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Meeting Information

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month
Time: 4 – 6 pm 
Place: Walter Cultural Arts Center  

Contact Information:
Community Arts Program Supervisor

About the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council 

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is a citizen advisory committee appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the additional City Council members. Under the general direction of the City Council, the HACC oversees policies and programs pertaining to arts and culture for the City. It is housed in the Parks and Recreation Department and is administered by the City of Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts Program Manager.

The mission of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council is to promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous, and livable community.

To learn more about how arts and culture help shape the City of Hillsboro be sure to look at the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan and the HACC Strategic Plan.

HACC Objectives

  • To encourage and celebrate a diverse range of arts and cultural expressions in keeping with Hillsboro's unique identity and sense of place.
  • To build capacity and collaborations among artists and arts and cultural organizations and with other community interests.
  • To expand awareness and opportunities for cultural participation.
  • To promote life-long cultural learning through the arts and culture.
  • To further integrate the arts and culture into Hillsboro's civic priorities.

Membership Requirements

The HACC is made up of between 11 and 17 members who have been or are associated with specific arts, culture, heritage, business, education, social services, and government groups in the City. Members are not appointed to represent specific constituencies but to act on behalf of the entire community.

Members may serve up to two consecutive terms and are eligible for reappointment after a one-term absence.  

HACC Members

Member Term Expires
Jean Lasswell, Chair  December 31, 2021
Joan Callaway, Vice Chair  December 31, 2019
Ramon Cancel  December 31, 2021
Ajoy Navin Chakrapani  December 31, 2021
Martin Conley  December 31, 2020
Tracy Francis  December 31, 2020
BJ Jeddeloh  December 31, 2019
Jeff Jurrens  December 31, 2019
See Eun Kim  December 31, 2021
Tonya Macalino  December 31, 2020
Gayle Nachtigal  December 31, 2021
Venkatesh Naik  December 31, 2021
Pamela Padilla  December 31, 2021
Dawn Sellers  December 31, 2019
Ellie Villaraldo  December 31, 2019


HACC Meeting Schedule & Documents

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