Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC)


The Public Art Advisory Committee provides strategic input and advice to the City Council on the opportunities and procedures for supporting the addition of public art throughout the City and the policies necessary to address these opportunities.

Regular Meetings

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.  Meeting agendas, packets, and minutes are available here


The Public Art Advisory Committee is composed of five members to be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and approval of the City Council, consisting of:

  • One member of the City Council for a one-year term
  • One member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a one-year term
  • Three members who are residents of the City of Holland who are interested in art, landscaping, or architecture for staggered three-year terms

All members are residents of the City of Holland and demonstrate significant knowledge of arts and culture. The Committee is subject to the City's Public Art Policy to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all participants involved in public art processes and to ensure accommodations are without bias.


The Public Art Advisory Committee, serving as an advisory body to City Council, will have the following responsibilities:

  • Affirm public art as a means to recognize and portray community attributes and inspirations, create and convey pride, and reinforce identity and a sense of special place throughout the community
  • Recognize the value of public art as an economic development force
  • Encourage the creation and placement of public art throughout the City that engages the imagination and participation of the community
  • While maintaining an openness to the location of public art in any venue, develop a public art framework that identifies specific public art opportunities in specific locations throughout the City
  • Actively review and evaluate current and proposed public art installations and evaluate existing and proposed maintenance programs and initiatives, while advising City Council in all such matters
  • Engage others throughout the community who are involved in or interested in promoting and installing public art throughout the City
  • Serve as a community forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions concerning the public art needs and opportunities of the City
  • Review and update the City's Public Art Policy at least once every three years and refer proposed changes to the City Council to implement
  • Assist in the implementation of Council-approved public art policies, programs, and installations


  • Rodger Eich
    Term Expires: December 2023
  • Lorma Freestone, Chairperson
    Term Expires: December 2024
  • Carolyn Marquis, Parks & Recreation Commissioner
    Term Expires: December 2023
  • Lyn Raymond, Council Liaison
    Term Expires: December 2023
  • Lisa Walcott
    Term Expires:  June 2026

Staff Support