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City of Morgantown Establishes New Cultural Arts Commission
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On March 16, Morgantown City Council approved an ordinance that recognizes the city’s arts and culture efforts. The ordinance will sunset the former Metropolitan Theatre and Museum Commissions and combine them into a new Cultural Arts Commission.
“The creation of the Cultural Arts Commission is a great opportunity that will allow for more engagement with arts and culture as a whole in the city”, said Morgantown Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr. “We're excited to see this commission come together and help shape the future of arts and culture in Morgantown. We are also extremely grateful for the volunteers of the Met and Museum commissions. Their hard work and dedication to promoting Morgantown as a hub for arts and culture should be commended”.
The Cultural Arts Commission will assist, advise, promote, and make recommendations to the Director of Arts & Cultural Development, City Manager, and City Council on all arts and culture related matters. Additionally, the commission will assist in the development of cultural programs and services, operations of the city’s cultural facilities including the Metropolitan Theatre, the Morgantown History Museum, and the Ruby Amphitheater at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park, and the development and placement of public art.
“Creating the new Cultural Arts Commission will support the ongoing alignment of all arts and cultural development in the city,” said Director of Arts and Cultural Development Vincent Kitch. It will provide a coordinated approach to our work and strengthen all the arts in Morgantown”.
For more information on the Cultural Arts Commission, please contact the Director of Arts and Cultural Development Vincent Kitch at firstname.lastname@example.org.