Allocating Cultural Trust funds in the form of grants is the Coalition’s primary function, however, the Coalition strives to nurture and brighten the cultural scene throughout Clackamas County. Members represent a diverse landscape geographically and organizationally including music, education, art, sculpture, dance, writing, heritage, business and celebratory events.

To apply, you must be a resident of Clackamas County or work full-time in the County.  Fill out our Questionnaire and send to for consideration. Thank you.

The Coalition meets quarterly. In your three year term you will have the opportunity to serve a minimum of one year on a grant review panel and as an officer. Your willingness to encourage donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust and enthusiasm for the good work of the Coalition will be welcome.

Current Coalition Members:

Katinka BrykChair – Librarian
Sandy Carter, Vice-Chair – Heritage, Preservation Author, Grant-writing Instructor
Elaine Swyt, Secretary – Graphic & Web Design/Developer, Mediaphysics; Photography Artist
Samara Phelps, Treasurer – Clackamas County Dept of Tourism & Cultural Affairs Liaison

Bill Briare – Retired Faculty Dean of Arts & Sciences
David DeHart – Novelist, Playwright, Photographer
Corinn deTorres – Theatre Director, Chapel Theatre; Dancer
Tonya Gleason-Shepek – ODHS CW & SSP CC DIstrict Office, Admin & Oper. Asst.
Rebecca Hanset – Librarian, City of Sandy
Karie House – Choir & Creative Arts Dir., Alice Ott Middle School, Portland; Teaching Artist, NW Children’s Theater; Vocalist & Music Performer
Scott Johnson – District Manager, Healthcare Services Group
Val Locke – Music Teacher, David Douglas SD, Adj. Prof. George Fox University
Nancy Nye – Senior Manager, Arts, Culture & Special Events, City of Hillsboro
Bob Sterry – Writer, Singer, Performer, Poet & Voice-Over Actor
Rebekah Vogt – Music Teacher, Clackamas River Elementary School, Estacada