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Nancy Mendez Appointed to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees

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CLEVELAND (May 15, 2019)Nancy Mendez has been appointed by County Executive Armond Budish to serve on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees.

Ms. Mendez, a Cleveland resident, is vice president of community impact for the United Way of Greater Cleveland. She has been appointed to a new term commencing April 1, 2019 and ending March 31, 2022. Ms. Mendez replaces Trustee Mark Avsec, whose three-year term expired on March 31, 2019.

“We are excited to welcome Nancy to our Board,” said Jill M. Paulsen, interim CEO + executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. “Nancy’s experience with and deep understanding of our community’s nonprofits, the local funding landscape, and the importance of equity will make our work stronger.”

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five members who serve rotating three-year terms without compensation. Board members are appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council.

All CAC Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. Learn more and view a schedule of upcoming meetings at

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is one of the largest local public funders for arts and culture in the nation, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Since 2006, CAC has invested more than $182 million in more than 400 organizations, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

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