ArtsKC Advocacy Committee Members

ArtsKC and members of the Advocacy Committee work closely with local, regional and national governments and officials to promote policies that benefit our region.

Interested in learning more about the committee? Email Anna Joy Walker at

Eileen Weir – Chair
City of Independence, Missouri

Erin Brower
Government & Community Affairs Director
Hallmark Cards, Inc

Mike Burke
Michael Burke, LLC

Megan Crigger
Director of Culture and Creative Services
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Pam Curtis
Representative- District 32
State of Kansas

Brad Douglas
Heartland Credit Union Association

Maureen Mahoney
Chief of Staff to Mayor David Alvey
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Glenda Masters
Cultural Arts Manager
City of Lee’s Summit

Tracie McClendon-Cole
Deputy Director of Health
Kansas City Missouri Health Department

Steve McDowell
Principal, Director of Design
BNIM Architects

David Oliver
Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP

Ed Peterson

Greg Razer
Representative – District 25
State of Missouri

Jon Stephens
President & CEO

Sarah VanLanduyt
Executive Director
Arts Council of Johnson County

Jennifer Wampler
Chief Development Officer
KC Ballet

Hannes Zacharias
Professor of Practice
The University of Kansas

Dana Knapp – Staff
President & CEO
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council

Branden Haralson – Staff
Communications Manager, Engagement & Public Policy
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council

Anna Joy Walker – Staff
Executive and Strategic Relations Manager
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council