Arts & Culture Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee (ACAC) is to advise Council on the implementation of the West Vancouver Arts & Culture Strategy (2018–2023) and provide general oversight on arts and culture in the District of West Vancouver, taking into consideration the programming, physical administrative/governance, capital and operating funding, and ongoing operational aspects.


  • provide guidance to staff and Council on areas of general oversight on arts and culture in West Vancouver
  • advise and assist staff with prioritizing arts and culture strategies and incorporating them into annual divisional work plans
  • work in conjunction with staff to oversee subcommittees formed to focus on specific strategies and review findings and recommendations
  • provide input on the implementation of the West Vancouver Arts & Culture Strategy (2018–2023)
  • review and comment on matters pertaining to the ACAC’s purpose as referred by staff or Council


An appointment or reappointment of a volunteer member is for a two-year term. A volunteer member may serve for up to six consecutive years on the committee.


Councillor Gambioli


Joanna Baxter, Patricia Bowles (Co-Chair), Richard Finley, Dorsa KhormaliBruce Milley, Kim Rosin, Scott Swan, and Sharon Tsangarakis (Co-Chair).


Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services



Terms of Reference

Arts & Culture Strategy - 2018-2023

Next meeting

Arts & Culture Advisory Committee 

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: In-person meeting in the Raven Room, Municipal Hall


Public participation instructions

If you are interested in participating in this committee meeting, review instructions for public participation in committee meetings.

2022 meetings

Arts & Culture Advisory Committee 

Jan. 13 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 8 Agenda Minutes
March 10 Agenda Minutes
April 5 Agenda Minutes
May 12 Agenda Minutes
June 2 Agenda Minutes
June 9 Cancelled  
July 7 Agenda Minutes
Aug. 31 Agenda  
Sep. 7 Cancelled  
Oct. 6 Agenda Minutes
Nov. 3 Cancelled  
Nov. 17 Agenda  
Dec. 6 Agenda  
Dec. 8 Cancelled  

2021 meetings

Arts & Culture Advisory Committee

Jan. 12 Notice Minutes
Feb. 16 Notice Minutes
March 16 Notice Minutes
April 14 Notice Minutes
May 12 Notice Minutes
June 9 Notice Minutes
July 14 Cancelled  
Sept. 8 Notice Minutes
Oct. 13 Notice Minutes
Nov. 10 Notice Minutes
Dec. 8 Cancelled  
Dec. 16 Notice Minutes

Communications Subcommittee

Jan. 28 Notice Minutes
Feb. 23 Notice Minutes
April 13 Notice Minutes

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