Who We Are

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 clackamasculturalcoalition@gmail.com 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 Members:

Bill Briare, Retired Faculty Dean of Arts & Sciences
Katinka Bryk, Chair, Librarian
Sandy Carter, Vice-Chair, Heritage, preservation author, grant-writing instructor
David DeHart, Novelist, playwright, photographer
Scott Johnson, District Manager, Healthcare Services Group
Nancy Nye, Senior Manager – Arts, Culture & Special Events, City of Hillsboro
Samara Phelps, Clackamas County Dept. of Tourism & Cultural Affairs Liaison
Bob Sterry, Writer, singer, performer

Elaine Swyt, Web and graphic designer, photographer, business owner, consultant


Make a Donation

When you donate to any arts, heritage or humanities nonprofits in Oregon, you can double your impact for FREE through the Oregon Cultural Trust tax credit.

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