board of trustees

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is governed by a board of five trustees appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council (two positions are currently vacant).

As specified by Ohio Revised Code 3381.05, members of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Board of Trustees must be residents of Cuyahoga County and knowledgeable about the arts and culture sector. At least two members must be active arts or cultural professionals or administrators.

Additionally, all members of the Board of Trustees must adhere to CAC's Ethics Policy.

Board members serve rotating three-year terms. The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees currently meets six times a year at 4 p.m., generally on the second Monday of designated months. All CAC Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. Specific dates and locations are listed below.

Trustees

Matthew Charboneau

Term: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016

Matthew Charboneau is active in arts and nonprofit programming, performance, and management throughout Northeast Ohio. Recently serving as Network Leader for COSE Arts Network, Mr. Charboneau has also worked in educational outreach as the Associate Director for Roots of American Music, a nonprofit organization that delivers arts based assembly and residency programs to underserved schools throughout Northeast Ohio.

A professional musician for the past twenty years, Mr. Charboneau has performed regionally, nationally and internationally in jazz, rock, blues, roots music, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music ensembles. He plays the double bass and electric bass, and studies traditional folk instruments on the side. He served as guest clinician and adjudicator for the 2004 Tiffin Jazz Festival, twice served as artist-in-residence for the Summer Festival of the Arts in Bar Harbor, Maine and has been featured numerous times on NPR and PBS.

Mr. Charboneau earned a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Nonprofit Organization from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Contact Matthew

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Sari Feldman

Term: April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2015

Sari Feldman joined Cuyahoga County Public Library on June 2, 2003, as its Executive Director. Cuyahoga County Public Library has 28 branches that serve 47 suburban communities. It consistently ranks as one of the nation's top ten best and busiest library systems and is known for its innovative and entrepreneurial service model. Ms. Feldman, of Shaker Heights, is the former Deputy Director of the Cleveland Public Library. She joined the Cleveland Library system in June 1997 when she was appointed Head of Community Services. She was promoted to Deputy Director in October 1999.

Since 1984 she has served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, teaching graduate courses in library management, reference services, policy and grant writing. She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President's Award for Teacher of the Year.

Ms. Feldman is a member of Leadership Cleveland class of 2004. She was the President of the Public Library Association (term 2009-2010) and has been a national spokesperson for public libraries. She is also a member of the American Library Association, Beta Phi Mu, and the Ohio Library Council. She has written widely for professional publications and is the co-author of three books. The most recent book is Learning Environments for Young Children (ALA, 1998).

Contact Sari

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Steven Minter

Term: April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2014

Steven Minter was appointed Executive-In-Residence at Cleveland State University in September 2003, following his retirement after 28 years from The Cleveland Foundation. At Cleveland State he assists the President in strengthening collaborative relationships between the university and community and is a Fellow, Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He served as President and Executive Director of The Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation, from 1984 until his retirement in July 2003. The Foundation's mission involved improving the quality of life in Greater Cleveland, building community endowment, and providing leadership on key community issues. The Cleveland Foundation under his guidance became the largest private source of arts and culture contributions in Cuyahoga County.

Outside the Foundation, he spent over 15 years in governmental positions. This includes service as the first Under Secretary for the United States Department of Education under President Jimmy Carter; Commissioner of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Director of the Cuyahoga County Welfare Department. Mr. Minter has served on and or chaired boards of numerous national and regional organizations and corporations including College of Wooster, Community Foundations of America, American Public Welfare Association, National Community AIDS Partnership, United Way Services, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, KeyCorp, Dominion Resources, Inc., CNG, Rubbermaid and Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

Contact Steven

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Schedule

CAC Board of Trustees Annual Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, April 21
CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, September 8
CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, November 24
CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, December 15

Recent Minutes

Agenda & Handouts

Monday, April 21 2014
Associated File

Agenda & Handouts

Monday, February 10 2014
Associated File