Advocacy Committee


To increase awareness, appreciation and investment in arts and culture.


  1. Position the arts and culture as a key component in “Place Based” economic development strategies.
  2. Elevate the partnership between the arts and culture and government.
  3. Solidify arts and culture as a key component of well-being for employers, government and individuals.
  4. Embed the arts and culture as key measures of attractability for Orange County.

Committee Members

Brendan Lynch, Chair
Becky Roper
Betsy Gwinn
Caila Carter
Cecelia Bonifay
Cole NeSmith
Elizabeth Mputu
Keith Smith
Nathan Hill
Rick Schell
Sara Van Arsdel
Scott Evans
Thamara Bejarano
Theo Webster
Vicki Landon

Contact Us

Vicki Landon, Administrator
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1393
Orlando, Florida, 32802-1393
Offices: 450 E. South St., Suite 345
Orlando, Florida, 32801

Phone: (407) 836-5540
Fax: (407) 836-5554

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