Board or Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm


Meeting-December 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.



  1. Take roll
  2. Review and vote on accepting minutes from November 14 meeting


Old Business

  1. Arts Council Ordinance (No. 1908)
    1. Feedback from Finance Director Sailor on how the City handles donations for LAC (escrow acct?) 
    2. Additional questions?
  2. Discover Laurel Day (October 25)
    1. Recap from Melissa
    2. Next steps?
  3. Subcommittee Structure and Discussion:
    1. Strategic Planning  - Melissa Holland
    2. Funding - Charles Devilier, Kelsey Eustace
    3. Public Relations & Event Planning - Christian Givens, Brenda Wheeler, Laverne Debnam, Steven Echeverry
    4. Arts Education - Cheryl Dyer, Nadia Janjua, Alisa Kerr, Charles Devillier, Melissa Holland
    5. Public Art - Cheryl Dyer, Steven Echeverry, Alisa Kerr, Melissa Holland, Nadia Janjua
    6. Grantmaking (Combine with Funding for now?) - Charles Devillier
  4. Laurel High School benches – would they like our support? Would the arts and performing arts teachers/students be interested in meeting with LAC to discuss future projects?
  5. Recap Art Walk
    1. Melissa’s Update
    2. Note Cards from Public
  6. Newsletter update from Public Relations & Event Planning Subcommittee


New Business

  1. Will LAC sponsor 1-2 Laurel Board of Trade 2nd Saturday Events in 2018? Another Art Walk? Which month/s?
  2. Brainstorm: "What can we do right now?”
    1. Public art project with Parks & Rec and/or Laurel Schools
    2. Artist directory and survey
    3. Monthly Newsletter
    4. Fundraising
    5. ?
  3. Google Drive – Is it working for us? Are we comfortable with it? Would we prefer something else? Do we need training on how to use it?
  4. Laurel Historical Society – possible partnership?
  5. Next meeting will be on January 9th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Laurel Municipal Center in Meeting Room 2
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Parks and Recreation

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers recreation programs and services throughout six facilities and 19 park sites encompassing over 222 acres of parkland.