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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 CulturalCommission@santaclaraca.gov.

For more information on Santa Clara's newest Sister City, Limerick, Ireland, 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: Yvonne Galletta, Management Analyst: (408) 615-2213

Commission Members
 Loretta Beavers Loretta Beavers
Term Expires: June 30, 2015
(First Term)
 Kent Neal Kent Neal
Term Expires: June 30, 2015
(First Term)
 Fatima Fagundes Fatima Fagundes
Chair
Term Expires: June 30, 2015
(First Term)
 Kathleen Ryan Kathleen Ryan
Term Expires: June 30, 2018
(First Term)
 Eversley Forte Eversley Forte
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
(Partial Term)
 Carolyn Schuk Carolyn Schuk
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
(First Term)
 Estella Ross Lockwood Estella Ross Lockwood
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
(Second Term)
 Barbara Stahl Barbara Stahl
Term Expires: June 30, 2017
(Second Term)
 

 

View Upcoming Meetings
MeetingDate/TimeAgendaMinutes
Cultural Commission Meeting - Special Noticed8/20/2014 6:30 PM Included Included
Cultural Commission Meeting 8/4/2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission Meeting 7/7/2014 7:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission Meeting6/9/2014 7:00 PM Included Included
Cultural Commission Meeting6/2/2014 7:00 PM Included Included
Cultural Commission 5/5/2014 7:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission 4/7/2014 7:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission 3/3/2014 7:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission 2/3/2014 7:00 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission 12/2/2013 7:30 PM Not Available Not Available
Cultural Commission 11/4/2013 7:30 PM Included Not Available
Cultural Commission 10/7/2013 7:30 PM Included Not Available