At the December 8th Board meeting, The Clinton County Arts Council held officer elections for the 2017 / 2018 term. Carol Ann Simon Cillo was elected Board President of the CCAC which runs and operates The Station Gallery. In addition to the gallery, the CCAC has been the driving force within the region to connect and promote the arts within Clinton, Centre and Lycoming counties.
Outgoing President Steven L. Getz stated, “Planned change is a good thing and periodically adjusting the leadership roles in any organization creates energy to accomplish new and exciting goals. I couldn’t be more confident in the direction of the CCAC to continue our mission of art enrichment in the region. Carol has considerable experience in leadership roles and we are excited to have her head the board. She brings a rare combination of business and art skills needed to guide the CCAC in the direction the board of directors has outlined over the past 5 years while developing new objectives and strategies for the future. Her business, government and art connections within the region are essential for the prosperity of the organization. She has my total support and I will remain on the board to assist her in any way. By stepping down as Board President, I can now concentrate on several art enrichment projects that have been on hold over the past 3 years. This will take a lot of focus and I am excited to work with other board members to make this a reality.
I will also remain as the LH JAMS director for 2017 to assure another successful festival and help grow it into a signature event for Lock Haven and the surrounding community.”
Carol Cillo is dedicated to continuing the mission of the CCAC and promoting all of the arts in Clinton County stating, “ The arts council is very fortunate to have community members willing to support and participate in the wide variety of opportunities we offer for development of the arts. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in Lock Haven, Clinton County and the surrounding area – and that can only be possible through the combined efforts of our dedicated Board of Directors, community leaders in business, education and government. We have more new and exciting plans coming up soon, and hope to always keep things fresh, of high quality and diverse interest.”
Three other board officer positions were also filled during the December meeting. Donna Wilson will serve as Vice President of the CCAC and focus on sustainability of the organization, community relations and Co-Chair the search committee for future exhibits. Ron McGinniss will continue to serve as treasurer and Jennifer Deitloff as board secretary.
The entire CCAC Board of Directors includes, Carol Ann Simon Cillo, Donna Wilson, Karen Elias, Fred Bucheit, Mary Coploff, Jennifer Deitloff, Rich Wykoff, Brady Carnahan, Steven Getz and Ron McGinniss.
Student board members include Megan Zick from Lock Haven University and Jeffery Alvarez from Central Mountain High School.