Arts and Culture Commission

 Meetings  
  • Second Monday of the month
  • 4:30P.M.
  • Northfield Public Library - Library Meeting Room
  • 210 Washington St. 

 

Important Documents


 Ordinance 855 - Established the Arts and Culture Commission   
Agendas & Minutes
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Member   Term  Expiration  
David Carter Member 12/31/2018  
Bonnie Jean Flom Chair 12/31/2019  
Karna Hauck Member 12/31/2019  
Cynthia Gilbertson Member 12/31/2018  
Mark Gleason Vice Chair 12/31/2018  
Jill Ewald Member 12/31/2019  
Timothy Vick Secretary 12/31/2017  
Alyssa Herzog Melby Member 12/31/2017  
Paula Granquist Member 12/31/2017  
Danny Allin (voting) Youth Rep    
Olivia Archambault Youth Rep    
Jariya Goerwitz      
City Staff    
Teresa Jensen Library and IT Director 507-645-1801

Overview


The Arts and Culture Commission advises City Council about the development of arts and cultural activities, organizations, and facilities in Northfield."The Arts and Culture Commission was created by City Council in January 2007 following a recommendation from ArtsPlan06 which identified its mission." Its purpose is to assist Northfield in becoming a community in which arts and cultural activities:
  • Are recognized as vital components of community life worthy of investment and support from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Are valued and promoted for their economic benefits and development potential, especially in the downtown
  • Include new ethnic groups in Northfield's identity and sense of community
  • Represent an integral part of Northfield's educational mission and programs for young people
  • Engage the talents and involvement of retirees and senior citizens
  • Develop a wider array of opportunities for collaboration between faculty and student artists at the two colleges and community artists
  • Cooperate to enhance the public perception of Northfield's identity and quality of life in the community itself, the surrounding region, and beyond
Meetings are called by the chair. For transaction of business at any meeting, a majority of members shall constitute a quorum.


Projects


The Arts and Culture Commission has initiated a number of special projects, including sidewalk poetry, a high school sculpture project, a living treasures award and a study on the economic impact of the arts in Northfield.
 
 
 
 
 
   
  

Application & Membership Requirements


Members are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members, based on their willingness to serve and background, are appointed from various sectors of the community, including arts and cultural organizations, Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, local schools, business community, independent artists, and the community at large.

Applications for commission membership are available for download or at:
  • City Hall
    801 Washington St.
    Northfield, MN 55057
  • Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington St.
    Northfield, MN 55057