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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking New Member

Steeple Walk
Geneva residents with a passion for the arts are encouraged to apply for an opening on the City’s Cultural Arts Commission.

Formed in 2006, the commission supports a variety of arts programming including Shakespeare in the Park, Steeple Walk, RiverPark Concert Series and the Geneva Film Festival. In addition to events, the advisory board is committed to advancing art initiatives and raising awareness for arts in the community. The nine-member commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

Residents wanting to serve on this advisory board should submit an application along with a one-page letter of interest to Mayor Kevin Burns, Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134. The envelope should reference the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. The application deadline is Friday, July 14.

All interested parties are encouraged to apply, especially those with experience in the arts, media, marketing, fundraising, event planning, or consensus building. Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the position:

  • Live within the corporate boundaries of the City of Geneva;
  • Be a legal U.S. citizen;
  • Be a registered voter;
  • Have no felony convictions; and
  • Be current on taxes and payments to the City.

The successful candidate for the Cultural Arts Commission will be appointed by Mayor Burns with the advice and consent of the City Council.

An application and more information about each board can be found on the City’s website.

For more information, contact Cultural Arts Commission Chairman Tim Vetang at 630-232-4051 or email

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