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For Immediate Release

Creative Sonoma Takes Another Step Forward in Promoting the Creative Arts in Sonoma County

Economic Development Board names Nancy Glaze as Interim Director

Santa Rosa,CA | September 22, 2014

Nancy GlazeThe 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 county. The structure, 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 County of Sonoma.

The entire Creative Sonoma program action plan can be viewed at For more information, please contact Nancy Glaze or Ben Stone at (707) 565-7170.


Contact Information

Public Information Office, County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
(707) 565-3040