Cultural Affairs Commission

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The Cultural Affairs Commission is made up of 18 members, appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen. Commissioners meet every other month to review programming. In addition, the commission meets once a year to recommend purchases of cultural services from eligible arts organizations.

The Cultural Affairs Commission’s mission is to foster innovative programming and services as a means of increasing the diversity and the quality of available artistic, cultural, and historical offerings, of raising the community’s awareness of the benefits gained from such programs, and of ensuring that those sectors are used to enrich the quality of life within the City of Savannah.

With an eye to the future of this community’s arts, culture, and historical life, the Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on June 14, 1979, that established the Cultural Arts Commission (formerly known as the Savannah Arts Council). Mayor and Council charged the Commission with the responsibility of advocating for the creation, the promotion, and the expansion of the arts, culture, and historical opportunities to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of Savannah. As envisioned by the Mayor and Aldermen, the Commission would voice the concerns, the needs, and the desires of Savannah, concerning art, culture, and history.

2024 Cultural Affairs Commissioners

Alexis Alexander
Joanna Angell
Danielle Barboza, Vice Chair
Lynda DeLoach
Lu Fang
Deborah Glenn, Chair
DJ Murphy


Subcommittee Members

Public Art Spotlight Weave-A-Dream Youth Advisory
Deborah Glenn (Interim Chair)
Joanna Angell
DJ Murphy
Danielle Barboza (Interim Chair)
Lu Fang
Lynda DeLoach
Deborah Glenn
DJ Murphy
Danielle Barboza, Chair
Deborah Glenn
Lynda DeLoach
DJ Murphy
Deborah Glenn (Interim Chair)
Lynda DeLoach
Alexis Alexander
Danielle Barboza


Next Meeting

Cultural Affairs Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Savannah Cultural Arts Center, Ben Tucker Theater
201 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401

The public is invited to attend the Cultural Affairs Commission meetings. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an RSVP to this email by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Meeting Minutes


December 2023|  Click here to view past meeting minutes

Evaluation Forms

The following form is for Cultural Affairs Commissioner use:
ONLINE FORM: Commission Evaluation Form