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.


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, 2021 or 2022, depending on when they were appointed.

Council Representative

Councillor Cameron


Diana Becker, Sareh Donaher, Karen Duffek, Carolyn Gotay, Harry Greenwood, Bo Helliwell, Desiree LaCas (Co-Chair), Francesca Patterson (Chair), Massoume Price, and Renée Van Halm.

Staff Liaisons

Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services


Hilary Letwin, Administrator/Curator



Terms of Reference

Next Meeting

Art Museum Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 8
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


Electronic meeting details

This meeting will be conducted via electronic communication facilities, pursuant to Council Committee Procedure Bylaw No. 5020, 2019.

Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input are encouraged to attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the meeting link, 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.

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.

2022 meetings

Jan. 11 Agenda  
Feb. 8    
March 8    
April 5    
May 10    
June 7    
July 5    
Sep. 6    
Oct. 4    
Nov. 8    

2021 meetings

Art Museum Advisory Committee

Jan. 7 Notice Minutes
Feb. 9 Notice Minutes
March 10 Quorum Notes
April 13 Notice Minutes
May 11 Notice Minutes
June 8 Notice Minutes
July 13 Quorum Notes
Sept. 14 Notice Minutes
Oct. 12 Cancelled  
Oct. 19 Notice Minutes
Nov. 9 Notice  
Dec. 14 Cancelled  

Fundraising Subcommittee

Feb. 18 Quorum Notes
June 3 Quorum Notes

Programming Subcommittee

May 27 Quorum Notes

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