Arts, Culture, and Tourism Commission


  •  Act in advisory capacity to the City Council and no express authority or power to act on behalf of the City.
  •  Review proposed policies on Arts, Culture and Tourism programs and report findings.
  •  Review proposed public arts projects and make recommendations for appropriation of funds for specific  projects   

Arts, Culture and Tourism Commission Meetings 

  • 9:00 AM
  • On the third Tuesday every month: January - December
  • Location: City Hall, 1901 Lisa Maloff Way, Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 

Members                                                                                Term Expires

  • Vice Chair-David Hamilton                                                                    02/2025
  • Commissioner-Stacey Ballard                                                               02/2025
  • Commissioner-Rachel Carlson                                                              02/2025 
  • Commissioner-Aimi Xistra-Rich                                                             02/2025
  • Vacant (Youth Member)

Non-Voting Member

  • Vacant (Lodging and Tourism Representative)

Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

Agenda/Agenda Packet

2024 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, January 16
  • Tuesday, February 20
  • Tuesday, March 19 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, April 16 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, May 21 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, June 18 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, July 16 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, August 20 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, September 17 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, October 15 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, November 19 (Tentative)
  • Tuesday, December 17 (Tentative)

Note: All meetings start at 9am

First-Ever Arts, Culture, and Tourism Microgrant Awards Announced

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, May 12, 2023 – On Tuesday, May 9, the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Commission awarded a total of $15,000 to four (4) applicants for the inaugural ACT Microgrant Program. The microgrant program seeks to provide unique opportunities for arts and culture in our community that are free and accessible to all. 

 A total of eleven (11) applicants were reviewed by a panel consisting of the ACT Chair Bryan Yerian, ACT Commissioner Eleanor Brennan, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator, and the City’s Financial Services Supervisor. The panel was created to carefully assess each applicant and make a recommendation to the full ACT Commission for consideration. Awardees demonstrated artistic merit and aligned with the ACT Commission’s Mission, Vision, and Values while promoting the City’s Strategic Priorities. The ACT Commission unanimously approved the review panels recommendation. 

 The following are the inaugural program’s grant recipients: 

South Lake Tahoe Pride (funding requested for mural)                                                             $3,000.00

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (funding requested for mural)                                                $5,000.00

Kristen Schwartz (funding requested for e-book)                                                                       $2,600.00

Tahoe Valley VAPA (funding requested to enhance AV for theater)                                            $4,400.00

Total:                                                                                                                                          $15,000.00