Arts Commission


Sky River Trees by Koryn RolstadThe Arts Commission was created to help enrich the lives of the people of this region by making visual, performing and literary arts vital elements in the life of our community. The Commission works to support local artists through networking, skill development and visibility through a variety of unique opportunities.

Meeting Information

The Arts Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 6:00 p.m., in Olympia City Hall Room 112, 601 4th Avenue East (unless otherwise noted below).

  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

Get additional meeting details, agendas, and minutes on our online meeting calendar external link.


Stacy Hicks, Chair - term ends 2019
Marygrace Goddu, Vice-Chair - term ends 2019
Britta Echtle - term ends 2018
Diana Fairbanks - term ends 2020
Timothy Grisham - term ends 2020
Ron Hinton - term ends 2019
Kathy A. Murray - term ends 2018
Katie Nelson - term ends 2019
Katherine Williams - term ends 2018

  • A majority of members of the Olympia Arts Commission must reside in the City of Olympia or Olympia's Urban Growth Area.
  • Term: 3 years, ends March 31
  • Appointed by: Olympia City Council


The Community Events & Outreach Committee (CEO) provides policy support and direction for Arts Commission programs (except for Public Art).

The Art in Public Places Committee (APP) provides recommendation to Council on acquisition of new artworks for the City’s Public Art Collection.


Contact Staff Liaison, Stephanie Johnson, at 360.709.2678 or