Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage

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Commission Overview

The Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage serves as advocates in promoting public awareness of culture, arts, and heritage in the greater Canton community. This commission’s members are a very dedicated group of volunteers who are striving to encourage high quality programs for the culture, arts, and heritage that are accessible to all. Programs include, but are not limited to, visual arts, drama, music, dance, historical heritage, and humanities.

Through the implementation of its Strategic Plan, adopted in 2004, this commission has established numerous active sub-committees to sponsor various community projects, which embrace all aspects of culture, arts, and heritage. Canton has a rich history that we are careful to preserve and obligated to honor. In Canton, we look to where we came from to help shape the community we know today, and to guide our growing community into the future.

For more information, please email the Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.


Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Darian Moore - Immediate First Chairperson
  • Samar Sakakini - Chair
  • Kira Macyda - Vice Chair
  • Virginia Thorne-Herrmann - Secretary
  • Thomas Paden (Canton Chamber of Commerce rep)
  • Nick Brandon - (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools rep)
  • Bill Tesen - (Historical Society rep)
  • (Partnership for the Arts rep)
  • Anthony Davis
  • Elena Semenov
  • Ken Bhuva 

Canton Township Staff