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Downtown Performing Arts Center Task Force

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PURPOSE:  To review recent reports conducted on a proposed performing arts center in Downtown Evanston.  The task force will make recommendation to the City Council on steps to identify a suitable performing arts center location as well as steps associated with construction and operation for such a center.

MEMBERS:  9 Evanston residents appointed by the Mayor.  In addition, Executive Director of Downtown Evanston or her designee, a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a representative from Northwestern University. (Apply Here)


QUALIFICATIONS: Members must be representatives of performing arts groups, residents from both downtown and other areas, business representative and construction professionals and city staff.

MEETING DATE: To be determined

MEETING PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room to be determined

REPORTS TO:  City Council


Sandra Chavis

James Corirossi, Representative, Downtown Evanston

Michael Corr, Representative, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

John Engman

Paul Fitzpatrick

Judy Kemp

Stephen Mullins

Tanya Palmer

Jean Petrick

Penny Rotheiser

STAFF: Jennifer Lasik, Cultural Arts Coordinator    

              Paul Zalmezak, Economic Development Specialist

Performing Arts Article

NEA Report

evanstARTS Report

Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda Minutes Video
6/22/15 Agenda
06/15/15 Presentation Minutes
09/18/14 Agenda
08/26/14 Agenda
07/31/14 Agenda
07/08/14 Agenda
06/19/14 Agenda
06/05/14 Agenda
05/01/14 Agenda
03/27/14 Agenda
03/13/14 Agenda
02/06/14 Agenda