Cultural Council

Our Role

In Massachusetts, public funding for the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences is provided through a central state agency - the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) - and through a network of Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) that serve every city and town in the state.

The LCCs award grants to support a broad range of cultural activities including field trips. The funds are awarded to a school, a town department, an organization, or an individual.

The Framingham LCC is responsible for making the final decisions on how to best serve the cultural needs of Framingham in selecting grant recipients and the amount of each grant.

Members of the Cultural Council

New members of the Framingham LCC are appointed by the Mayor for a term of 1, 2, or 3 years. Members may be re-appointed but cannot serve for more than 6 consecutive years. Meetings are held monthly in the evening.

Term Expiration
Joel Winett
September 5, 2021
Philip C. Kaplan
September 12, 2021
Marie Perez
September 10, 2020
Carol Kagan
MemberNovember 15, 2021
Kurt Fusaris
MemberOctober 14, 2021
Lois Levick
MemberAugust 31, 2021
Amy BernsteinMember
September 6, 2020
Rogerio CupertinoMemberSepetember 4, 2020
Vicki HammelMemberSeptember 10, 2019
Samantha LoiseauMemberOctober 2, 2020
Vanessa PendexterMemberAugust 31, 2020
Beth SheetzMemeberAugust 30, 2019
Angela RandolphMemberSeptember 6, 2019
Chris RoppolaMemberSeptember 10, 2019
Darlyn ScottMemberSeptember 11, 2019
Leslie HarveyMemberSeptember 12, 2019
Judith Levine

Esther Powell