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Design: FY 2019 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 19, 2018

Darrin Alfred
Curator of Architecture, Design, and Graphics
Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO

Fernando Burga (Layperson)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapoils, MN

Victor Margolin
Emeritus Professor of Design History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Washington, DC

Kiersten Muenchinger
Associate Professor
Material Studies and Product Design
University of Oregon
Springfield, OR

Devon Tsuno
Board Member
Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound
Los Angeles, CA

Art Works - Panel B
June 19, 2018

Jason Bregman
Partner
Michael Singer Studio
Delray Beach, FL

Rebecca Chan
Program Officer
National Creative Placemaking Program
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Baltimore, MD

Reese Fayde
Reese Fayde & Associates
New York, NY

Jeffrey Kruth
Senior Urban Designer
Kent State University Main Campus
Cleveland, OH

Juliellen Sarver (Layperson)
Community Relations Manager
Richmond, VA
Sara Zewde
Designer
Seattle, WA

Our Town Panel A
Dec 17, 2018

Stephanie Fortunato
Director
Department of Art, Culture & Tourism
City of Providence, Rhode Island Mayor's Office
Pawtucket, RI

Brian Friedman
President
Plan F Solutions LLC
Cleveland, OH

Erika Gee
Senior Planner
Kensington, CA

Randy Lopez (Layperson)
Program Officer
Kansas City, KS

Jess Zimbabwe
Director of Urban Development
National League of Cities Institute
Washington, DC

Our Town Panel B
Dec 06, 2018

Jerome J Chou
Planning Director
Kounkuey Design Initiative, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Kara Elliott-Ortega
Chief of Arts and Culture
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
City of Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Lisa Jo Epstein
Executive and Artistic Director
Just Act
Gas & Electric Arts, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Nathan Ivy (Layperson)
Project Manager
Saint Louis, MO

Our Town Panel C
Dec 06, 2018

Dominic Braham
Program Officer
Phoenix, AZ

Amanda Cortes
Project Manager, Rafala Green Fellow
Artspace Projects, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Aki Ishida
Associate Professor/Architect
Associate Professor
Architecture
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA

Julia Muney Moore
Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Robert J Thompson
Asst. Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design
Youngstown State University
Pittsburgh, PA

Our Town Panel D
Dec 11, 2018

Lindsay Akens
Creative Placemaking Facilitator
Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Inc.
Lambertville, MI

Adrienne E Decker
Folk & Traditional Arts Manager
Utah Arts Council
Salt Lake City, UT

Todd Dorcas (Layperson)
Community Economic Development Program Officer
Cross Lanes, WV

Suenn Ho
Urban Designer
Portland, OR

Brandon C Jones
Head of Creative Placemaking
WonderRoot Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Our Town Panel E
Dec 11, 2018

Natasha Hale (Layperson)
Native America Program Director
Grand Canyon Trust
Flagstaff, AZ

Amy E McBride
Tacoma Arts Administrator
City of Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma, WA

Lori McKinney
Artist/Arts & Community Development Organizer
Princeton, WV

Josh Miller
Co-Founder + CEO
Creative Agents of Change Foundation Inc
Louisville, KY

Kevin Yoshida
Architect
Golden, CO

Our Town Panel F
Dec 12, 2018

Marissa Ahern (Layperson)
Founder & CEO
Native Roots Design, LLC
Vancouver, WA

Harriett Jameson Brooks
Landscape Architect
Nashville, TN

John P. Davis
Founder and former Executive Director
Lanesboro Arts Center
Lanesboro, MN

Ebony Dumas
Assoc. Dir of Planning & Economic Development
Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
Washington, DC

Susan Fries
Director
Pueblo Performing Arts Guild, Inc.
Pueblo, CO

Our Town Panel G
Dec 13, 2018

Jaime Arteaga (Layperson)
Community Engagement Manager
United Way of Metro Chicago
Chicago, IL

Nicole Crutchfield
Planning Director
City of Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, ND

Pat Jasper
Project Director
East End Foundation
Houston, TX

Carl Atiya Swanson
Associate Director
Springboard for the Arts
Minneapolis, MN