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Creative Arts Council Advisory Board
CREATIVE ARTS COUNCIL ADVISORY BOARD
(11 Members – 5 Commission Appointments, term concurrent with term of appointing Commissioner; and 6 Ad Hoc Members appointed by Committee comprised of CRA Director, Community Development Director and City Manager for 2 year terms)

The Creative Arts Council Advisory Board was established by Resolution #2012-056 on May 8, 2012.

PURPOSE
The City Commission has determined that it is advisable to create a Creative Arts Council Advisory Board to assist the City in identifying and creating policies and action plans that pertain to the enhancement of a vibrant, engaged arts community as an economic development strategy with the understanding that the arts provide jobs, attract visitors, create products, influence consumer spending and build community vitality.

All members of such Council shall have a genuine concern for both the arts and the total community and provide a diversity of viewpoints and pool of expertise in the arts, as well as business.

MEMBERSHIP AND QUALIFICATIONS
Advisory Board members shall not exceed eleven (11) voting members comprised of five (5) regular members and six (6) ad hoc members.

Each City Commissioner is entitled to appoint one (1) regular member who shall serve a term consistent with the duration of the term of the appointing Commissioner and without compensation and at the pleasure of the City Commission of the City of Dania Beach. The five (5) Commission regular member appointees shall have each been a resident of the City for a minimum of six (6) months prior to any such appointment.

Six (6) ad hoc members shall be appointed by a majority vote of a committee comprised of the Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) Director, Community Development Director and City Manager based upon a review of each prospective member’s application if it meets criteria established by the City. Such members must be residents of the tri-County area consisting of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. They will be appointed for a term of two years, but may reapply and continue serving.

Additional non-voting associate members may also be appointed by a majority vote of the Council based upon a review of an application demonstrating that it meets criteria established by the City and submitted to the Council. Such persons must express an interest in raising the profile of the arts in the City and will agree to serve as effective advocates for its social, cultural and economic significance. Associate members will not have voting privileges or need to meet attendance requirements but will be partners who are encouraged to attend Council meetings as often as possible to provide expertise to assist the Council. Terms for such members will be for one (1) year.

Other non-voting associate members who may serve on the Council shall include the following Community partners: City of Dania Beach CRA Economic Development Manager, Executive Director of the Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce, President of the Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Friends of the Library, President of the Dania Beach Tourism Council, and the Director of the City Parks and Recreation Department.

Honorary members may be brought forward from time to time and will be considered for appointment by a majority vote of voting Council members. They will be artists and other notable arts advocates from around the world whose names and works will promote and support the mission of the Council. The appointments will be reserved for acclaimed artists and other notable art advocates.

Any regular member missing three (3) consecutive meetings shall automatically be removed from the Council and replaced in the same manner as that member was originally appointed.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
Members of this Board are not required to file a Financial Disclosure Form.

TERMS OF OFFICE
The five (5) Commission regular member appointees shall serve a term consistent with the duration of the term of the appointing Commissioner.

The six (6) ad hoc members shall be appointed for a term of two years, but may reapply and continue serving.

Non-voting associate members may be appointed for a one (1) year term.

Any regular member missing three (3) consecutive meetings shall automatically be removed from the Council and replaced in the same manner as that member was originally appointed.

ORGANIZATION
The Council shall meet from time to time under rules and regulations which it may promulgate. At the first meeting of the Council, the members shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson.

The chairperson of the Council shall be afforded the opportunity to request that the City Commission place on its agenda for discussion any recommendations or suggestions made by the Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
That the duties and responsibilities of the Council shall be to:
(a) assist City administration in fostering a strong and vibrant cultural environment that supports a diverse program of the performing and creative arts for both residents and visitors;
(b) strengthen the role of arts and cultural resources in City revitalization efforts;
(c) increase opportunities for incorporating arts and culture in the City’s community development agenda;
(d) enhance awareness of the cultural assets in the City;
(e) assist the City to survey and assess the community’s needs, resources and support for artists and arts initiatives;
(f) develop recommendations that will help the City respond to the needs and creative possibilities within the City;
(g) identify and recommend policies and formulate long-range plans to cultivate the arts and build on existing programs to create a common vision;
(h) serve as cultural liaison with the City between the interests of the creative community, business community, tourist industry and the community-at-large;
(i) identify and advise the City on ways to attract county, state and federal programs and grants in direct support of arts programs with the City in conjunction with the Grant Advisory Board;
(j) encourage excellence in design and historic preservation;
(k) develop initiatives that encourage the growth of cultural tourism and creative industries;
(l) stimulate greater public awareness and appreciation of the importance of the arts in creating and sustaining a vibrant community;
(m) encourage and facilitate opportunities for residents and tourists to participate in artistic activities;
(n) coordinate information and programs with the other established advisory boards within the City; and
(o) coordinate with appropriate City staff regarding parks, open space and facilities within the City for utilization of such facilities to promote arts awareness in the City.



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