Public Art Committee

This Committee acts in the public interest on all matters relating to the Public Art Ordinance including the selection, placement, and maintenance of works of public art throughout the County. The Committee provides public input in the administration and planning of the Public Art Program, and serves as a liaison to the Hillsborough County visual arts community.


The membership of this Committee shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of seven members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • 1 member from the Arts Council of Tampa / Hillsborough County
  • 1 member from the Board of Trustees, of the Tampa Museum of Art, Inc. or one member designated by USF, School of Art History with experience in the visual arts.
  • 1 member from Board of County Commissioners or their designee
  • 3 members who are private citizens of Hillsborough County with demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for visual art
  • 1 member who is an architect, planner, landscape architect, or developer in Hillsborough County.

As the need arises, the Committee may appoint ex-officio members to provide expertise or otherwise represent a particular interest unique to a location or characteristic of a work of art


Members shall serve three year terms. No member shall serve for more than two full three year terms.


Hillsborough County Public Art Ordinance 10-1 repealing Ordinance 88-31, 89-32, and 94-3 adopted January 6, 2010.

Special requirements:

One member who is a private citizen must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.


23rd Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602


Amy E. Jarman, RA, LEED AP
Architect, Public Art Coordinator
Capital Programs Department
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 23rd floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 307-1053


Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
Ms. Margaret Baskette  Private Citizen  06/05/2019 -
Ms. Sarah Kieny Private Citizen - resides in the City of Tampa
02/21/2018 -
Mr. Jason Lazarus
USF - School of Art & Art History, College of the Arts 02/16/2022 - 
Mr. James Steele
Architect, Planner, Landscape Architect, or Developer in HC  09/16/2020 -
Ms. Georgia Vahue Arts Council of Hillsborough County Representative 10/18/2017 -
Mr. David Valdez  Private Citizen - resides in Unincorporated HC, demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for visual art/BOCC designee  11/01/2020 -
Ms. Jennifer Wells China  Private Citizen - resides in Unincorporated HC 10/03/2018 -