019-
09/30/2023
Mr. Clarence J. Roberts - 04/17/2013-
09/30/2022*
Commissioner Mariella Smith
Ex-Officio / BOCC
11/20/2018-
11/17/2020*
Ms. Sandra Sroka    10/01/2018-
09/30/2022 
Ms. Ann-Eliza Taylor    10/01/2017
09/30/2021 
Mr. Robert Terri - 10/16/2013-
09/30/2021*
Ms. Georgia Vahue
10/05/2016-
09/30/2020

*Reappointed