MONROE COUNTY -- The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is accepting letters of interest for two openings on the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Tourist Development Council.
The TDC District 2 appointee must live from the city limits of Key West to the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and the TDC District 5 appointee must live between Mile Marker 90.94 and the Dade/Monroe county line and any mainland portions of Monroe County.
Committee members serve a three-year term beginning Oct. 1. The sitting committee member for that district may reapply for the position. The District 2 seat is currently held by Sherry Phillips and the District 5 seat is held by Mimi Kolek.
The Cultural Umbrella Committee is composed of five people representing the five TDC districts and is administered by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. The committee works with the TDC's advertising and public relations agencies to promote the Keys as an arts and cultural destination and makes recommendations for the funding of cultural events.
To be eligible, a person must:
• Have resided in the TDC district to which appointed for a minimum of two years;
• Have demonstrated significant support and advocacy for art and culture or work as an artist;
• Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of art and culture to the economy and to the quality of life of Monroe County residents and guests; and
• Receive no income in an administrative capacity from an entity or individual that was awarded Cultural Umbrella event funding in the past fiscal year or that applies in the current year.
To be considered, send a letter of interest and brief resume by March 3 to Elizabeth Young, Executive Director, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-263, Key West, Fla. 33040 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.