August 11, 2014
To help promote the arts and enhance economic development, the Johns Creek City Council on Monday, Aug. 4, voted 4-0 to create an Arts and Culture Board, a citizens group to make recommendations to the City Council about enriching the City's cultural scene.
"Great cities have great arts and culture," said Mayor Mike Bodker. "Studies show a direct tie between arts and culture and economic development, and this is part of a bigger effort to bring business to our City. We ought to promote arts and culture as a way to make Johns Creek more of a destination to more people."
The Arts and Culture Board will have seven members nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the Council.
The board's primary job shall be to advocate for the arts, and study and make quarterly recommendations to the City Council about how to boost art in Johns Creek.
The Arts and Culture Board differs from the Public Arts Board, which makes recommendations to City Council about art on City property.