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About the Commission
The Pierce County Arts Commission was formed in 1985 to serve as a volunteer advisory group to Pierce County government. The commission is appointed for their interest, experience, and support of the arts.

Commissioners are appointed by the executive and confirmed by the County Council for three-year terms. Each council district is represented by one commissioner, additional commissioners serve at-large.

Commission Vacancies 
The Pierce County Economic Development Department is seeking two citizen volunteers to serve on its nine member Arts Commission (PCAC) for a three-year term. Successful candidates will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

The PCAC is recognized by the State of Washington and Pierce County for the important role it plays in delivering programs and services that stimulate participation and growth in the arts throughout Pierce County. Ideal candidates should possess acknowledged accomplishments in one or more of the following fields: architecture, art criticism, art education, history, dance, communicative arts, theatre, heritage arts, landscape architecture, music, painting, photography, planning, sculpture, or ethnic arts or have publicly demonstrated a deep interest in and appreciation of cultural and artistic activities. Candidates are being recruited from District 2 (Alderton, Auburn, Browns Point, Dash Point, Edgewood, Fife, Milton, NE Tacoma, North Puyallup, Pacific, Puyallup, and Sumner) and District 6 (Anderson & Ketron Islands, Steilacoom, JBLM, Dupont, Lakewood, and Parkland). 

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of Jan, Apr, July, and October from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Additional meetings may be held.

If interested, please complete the application and mail to:

Attn: Kathy Sorgenfrei
Pierce County Economic Development Dept
950 Pacific Ave, Ste 720
Tacoma, WA  98402

Current Pierce County Arts Commissioners
  • District 1 - Christina Kitchens
  • District 2 - Vacancy
  • District 3 - Kimatha Kesner, Vice-President 
  • District 4 - Jenifer Davis 
  • District 5 - Jeffrey Lombardi, President 
  • District 6 - Vacancy
  • District 7 - Katia Ramirez 
  • At Large - Philip Chang 
  • At Large - Zakiyyah Cordell

2015 Meeting Schedule
  • January 8, 2015- 5:30 p.m. (Parkland-Spanaway Sheriff Precinct, Moran Room, 495 Shandon Wright Way S, Tacoma, WA  98444 )
  • April 9, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. (PAC Library Location, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA  98446)
  • July 9, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. (PAC Library Location, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA  98446)
  • October 8, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. (PAC Library Location, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA  98446)

Special MeetingFebruary 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm (EDB for Tacoma-Pierce County, 950 Pacific Ave, Ste 410, Tacoma, WA 98402)

If special meetings are needed outside of the regularly scheduled meetings, those meetings notifications will be posted on this website.

Contact Us

Economic Development Department

950 Pacific Ave.
Suite 720
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: (253) 798-6150
Fx: (253) 798-6389

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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