The Washington State Arts Commission is small independent state agency established by the
legislature in 1961 to conserve and develop the stateís artistic resources. The Commissionís
mission is to cultivate a thriving environment for creative expression and appreciation of the arts
for the benefit of all.
The Commission is made up of 23 members: 19 appointed by the Governor and four appointed
from the legislature. The Commission is a policy-making board responsible for setting the
budget, policy and approving grants.
Major programs include art in public places, management of the state art collection, community
arts development, folk arts, arts in education and grants to organizations. The 2005-07 operating
budget appropriated $4.7 million in state funds, $1.3 in federal funds and $261,000 in private
funds. In addition, the stateís capital budget allocated $4.2 million in 2005-07 for the art in public
places (percent-for-art) program. The Commission has 17 employees.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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Name Job Title Salary(monthly or hourly) BELLON-FISHER, LINDA WMS BAND 1 4255 BIDWELL, PATRICIA L WMS BAND 1 4255 FRYE, MARY LOUISE WMS BAND 1 4255 GERTH, MARK A WMS BAND 1 3916 OEST, KATHLEEN A CONF. SECRETARY 2870 PYROOZ, NATALIE N WORK STUDY STUD 8.98 RATLIFF, CHRISTEL E ADM ASST 2 2712 SHELLMAN, DEANE A OFFICE ASST SR 2354 SMYTH, WILLIAM J WMS BAND 1 4255 TAYLOR, ALICE M WMS BAND 1 4177 TOLER, TONISHA A OFFICE TRAINEE 9.82 TSUTAKAWA, MAYUMI WMS BAND 1 4177 TUCKER, KRISTIN DIRECTOR 5879 WATT, BEVERLY D WMS BAND 1 4177 YADON, MARY JOANN WMS BAND 2 4653 YONKER, MICHAEL D FINANCIAL ANAL 2 3376
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In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.
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