Jane McWilliams, Bardwell Smith, Sue Lloyd, Sam Demas, Phillip Spensley and Dixon Bond came to our board meeting. They are the Arts, Recreation and Culture Committee (or “ARC” committee).
About four years ago, the NDDC did a long-range planning process facilitated by Charley Skinner. Out of the work came three committees: The Action Squad, the E. R. Team, and the ARC Committee. Among other things, the ARC Committee has worked to gain recognition for Northfield as an “Art Town”, supported the Art Crawls, gave birth to ArtSwirl, and monitored the Old Middle School Reuse activities. There has always been at least one member of the NDDC Board on these committees.
Then in December of ’05, the last NDDC board member “retired” from the ARC Committee.
But the group kept meeting. They were the driving force behind the ArtsPlan06 effort, key advocates for the new Arts Commission, and have started working closely with the CVB to promote our assets as an Art Town.
The six committee members showed up at the board meeting to ask if they should continue to be a working NDDC committee.
As the group was filing out of the conference room after their presentation, Mary turned to the rest of the board and said, “Let’s see, we have a group of people offering to work with us on achieving our goals…the answer would be “Yes, and Thank You”.