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) is seeking new board members for the next fiscal year (FY24, starting on July 1, 2023). The 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…


Alejandra Iannone – Secretary: Sparkle Theatricals
Hennepin County

Adaobi Okolue – Chair: Twin Cities Media Alliance
Hennepin County

Kate Walker – Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair: Valley Chamber Chorale
Hennepin County

Sara Wilson – Vice Chair, Policy Committee Chair: Lommen Abdo P.A.
Ramsey County


Ross Anderson – Policy Committee: Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center
Dakota County

Gretchen Burau: American Museum of Asmat Art
Carver County

Amanda Cortés: Artspace, Springboard for the Arts
Hennepin County

Adrienne Viola Doyle: Juxtaposition Arts
Hennepin County

Ryan-Olivia Lundy – Nominating Committee:  Black Label Movement, Shapeshift
Hennepin County

Kathryn Mattson – Finance Committee
Scott County

Alejandra Pelinka – Policy Committee: City of Bloomington
Scott County

Ronald Salazar – Policy Committee: Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
Anoka County

Lauren White – Nominating Committee Chair: Juxtaposition Arts
Hennepin County

Chavonn Williams Shen – Finance Committee: Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Upstream 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

  • July 22, 2022 4:30pm
  • September 27, 2022 4:30pm
  • October 25, 2022 4:30pm
  • November 22, 2022 4:30pm
  • January 24, 2023 4:30pm
  • February 28, 2023 4:30pm
  • March 28, 2023 4:30pm
  • April 25, 2023 4:30pm
  • May 30, 2023 4:30pm
  • June 27, 2023 4:30pm


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