Wesport Mayor Jones named to Ontario Arts Council
Westport Mayor Robin Jones is the newest member to be appointed to the Ontario Arts Council (or OAC) board of directors.
A release from the OAC says that Mayor Jones brings significant professional expertise to the OAC board in addition to her love of both music and ceramics.
Rita Davies, OAC Chair says the scope of Robin’s municipal experience as well as her years of living and working in rural Ontario, are welcome assets to any provincial board, but especially one with such a broad mandate.
The Ontario Arts Council has a 12-member government-appointed board of directors that is responsible for oversight of OAC’s granting process, including policies and decision-making.
In 2019-20, the Ontario Arts Council invested $51.9 million in 197 communities across Ontario through grants to individual artists and to organizations.