Chapter 2.86


2.86.010    Title.

2.86.020    Purpose.

2.86.030    Membership.

2.86.040    Terms of office.

2.86.050    Responsibilities.

2.86.010 Title.

There is created a citizens committee to be called the Sumner arts commission. (Ord. 2037 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1915 § 1, 2000)

2.86.020 Purpose.

The mission of the Sumner arts commission is to provide leadership in promoting art appreciation and creative expression in visual, literary, cultural, and the performing arts in Sumner. The aim is to improve citizens’ quality of life through art experiences and contribute to the aesthetic environment of the city. Residents will be welcome to participate and local artists will be encouraged and supported. (Ord. 2037 § 2, 2003: Ord. 1915 § 2, 2000)

2.86.030 Membership.

The arts commission shall be composed of no fewer than five and no more than 15 voting members, at least the majority of which shall be residents of the city of Sumner and one of which shall be the arts director, or designee, from the Sumner YMCA. The city shall provide a staff liaison to the arts commission to serve in an advisory role.

Members shall serve without pay and shall be appointed by the mayor with confirmation by the city council. Members shall show an interest in accomplishing the purposes of the arts commission. Membership should include people with expertise in the arts, local businesspersons, and residents. (Ord. 2633 § 1, 2018: Ord. 2561 § 1, 2016: Ord. 2037 § 3, 2003: Ord. 1915 § 3, 2000)

2.86.040 Terms of office.

Members shall serve a four-year term. In the event of a vacancy of any position, the mayor shall appoint a successor for the unexpired portion of the term with confirmation by the city council. Members may be removed by the mayor, subject to approval by the city council, for inefficiency or neglect of duty. (Ord. 2471 § 2, 2014: Ord. 2037 § 4, 2003: Ord. 1915 § 4, 2000)

2.86.050 Responsibilities.

The arts commission shall be responsible for implementing an arts strategy to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. (Ord. 1915 § 5, 2000)