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Board of Directors

The Cabarrus Arts Council serves the entire county and carefully selects its board members to provide community-wide representation. Directors are nominated by a committee that includes board and non-board members who consider a matrix of priorities including municipalities, race, gender, arts expertise, professional expertise and many other factors. Every director fills a specific need on the board in order to build an effective team.

The Arts Council board is a working board. Every director attends monthly board meetings and is active on at least one committee. 100% of board members donate to the council and raise funds for it. The arts council board of directors works closely with the President and CEO and actively promotes the arts throughout Cabarrus County.


Board of Directors


Ex Officio

  Robbie Furr, Chair   John Crump
  Director of Cooperative Extension (Retired)   Mayor 
  Cabarrus County   Midland
  Emily Davis, Vice Chair   Mike Downs
  Former Associate Director of Admission   County Manager
  Cannon School   Cabarrus County
  Erin Martin, Treasurer   Bill Dusch
  Branch Manager   Mayor
  Fifth Third Bank   City of Concord
  Brian Floyd, Secretary
  Kevin Garay
  Mortgage Planner   Superintendent
  Fairway of the Carolinas   Kannapolis City Schools
  Brian Hiatt, Fundraising Chair   John Kopicki
  Former City Manager   Superintendent
  City of Concord   Cabarrus County Schools
  Austin Arnder   Tony Lapish
  Director of Operations   Mayor
  Artisan Ice Sculptures   Town of Mount Pleasant
  Betty Ann Alicea   Mike Legg
  Substitute Preschool Teacher   City Manager
  New Beginnings Preschool   City of Kannapolis
  Susanna Black   Steve Steinbacher, Past Chair
  Senior Communications Manager   Co-owner
  Duke Energy   Cabarrus Brewing Company
  LeDerick Blackburn    Jennifer Teague
  Assistant City Manager   Mayor
  City of Concord   Town of Harrisburg
  Erin Burris    
  Planning & Economic Development Director    
  Town of Mount Pleasant    
  Jazmin G. Caldwell    
  Partner/Attorney at Law    
  Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions
of the Piedmont
  Page Castrodale    
  Executive Director    
  Cabarrus Economic Development    
  Angela Clark    
  Director of Spiritual Care and Education    
  Atrium Health Cabarrus    
  Terry Crawford    
  City Council Member    
  City of Concord    
  Carolina Diaz    
  Inka Print CLT    
  Francene Greene    
  Artist and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse    
  David Goldberg    
  Disaster Relief Strategies    
  Louisa Hartsell    
  Hartsell Funeral Homes    
  Erin Kegley-Parris    
  Recreation Coordinator    
  Town of Harrisburg    
  Ande Lowe    
  Vice President/Sr. Commercial Relationship Manager    
  Uwharrie Bank    
  Amos McClorey    
  Cabarrus County NAACP    
  Garrett Price    
  Market Street Studio    
  Jenny Ripley    
  Community Services Coordinator    
  Cabarrus County Library    
  Susan Smith    
  Former Owner    
  The Black-eyed Susan    
  Steven Tice    
  Mortice Commercial Real Estate    
  Sandra Torres    
  Latino Outreach Coordinator    
  Cabarrus Health Alliance    

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County

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