Santa Rosa, CA – September 22, 2014 – The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) announced today that Nancy Glaze has
joined the staff to provide interim leadership for Creative Sonoma, a
county-wide arts promotion effort approved by the Sonoma County Board of
Supervisors in the summer of 2014. Ms. Glaze will facilitate the start-up phase
of Creative Sonoma while a search for a permanent program manager is conducted.
“We are pleased to have someone
of Nancy’s caliber lead Creative Sonoma as it moves forward. Given her
background and passion for the arts, we excited to have her on board” said Pam
Chanter, Chair of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board.
Most recently, Ms. Glaze was
Executive Director of Arts Council Silicon Valley (now SV Creates). She also
served as interim Executive Director of the Montalvo Arts Center, and was Arts
Program Director at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Ms. Glaze
co-authored And the Band Stopped Playing… The Rise and Fall of the San Jose
Symphony Orchestra and co-authored the Americans for the Arts Monograph The
Arts in Transition: Preparing for a Sustainable Future. She currently
serves on the board of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and was a 2001
recipient of the California Arts Council award for her contribution to the arts
in California. She is a resident of Glen Ellen, California.
Active work has already begun to
implement Creative Sonoma.Plans
include a series of convenings and trainings that will focus on specific topics
such as starting and growing an arts business, and will be held around the
function and composition of the Advisory Board for the Creative Economy program
is being developed for submission to the Board of Supervisors this fall, with
appointments to follow in the New Year.
A job announcement for the
permanent program manager position will be issued through the County Human
Resources Department later in the fall. Those interested in more information about
the position and to be notified when it is open can go to the “Employment
Information” section of the County Human Resources Department page at sonomacounty.ca.gov.
The entire Creative Sonoma
program action plan can be viewed at sonomaedb.org. For more information,
please contact Nancy Glaze or Ben Stone at (707) 565-7170.