Arts Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Third Monday of every month
  • Robert J. Drewel Building
    6th Floor
    3000 Rockefeller Ave
    Public Meeting Room 6A04
The meetings are open to the public. For a request to be added to the agenda, please contact Hal Gausman, Deputy Parks Director & Fairgrounds Manager by email or at 360-805-6729. Requests must be made three weeks before the next meeting. 

Because the meetings are held after normal county office hours, public access is limited. The main doors and elevators cannot be accessed without a key card. Employee assistance is available between 5:50 and 6:10 p.m.


The commission is made up of seven members, one from each council district, and two at-large members who may reside anywhere in the county. Each member has an alternate. After the initial appointments, members serve four-year terms.
  • District 1: Sarah Arney, Arlington
    • Alternate: Michael Kundu, Marysville
  • District 2: Christine Awad-Schmaltz, Mukilteo
    • Alternate: Vacant
  • District 3: Vacant
    • Alternate: Rebecca Chawgo, Lynnwood
  • District 4: Vacant
    • Alternate: Vacant
  • District 5: Robert Fairfax, Chair, Snohomish
    • Alternate: Terri Shinn, Snohomish
  • At Large: Vacant
    • Alternate: Claire Cundiff, Arlington
  • At LargeLance Carleton, Lake Stevens
    • Alternate: Vacant
Snohomish County is seeking applications for membership on the Snohomish County Arts Commission. County residents who have relevant experience or skills are encouraged to apply. Applicants should fill out the online application.

About the Commission

This commission was created by the Snohomish County Council in July 2004 to:
  • Advocate for the arts as a part of Snohomish County’s culture
  • Recommend an annual arts program
  • Recommend criteria for selection of any artist or art work to be funded through the arts program
  • Provide reports on recommended acquisitions of artwork
  • Recommend the public site(s) for installation or performance of public art
  • Advise on maintenance, conservation, etc.
  • Make funding recommendations for specific works of art
  • Seek private or public donations and grants for the arts program
  • Provide an annual written report describing the commission’s activities and the arts program.
Contact Hal Gausman at 360-805-6729 or visit the Snohomish County Arts Commission website for more information.