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Art Museum Advisory Committee


The Art Museum Advisory Committee (AMAC) acts as an advisory committee to Council and staff of the Parks, Culture & Community Services Division to guide long-term planning and to enhance and build community pride through the art museum’s programs and services. The AMAC also works with staff to set policy for the art museum’s public programs and services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary functions of the committee are:

  • Provide input, advocacy and advice on the Art Museum’s policies, procedures and strategic planning.
  • Provide advice on all issues pertaining to the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection according to Council’s established policy and procedures.
  • Assist with the implementation and enhancement of the Art Museum’s programs and services.
  • Assist in fundraising initiatives.
  • Provide a community link to business associations, residents and schools in an effort to develop partnerships, awareness and participation.
  • Provide advice regarding best practices for opportunities to advance the Art Museum’s programs and services.
  • Revise and comment on matters pertaining to the Art Museum’s purpose as referred by staff or Council.

The committee will annually:

  • Provide an annual report and work plan to Council.
  • Review the Terms of Reference.


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.

The current members are appointed to the committee until December 31, 2018.

Council Members

Councillor Nora Gambioli

Citizen Members

Diana Becker, Sareh Donaher, Karen Duffek, Carolyn Gotay, Harry Greenwood, Martin Kemble, Bo Helliwell, Desiree LaCas, Francesca Patterson, and Massoume Price

Staff Liaison

Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services


Hilary Letwin, Administrator/Curator



Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Fundraising Subcommittee

Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


Note: The meeting time has been updated.

The Provincial Health Officer prohibits members of the public from attending in-person to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input can attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the link below, enter your name, email address, and event password, then click "Join Now". Note: Only click "join by browser" if you do not plan on using your microphone.

Click Here to Join Meeting

Password: westvan (Note: The password may auto-populate without you needing to fill it in.)

Number: 146 933 1955 (Note: The number can be used instead of the link to join the meeting at

Written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2021 meetings

Art Museum Advisory Committee

Jan. 7 Notice  
Feb. 3 Notice  
March 10 Notice  
April 13    
May 11    
June 8    
July 13    
Sept. 14    
Oct. 12    
Nov. 9    
Dec. 14    

Fundraising Subcommittee

Feb. 18 Notice  

2020 Meetings

Art Museum Advisory Committee

Feb. 19 Notice Minutes
July 2 Notice Minutes
Sept. 3 Notice Minutes
Sep. 16 Notice Minutes
Oct. 20 Notice Minutes
Nov. 19 Notice Minutes


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