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Arts and Culture Commission Recognized for 25 Years in Reno


2015-11-18-21-08-03-0800-700x526-5568229-7073167The Reno Arts and Culture Commission gave a presentation today to the Reno City Council, noting its 25 years as being the official adviser to the city for its arts and culture.

The commission was created in 1991 and is credited for creating Artown in 1996.

Commission Chair Willis Allen said he was grateful to the city for its support of the arts, and noted that the amount of funding requests that comes to the commission far exceeds available funding for grant requests for projects around the city.

Its budget for fiscal year 15/16 is $194,000, and requests for projects totaled $346,115.

The commission has nine volunteer members appointed by the City Council.

Bob Conrad
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.