The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution establishing the five-member board and expects to appoint members at the next regularly scheduled meeting on November 21, 2017.

The City of Camdenton has officially formed an Arts Advisory Council to advance certain goals in the city’s new comprehensive plan passed in March 2016.

The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution establishing the five-member board and expects to appoint members at the next regularly scheduled meeting on November 21, 2017. Alderwoman Bonnie Black, a local artist, has developed some names for the Board to take under consideration, though those names have not been made public.

According to the resolution, the council will be tasked with identifying and strengthening the community as a destination while developing high quality experiences with residents and visitors; developing a strategy to attract young households with community assets and opportunities for engagement; advocating for investment in downtown Camdenton to promote the location as the center of the community; and encouraging sites to be used for best purposes to contribute to economic vitality.

The appointments will be made by Mayor John McNabb with consent of the majority of aldermen. The resolution states four members shall either have a business or be a resident of Camdenton, while one member shall represent the entire Lake of the Ozarks region.

Two members will hold office for one year, while two members hold office for two years, and the last member will host office for three years from July 2017. Members will cast lots for their respective terms, and annually thereafter the Mayor, before July 1st, will annually appoint members who shall hold office for three years and until successors are appointment.

No compensation will be provided to members, but aldermen can approve funding and expenses that “will enhance the general welfare and benefit of the City.”

Furthermore, the council has five goals it hopes to achieve:

— Engage citizens to cultivate art in the community;

— Promote close cooperation between the City and all private citizens, institutions, and agencies interested in or conducting activities related to the arts in the city, so that all arts resources within the community may be coordinated to maximize promotion and support of the arts;

— Facilitate communication between arts organizations;

— Work to assist in the City’s implementation of the Goals, Objectives and Action Steps included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and

— Serve as an advisory board to the City Council in all arts-related matters including long range planning, allocations process, and comprehensive and strategic planning.