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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Call To Order:

Chair Barry Massoudi called the meeting to order at 6:37 pm at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, Washington.


Roll Call:

Present: Barry Massoudi, Judy Leithe, Beth Brennen, Katalin Pearman, Margaret Minnick, and Sandra Schilling.  Absent: Susan Landon, Erin Curtiss and Councilman Steve Litzow

Staff Present: Jennifer Berner, Eileen Trifts



There were no appearances.



It was moved by Member Margaret Minnick to;

Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of January 12, 2005 as written.

It was seconded and the motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report:

Jennifer Berner distributed the final 2004 Budget Revenue and Expenditure Summary.  The 2005/06 budget developed by the Executive Board based on projects and programs planned for 2005/06 was also distributed.


Chair’s Report:

Barry reviewed the 2004 Annual Report and 2005 Work Plan which will be going before the City Council at their next regularly scheduled meeting.  Copies of the newly reformatted plan were distributed.


Margaret Minnick reported on progress made by the ad hoc committee toward developing a model for succession planning, recruitment and orientation.  A draft was presented to the Arts Council.  It was determined that the Secretary and Treasurer positions are outdated and should be removed from the Executive Board.  The Executive Board should consist of the Chair, Vice Chair and two other elected officers, each of whom must have been on the Arts Council for a minimum of a year.  There was some discussion about the importance of having a publicity person.  Barry will work with Jen and Margaret to come up with a final proposal for the next Arts Council meeting.  Margaret will write a recruitment article for the website. 


Performance Arts:                               

Sandra Schilling reported that the Mostly Music in the Park committee is progressing right along and should have a final listing of music within the next two weeks.



Judy Leithe reported that she recently met with representatives of Wooden O Theatre Group.  They are exploring some new ideas – possibly offering an adult class on Shakespeare.



No report.



No Report.


Public Art:                   

No Report.



No Report.



No report.


Community Arts:

No Report.



No Report.


Staff Report:   

Jen Berner reminded everyone that the 2004 Annual Report and the 2005 Work Plan will be presented to the City Council on February 22.  Everyone is invited to attend.


On February 8, Jen Berner and representatives from the gallery attended a lighting lab in Seattle.  The purpose – a simulation of the lighting for the gallery in the new Community Center.  It will be state of the art.


There was some discussion of the scheduled meeting with Michael Pendleton on March 8.  After some discussion, it was determined that this meeting was not necessary.  It was agreed that the Arts Council needs to have some norms in place, but can achieve this by looking at the City Council’s model for developing their own.  The Executive Board, along with staff, will develop a set of norms for consideration.


City Council Report:                

No Report.


Adjournment:   8:10 pm


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