City of Ocala


Presentation on Cultural Arts - Melissa Townsend


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Category:ReportProjects:4 Protect and advance the quality of place
Functions:2.2 Encourage innovation in the community

Meeting History

Oct 16, 2012 4:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Assistant City Manager Catherine Cameron introduced Ms. Townsend, Cultural Arts Coordinator. She shared information on previous Ocala Arts accomplishments and discussed the development of a Cultural Arts Organization Database that would support a community-wide cultural arts plan. She reported the Municipal Arts Commission distributed $5,000 in grants in 2012 and spoke about fundraising efforts. She announced a Steering Committee has been organized to focus on the First Friday Art Walk and is also working on the first draft of a Memorandum of Understanding to re-purpose the City Auditorium as the Ocala Cultural Center. She presented plans for future art programs and commended City staff for their assistance.

Mayor Guinn complimented Ms. Townsend for the presentation of work in the lobbies of City Hall.