Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) is comprised of applicants, panelists, and community members, representing a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, and the regions we serve.

Screenshot of a Zoom Board Meeting


Adaobi Okolue (Chair) Executive Director + Publisher, Twin Cities Media Alliance, Hennepin County

Sara Wilson (Vice Chair) Attorney, Lommen Abdo P.A., Suburban Hennepin County

Kate Walker (Treasurer) Singer, Valley Chamber Chorale, Hennepin County

Alejandra Iannone (Secretary), Interdisciplinary Artist and Creative Director, Sparkle Theatricals, Hennepin County 


Amanda Cortés, Artspace and Springboard for the Arts, Ramsey County

Paul Creager, Founder and Director, Square Lake Film & Music Festival, Washington County

Adrienne Viola Doyle, Tactical Lead and Development Associate, Juxtaposition Arts, Hennepin County

Craig Dunn, Access Consultant, Ramsey County

Ryan-Olivia Lundy, Dancer, Black Label Movement and Shapeshift, Suburban Hennepin County

Alejandra Pelinka, Director of Creative Placemaking, City of Bloomington, Scott County

Lue Vang Accountant, McKnight Foundation, Ramsey County

Lauren White, Director of Development, Juxtaposition Arts, Hennepin County

Meeting Dates

All board meetings take place via Zoom. The business meetings are conducted in the spirit of the Open Meeting Law. Individuals who would like to observe the business meeting can email

  • August 24, 2021 4:30pm
  • September 21, 2021 4:30pm
  • October 19, 2021 4:30pm
  • November 16, 2021 4:30pm
  • December 21, 2021 4:30pm
  • January 18, 2022 4:30pm
  • February 15, 2022 4:30pm
  • March 15, 2022 4:30pm
  • April 19, 2022 4:30pm
  • May 17, 2022 4:30pm
  • June 21, 2022 4:30pm


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