Arts & Culture Commission

Purpose / Charge

Established by the City Council on December 5, 2018. The Arts and Culture Commission was established for the purposes of:

1. Promoting arts and cultural activities throughout all three wards of the City of Lebanon;

2. Cultivating relationships, activities, and opportunities to grow Lebanon’s cultural economy;

3. Supporting the development of public-private partnerships that enhance the quality of life and economic vitality in Lebanon;

4. Establishing policies for consideration and adoption by the Lebanon City Council for the integration of arts into all municipal buildings, structures, and spaces;

5. Establishing policies for consideration and adoption by the Lebanon City Council defining prospective spaces for, forms of, and processes for the adoption of public art in Lebanon.

Work towards the purchase and installation of fountains within the City of Lebanon by raising funds; coordinating volunteer efforts, locating fountains for purchase by the City, developing plans for the location of fountains and seeking approval by the Lebanon Heritage Commission and the City Council prior to the installation of any new fountain (Fountain Commission was disbanded and this duty was added to Heritage Commission May 21, 2014; removed from Heritage and added to Arts & Culture Commission duties March 22, 2021)


The Commission shall consist of nine voting members:

  • One City Councilor, appointed by the Mayor to serve for their respective term. 
  • Three Citizen Representatives, one from each Ward, appointed by the City Council. Terms shall initially be staggered for periods of one, two and three years. Thereafter, all Citizen Representatives shall be appointed to three-year terms. 
  • One Heritage Commission Representative and One Economic Vitality Exchange Committee Representative appointed from their respective bodies. 
  • Three Representatives from Arts Organizations within the City, appointed by City Council for one-year terms. 

The Council may appoint not more than three alternate members, one of which may be a City Councilor and two of which may be Lebanon residents at-large. At all times, a majority of the non-alternate members shall be Lebanon residents. The City Council shall act within sixty (60) days to fill vacancies.


TBD - a minimum of one per month.

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Minutes, and Media

Contact Information

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  • Karen Zook, City Council Rep.
  • Rebecca Foster, Citizen Rep. Ward 1
    Term Expires: June 2023
  • Gavin Fischer, Citizen Rep. Ward 2
    Term Expires: 
  • Jessica Giordani, Chair Citizen Rep. Ward 3
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Devin Wilkie, Heritage Commission Rep.
  • Bill Dunn, Economic Vitality Exchange Rep.
    Term Expires:
  • Ben Van Vliet, Arts Organization Rep. Upper Valley Music Center
    Term Expires: June 2021
  • Joe Clifford, Vice-Chair Arts Organization Rep. Opera House
    Term Expires: September 2022
  • Sherry Fiore, Alternate Rep.
    Term Expires: March 2022
  • Nicholas Gaffney, Arts Organization Rep.
    Term Expires:  January 2022

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