After serving for several years as a vice chair of NACo’s Arts and Culture Commission, Orange County Vice Chair Renee Price was appointed by NACo President Gary Moore to serve as Chair for 2020-21.
The NACo Arts and Culture Commission demonstrates how the arts can be used by county officials to promote economic development and provide solutions to many of the challenges that they face, through workshop sessions, field trips and special publications.
“My goal with the Arts and Culture Commission will be to push forward on highlighting and promoting the multidimensional benefits of the arts and culture for our communities,” said Price. “We have been working diligently to explain and showcase how arts and culture are worthwhile investments for county governments. Theatre, visual art, music, literature and even historic preservation create jobs, boost tourism, drive economic development, support mental health, and bridge societal divides.”
Commissioner Price has been active in NACo since becoming a county commissioner in 2012. She previously served as Chair of NACo’s Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee and has been active in the Rural Action Caucus, which is the voice for America’s rural counties before Congress and the Administration.