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Cultural Commission


The Cultural Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to the enhancement of multi-cultural experiences and beautification of the City through art. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on programs/activities to encourage educational, cultural, sports, technical and governmental exchanges to help acquaint citizens of Santa Clara with cultural and political diversity here and abroad.

The Commission also recommends potential City-funding and support for community cultural groups, organizes some City cultural events, and makes recommendations to the City Council on the purchase and placement of public art.  It also makes recommendations on the City’s international exchanges, working closely with the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association and other supportive groups.

It organizes cultural events and activities, such as the annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, the biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Franklin Square Street Dance, and the Friday Night Live performances.  It also develops international people-to-people contacts designed to enhance cultural exchanges, communication and understanding with special emphasis on encouraging and coordinating activities with Santa Clara's three sister cities: Coimbra, Portugal, Izumo, Japan and Limerick, Ireland. 

The Cultural Commission consists of Commissioners that are volunteers and are appointed by the City Council. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter and resident of Santa Clara, and may not hold any paid office in, or be employed by, the Cityof Santa Clara. For details call the City Clerk's office at (408) 615-2220. The Cultural Commission may also be contacted by email at

For more information on Santa Clara's newest Sister City, Limerick, Ireland, click here.

For more information on the Utility Box Project, including an application, click here.

Meets: Generally meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
Place: City Hall - Staff Conference Room, 1500 Warburton Avenue
City Staff Liaison: City Manager's Office: (408) 615-2210

Commission Members
 Loretta Beavers Loretta Beavers
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
(Second Term)
 Estella Ross Lockwood Vacant
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
(Partial Term)
 Harbir K. Bhatia Harbir K. Bhatia
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
(Partial Term)
 Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
(First Term)
 Fatima Fagundes Fatima Fagundes
Term Expires: June 30, 2019
(Second Term)
 Usha Srinivasan Usha Srinivasan
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
(Partial Term)
 Eversley Forte Eversley Forte 
Vice - Chair
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
(Partial Term)



06/03/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Not Included
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