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
Everton Da CostaMember
June 2022
Vicki Hammel
Member
June 2022
Leslie White Harvey
Member
June 2022
Philip C. Kaplan
MemberJune 2021
Lois Levick
Member
June 2021
Vanessa Pendexter
MemberJune 2020
Marie Perez
Treasurer
June 2020
Chris Roppola
Vice-Chair/Secretary
June 2022
Mary Beth Sheetz
MemberJune 2022
Joel Winett ChairJune 2021
Shannon Stevens Member June 2020
Julie WisemanMember
June 2021
Cindy Walsh Member June 2021