The Carson City Cultural Commission, established in 2008 by Carson City Municipal Code Chapter 2.41, serves as the primary advisory body to the Carson City Board of Supervisors for matters relating to arts and culture for benefit of all residents and visitors.
Between 2014 and 2016, the Board of Supervisors took action to have the Cultural Commission and Parks and Recreation Department staff prepare an Arts & Culture Master Plan. In February 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted this Arts & Culture Master Plan into the overall Carson City Master Plan. In October 2016 a full-time Arts & Culture Coordinator was hired through a 1% increase in transient occupancy tax. In March 2018, a Department of Arts & Culture was created under the City Hall.
Commissioner Roster as of January 1, 2019: Terri McBride (Chair), Barbara D’Anneo (Vice Chair), Karen Abowd, Elinor Bugli, Lupe Ramirez, Chris Leyva, Mylo McCormick.
Staff Liaison: Mark Salinas (Arts & Culture Coordinator, Municipality of Carson City).
The Commission meets throughout the year at the Carson City Community Center’s Sierra Room, 850 East Williams St. (corner of N. Roop St.), Carson City, NV 89701. Meetings are typically held January, March, May, July, September, November on the 2nd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and televised live. Contact Mark Salinas to confirm date and time.