Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development Commission

Details about the Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development Commission

Overview

67.627. Regional cultural and performing arts district created — purpose. (St. Louis, city and county). —

There is hereby created a "Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development District" comprising any constitutional charter city not located within a county and any constitutional charter county adjoining such city. Such regional cultural and performing arts development district is created for the public purpose of promoting, encouraging, and fostering the arts and cultural institutions and activities within its boundaries, and shall be deemed to be a public corporation acting in a governmental capacity.

Fifteen (15) members, seven (7) of whom shall be appointed by the chief executive of the city, and eight (8) of whom shall be appointed by the chief executive of the county. The chief executive officer of the city and the chief executive of the county shall designate in alternate years one of the members appointed by him to be chairman.

All members of the regional cultural and performing arts development commission shall reside within the district throughout their service, and shall serve without compensation.

Apply to Serve (2 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 14 active board members (maximum 15)
Name Role End Date
Beverly Isom Member 01/16/2026
Rosalind Johnson Member 01/16/2026
Constantino (Tino) Ochoa Esq. Member 01/16/2026
Rudolph (Rudy) Nickens Member 10/01/2025
Heather Corcoran Member 01/16/2025
Cheryl Walker Chairperson 01/16/2025
Rhonda Carter Adams Member 12/18/2024
Andrea Purnell Secretary 12/08/2024
Salvatore Joseph (Sam) Fiorello Member 01/16/2024
Mont Levy Member 01/16/2024
Jerry Gennaria Member 01/16/2023
Vinfung Ko Member 01/16/2023
John Russell Treasurer 01/16/2023
David Wilson Member 01/16/2022
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

City Code 5.72.030, City Code 5.90.060, Ordinance 68793, Ordinance 61008
Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.627, Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.628, Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.629,Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.631, Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.636, Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.619, Rev. Mo. Stat. 67.621,

Board Duties and Purpose

67.631. Penalties may be imposed by ordinances for injuries— district's property. —

The legislative authority of any city of county in which any property of a regional cultural and performing arts development district is situated shall have the power to enact ordinances imposing suitable penalties for the punishment of persons committing injury upon such district's property.

67.636. Reports by commission, when — audit by certified public accountant, when, compensation. —

1. Each regional cultural and performing arts development commission shall, before the second Monday in April, make an annual report to the chief executive officers and the governing bodies of the city and county, respectively, and to the general assembly stating the condition of the commission on the first day of January of that year, and the various sums of money received and distributed by it during the preceding calendar year.

2. Before the close of the first fiscal year of such commission, and at the close of every other fiscal year thereafter, the chief executives of the city and county, jointly, shall appoint one or more certified public accountants, who shall annually examine the books, accounts, and vouchers of the commission, and who shall make due report thereof to the chief executives and to the commission. The commission shall produce and submit to the accountants for examination all books, papers, documents, vouchers, and accounts of their office belonging or pertaining to the office, and shall in every way assist the accountants in their work. In the report to be made by the accountants they may make any recommendation they deem proper as to the business methods of the officers and employees. A reasonable compensation for the services of the accountants shall be paid by the commission.

Member Requirements

67.629. Commission appointment, terms — qualifications — vacancies — officers' powers — cultural institutions defined. —

1. The affairs of the regional cultural and performing arts development district shall be managed by a commission to be known as the "Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development Commission", which shall consist of fifteen (15) members, seven (7) of whom shall be appointed by the chief executive of the city, and eight (8) of whom shall be appointed by the chief executive of the county.

Of the members first appointed, two (2) members from the city and two (2) members from the county shall be appointed for a term of 4-years, two (2) members from the city and two (2) members from the county shall be appointed for a term of 3-years, two (2) members from the city and two (2) members from the county shall be appointed for a term of 2-years, one (1) member from the city and two (2) members from the county shall be appointed for a term of 1-year. Thereafter, members appointed shall serve a four (4)-year term.
The chief executive officer of the city and the chief executive of the county shall designate in alternate years one of the members appointed by him to be chairman.

2. All members of the regional cultural and performing arts development commission shall reside within the district throughout their service, and shall serve without compensation.

Any vacancy shall be filled by the respective chief executive who appointed the membership vacated. The commission shall elect its own secretary and such other officers as it deems necessary and expedient, and it may make such rules, regulations, and bylaws consistent with its purpose.

3. Each regional cultural and performing arts development commission is empowered to:

(1) Develop and implement plans, policies and programs to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions and activities within the district;

(2) Cooperate and act jointly with other agencies, bureaus, boards, association or corporation, or other legal entity to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions and activities within the district;

(3) Contract with any public or private agency, individual, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity for the furnishing of services and supplies to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions and activities within the district;

(4) Accept grants and donations from public or private entities to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions and activities within the district;

(5) Fund or make grants in aid of public or private entities for the purpose of promoting, encouraging and fostering the arts and cultural institutions and activities within the district;

(6) Appoint a director and necessary assistants, to fix their compensation and to remove such appointees;

(7) Execute contracts and sue and be sued.

4. All decisions of a regional cultural and performing arts development commission shall be by majority of the commissioners.

5. As used in this section, the term "cultural institution" shall include institutions dedicated to the preservation of historic structures.

Questions and Feedback

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Michele Knox
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Boards and Commissions
(314) 622-4304
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