Cultural Arts Council Announces New Members of its Board of Directors

Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County has just been joined by five new members on the Board of Directors. At the January Board meeting five nominees were elected to serve three-year terms as Board members focusing on governance, planning and financial stability for the 30yr old Cultural Arts Council.

Steve Jones, Senior Video Producer at CITI TV will bring his media skills and knowledge of the arts to his new role on the Board. He is joined by Lexy Dennis, retired American Airlines Flight Attendant and member of the West Atlanta/Douglas County Chorale Society and whose interests in long range planning and special events planning will be put to good use. Rita Wilson Harris, Human Resource Manager at GreyStone Power is a member of American Business Women’s Association and the Junior League and will bring numerous civic connections to her CAC involvement. Gail Moore, owner of Custom Plastics and More, has a downtown focus as a member of Main Street Douglasville and has interests in fundraising and special event planning. Tiffany Stewart-Stanley, a partner in the Stewart Law Group brings legal expertise and public relations skills to her Board service.

None of these new Board members are newcomers to CAC though. Jones, Stewart-Stanley and Moore all helped CAC with last year’s Chili Cook Off and Dennis and Harris both participated in last summer’s “What’s on YOUR Walls?” exhibit.

They join continuing Board members: President Patti Puckett, Ameriprise Financial; Vice President Lisa Doney, West Georgia Technical College; Treasurer Marcita Scharnhorst, retired from GreyStone Power; Secretary Tamara Manny, Proforma; Immediate Past President Greg Williams, Kaiser Permanent; Lisa Cooper, local historian; Donna Crawford, Crawford Legal Group; Sam Davis, City of Douglasville Councilman and City appointee; Renee Davis, Douglas County Board of Education; Sid Miller, Water and Sewer Administration; Philip Montgomery, retired educator and Douglas County appointee; Ana-Elis Perry, Grifols Plasma Operations; Alison Williams, Managed Care Billing Services; and Bill Willis, retired Professor Emeritus.

“Boards of Directors are the continuing life blood of non-profit organizations,” said Davina Grace Hill, CAC Executive Director. “They take on tasks as big as planning five years out for the organization’s future to small tasks such as ushering at events. Their willingness to step up when needed is critical to the survival of any non-profit. CAC is stronger for having so many talented people sharing their skills and enthusiasms with us.”

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions or more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.

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