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
Joel Winett
Chair
June 2021
Philip C. Kaplan
Vice-Chair
June 2021
Marie Perez
Treasurer
June 2020
Amy Bernstein
MemberJune 2020
Rogerio Cupertino
MemberJune 2020
Kurt Fusaris
MemberJune 2021
Cory Grimes
Member
June 2020
Vicki Hammel
MemberJune 2019
Carol Kagan
MemberJune 2020
Lois Levick
MemberJune 2020
Samantha Loiseau
MemberJune 2020
Diane Markowitz
MemberJune 2021
Vanessa Pendexter
MemberJune 2020
Angela Randolph
MemberJune 2019
Chris Roppola
MemberJune 2019
Darlyn ScottMemberJune 2019
Mary Beth Sheetz
Member
June 2019
Leslie White Harvey
Member
TBC