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:

Corinn deTorres, Acting Chair -Theatre Director, Chapel Theatre; Dancer
Rebecca Hanset, Secretary – Librarian, City of Sandy
Samara Phelps, TreasurerClackamas County Dept. of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Liaison; Mt. Hood Territory, Executive Director.

Jacob Aiello –Accounts Manager, Hands On Medicine, Portland; Creative Nonfiction Writer
Karie House – Choir & Creative Arts Dir., Alice Ott Middle School, Portland; Teaching Artist, NW Children’s Theater; Vocalist & Music Performer
Kristina Newhouse – Artist Estate and Legacy consultant, contemporary art curator, Milwaukie
Nancy Nye
– Senior Manager, Arts, Culture & Special Events, City of Hillsboro

The board meets officially on a quarterly basis. Other sessions may be scheduled for subcommittee business. Here are the designated dates for FY 2022-23:

  • Sept. 15, 2022 4pm
  • Dec. 15, 2022 4pm
  • Mar. 16, 2023 4pm
  • June 15, 2023 4pm (officer election)