In October 2009, the City Council created the Public Art program. The goals of the program are to promote and encourage public art programs, further the development, awareness and interest in the visual arts, create an enhanced visual environment, and promote tourism and economic vitality.
The program will be funded using a "percent for the arts" mechanism in which 1% of eligible Capital Improvement Projects' (CIP) budget is dedicated to public art, a portion of the revenues generated by the Hotel Occupancy Tax, and by donation to the Public Art Fund made by water customers on their water bills (beginning January 1, 2010).
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Parks, Arts, and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board
The purpose of the Parks, Arts, & Community Enrichment (PACE) Board is to assist with the development and promotion of a comprehensive cultural and recreational enrichment program for the City. The PACE Board will help enhance the high quality of life in Cedar Park for residents, and creating a unique and positive experience for visitors, advise the City Council on the development, maintenance, protection and enhancement of parks and public art, and promote the beautification, economic vitality, and attractiveness of Cedar Park through parks, arts, culture and recreation.
Time Commitment: Meetings are held once a month, on the second Monday of each month, and special meetings are held as needed. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately two hours in duration. Additional time may be required for outside meetings to visit sites, and to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
Term: Each Board Member serves a two-year term
Members: The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. Members must be residents of the City of Cedar Park, and can be removed from the board at the will of Council.
Dick Lewis, Place One
Carl Abseck, Place Two
Julie Hastings, Place Three
Dimitri Nichols, Place Four
Mary McCarthy, Place Five
Kathleen Harman, Place Six
Andy deBruyn, Place Seven
*This is a newly-created advisory board. For more information on our Boards and Commissions, and for a membership application, please click here.