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October 16, 2019

Haywood County Arts Council Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Haywood County Arts Council has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. The new members were announced at the Arts Council’s annual meeting on January 26th. The new members, who will serve three-year terms, are Stephen Curry, Scott Parmele and Clara Schulte.

Stephen Curry, a retired professor of mathematics and computer science, has a long history of involvement with arts-centered organizations. He served on the board of Magic City Actors’ Theater in Birmingham, Alabama, and coordinated arts programs for Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Stephen is experienced in strategic planning, grant writing, network design, accounting and statistical analysis.

Scott Parmele brings a depth of management expertise to the Arts Council’s board. He was a longtime business owner, and served on the board of directors of Indiana’s Prairie Arts Council. Scott’s experience embraces communications, business operations and processes, finance, fundraising, marketing and public relations. With his wife Deb, Scott has spearheaded HCAC’s 2016-2017 volunteer initiative.

Clara Schulte is Coordinator of Creative Arts at Haywood Community College. She serves on the Arts Council’s Regional Artist Project Grant and Grassroots Arts Program panels. Clara’s areas of concentration include community involvement, fundraising, marketing, operations, social media, special events, and strategic planning. She will work to strengthen HCAC’s relationship with Haywood Community College.

Lindsey Solomon, HCAC’s Executive Director, welcomed the new board members: “We’re excited to have Stephen, Scott and Clara join our Board of Directors. Their experience, energy and insights will help us continue to expand our programs and extend our community involvement during our 40th Anniversary year and beyond.”

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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