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.

Member
Seat
Term Expiration
Amy Bernstein
Member
June 2020
Kurt Fusaris
Member
June 2021
Vicki Hammel
Member
June 2019
Leslie White Harvey
Member
June 2019
Carol Kagan
Member
June 2020
Philip C. Kaplan
Vice-Chair
June 2021
Lois Levick
Member
June 2021
Vanessa Pendexter
MemberJune 2020
Marie Perez
Treasurer
June 2020
Angela Randolph
Member
June 2019
Chris Roppola
MemberJune 2019
Mary Beth Sheetz
Member
June 2019
Darlyn Scott
Member
June 2019
Joel Winett
Chair
June 2021