Blanden Memorial Board of Trustees

The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month (except December and August) at 5:30 p.m. at the Blanden.  Nine Members serve 6 year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with approval from the City Council.

The Board oversees hiring of director/employees, personnel matters, follows city pay schedule handles trusts and donations, acquires and owns works of art, cares for them, interprets the, and exhibits them to the public on a regular basis.

Specific Powers and Duties:

  1. To make and enforce policy and regulations for the control, operation, supervision and maintenance of the museum.
  2. To have charge, control, and supervision of the public art museum, its works of art, appurtenances, fixtures, and buildings or rooms containing the same, directing and controlling all of the affairs of such art museum.
  3. To employ a director and such assistants and employees as may be necessary of the management of said art museum and fix the compensation of the personnel consistent with the classification system and pay range policies of the City.
  4. To apply for and accept grant or subsidies from any other unity of government.
  5. To accept gifts or works of art, care for them, and interpret them.
  6. To have control of the expenditures of all monies allocated by the Council.


Board Member                                              Term Expires

Doug Brightman, Chair                                   June 30, 2016
Regina Smith                                                 June 30, 2017
Jennifer Dutcher                                            June 30, 2019
Todd McCubbin                                             June 30, 2019
Margaret Loomis                                            June 30, 2021
Debra Johnson                                              June 30, 2021
Robert Halm                                                       Emeritus

Anyone wishing to apply for this board may contact the Mayors Office at 573-7144 or print off an application form located under the related pages tab.

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