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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 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.  They also make recommendations on the City’s international exchanges working closely with the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association, an independent non-profit organization and other supportive groups. 

Cultural events and activities include the annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, the biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Franklin Square Street Dance, and the biennial "Art in the Air" Banner Display.  They also develop 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. 

Recommendations to the City Council also includes programs and activities that encourage educational, cultural, sports, technical and governmental exchanges to help acquaint citizens of Santa Clara with cultural and political diversity here and abroad.

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 Estella Ross Lockwood
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
(Second 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)



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