Commission Overview

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The mission of this Commission is to advise the Board of Supervisors in matters and issues relevant to Arts and Culture; to advance the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation and collaboration throughout Contra Costa County; to preserve, celebrate, and share the arts and culture of the many diverse ethnic groups who live in Contra Costa County; to create partnerships with business and government and to increase communications and understanding between all citizens through art.

Most importantly, the Commission will promote arts and culture as a vital element in the quality of life for all of the citizens of Contra Costa County.

Commission Established

Per Board order S.1, December 13, 1994

Legal Authority

Per Board order S.1, 12/13/94.

Reports To

Board of Supervisors


Nine members and one alternate, one member per each Supervisory District and four at-large members. (Per Board Order 4-10-2018)

Office Term

Four years ending June 30

Meeting Time

The Commission does NOT meet in August and December. In order to accommodate public input meeting are held in the evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


Meeting are held throughout the County in ADA compliant meeting spaces. Check the home page for locations.



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Carlos Leal, Poetry Out Loud, 2013 Richmond High School