OAA announces new board of directors

Special to The Log
Pictured are (from left) Jean Starkey, Keri Woods, Gayle Vann, Susan Kneller, and Ursel Behnken.

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance recently announced its new Board of Directors for 2013-2014. The Executive Board of Directors are President, Keri Woods with Pyramid Inc.; Vice President, Ken Hair with Children in Crisis; Treasurer, Susan Kneller, chair of the OAA Grants Committee; and Secretary, Becky Belcher with the Emerald Coast Concert Association.

The Board of Directors includes Nellie Bogar with the Youth Village, Demetrius Fuller with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Ursel Behnken with the German Club, Delores Merrill with the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of NWFL State College, Chris Manson with the Beachcomber, Jean Starkey with Stage Crafters, Gayle Vann with HarborWalk Village, Isabel Smith, artist, Tony Akers with the Ceramic Studio, Pat Federinko, artist, and Bill Johnston with the Emerald Coast Pipes & Drums.

The OAA is the officially designated non-profit arts agency for Okaloosa County. The purpose of OAA is to support and promote art and culture in Okaloosa County. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance enhances the cultural environment of its community, and promotes, coordinates, and nurtures high quality arts and cultural resources that enrich the lives of residents and visitors. The OAA is supported in part by the Florida Department of State and from Arts auto license tag revenues but could not exist without its members and community support.  For more information go to www.okaloosaarts.org.