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Two Trustees Named to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s Board

Photo Credit: Bob Perkowski

CLEVELAND (August 31, 2018) – Charna E. Sherman has been reappointed and Gary Hanson has been appointed by County Executive Armond Budish to serve three-year terms commencing April 1, 2018 and ending March 31, 2021 on the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees. Mr. Hanson was sworn in at a special meeting today by Sherman, who serves as CAC’s Board President.

Ms. Sherman joined the CAC Board of Trustees in April 2015. A Beachwood resident, she is an accomplished trial lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Hanson is an arts administrator and former director of The Cleveland Orchestra. He is a resident of Cleveland Heights.

“The CAC staff looks forward to working with Gary and Charna over the next three years,” said Jill M. Paulsen, interim executive director + CEO of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. “Both are passionate and knowledgeable about the varied arts and culture organizations in Cuyahoga County and will be great assets to our Board.”

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.

Culture (CAC) is one of the largest 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 $170 million in 375 organizations both large and small, making our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit