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.

Council Representative

Councillor Watt


Diana Becker, Sareh Donaher, Karen Duffek, Carolyn Gotay, Harry Greenwood, Bo Helliwell, Desiree LaCas (Acting 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

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


Public participation instructions

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

2022 meetings

Art Museum Advisory Committee

Jan. 11 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 8 Agenda Minutes
March 8 Agenda Minutes
April 5 Agenda Minutes
May 10 Cancelled  
June 7 Agenda Minutes
July 5 Agenda Minutes
Sep. 6 Cancelled  
Sep. 13 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 4 Cancelled  
Oct. 20 Agenda  
Nov. 8 Cancelled  
Nov. 15 Agenda  

Fundraising Subcommittee

March 10 Agenda Minutes
May 31 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 18 Agenda  

Programming Subcommittee

May 26 Agenda Minutes

Strategic Planning Subcommittee

May 25 Agenda Minutes

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 Minutes
Dec. 14 Cancelled  

Fundraising Subcommittee

Feb. 18 Quorum Notes
June 3 Quorum Notes

Programming Subcommittee

May 27 Quorum Notes

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