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HACC board member Anita Menon 

HACC Mission and History

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is a citizen advisory committee appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Under the general direction of the City Council, the HACC oversees policies and programs pertaining to arts and culture for the City of Hillsboro. 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.

HACC Members

Member Term Expires
 Bryan Welsh, Chair  December 31, 2018
 Jean Lasswell, Vice Chair  December 31, 2018
 Ed Arrington  December 31, 2018
 Tara Burke  December 31, 2018
Joan Callaway  December 31, 2019
 Ramon Cancel  December 31, 2018
Martin Conley  December 31, 2020
 Tracy Francis  December 31, 2020
 BJ Jeddeloh  December 31, 2019
 Jeff Jurrens  December 31, 2019
 Tonya Macalino  December 31, 2020 
 Sudipta Majumdar  December 31, 2020
 Alisa McDonald  December 31, 2019
 Gayle Nachtigal  December 31, 2018
 Dawn Sellers  December 31, 2019
 Jennifer Teeter  December 31, 2020
 Ellie Villaraldo  December 31, 2018

HACC Meeting Schedule

EventDate/TimeAgenda
05/23/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included
06/27/2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Not Included
07/25/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included
08/22/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included
09/26/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included
10/24/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included
11/28/2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Not Included