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.

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization – primarily ensuring financial health and providing strategic direction. The MRAC Board works in partnership with the MRAC staff team to ensure that the organization’s culture, practices, and relationships align with the values, mission and vision we set forth. Read more…


Ronald Salazar, Anoka County – Chair

Ryan-Olivia Lundy, Hennepin County – Vice Chair

Gretchen Burau, Carver County – Secretary

Lauren White, Hennepin County – At Large


Ross Anderson, Dakota County

James Curry, Anoka County

Alejandra Iannone, Hennepin County

Kathryn Mattson , Scott County

Sofie Netteberg, Ramsey County

Alejandra Pelinka, Scott County

Allison Wagstrom, Washington County

Chavonn Williams Shen, 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

  • July 25, 2023 4:30pm
  • September 26, 2023 4:30pm
  • October 24, 2023 4:30pm
  • November 28, 2023 4:30pm
  • January 23, 2024 4:30pm
  • February 27, 2024 4:30pm
  • March 26, 2024 4:30pm – Arts Impact for Individuals board approval
  • April 23, 2024 4:30pm – Flexible Support board approval
  • May 28, 2024 4:30pm
  • June 25, 2024 4:30pm


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