Beaverton Arts Commission Board

Arts Commission

About the Arts Commission Board


There are up to 15 members. Terms of office shall be for one to three calendar years. Beaverton residency required. You can use our Boards and Commissions Membership Application to apply for an opening.

Group photo of members of the Beaverton Arts Commission Board.

Residency Requirement

The Charter for the City of Beaverton, Chapter V, Section 19, C.2., provides that: "Unless waived by a majority vote of the entire council, a member of any committee, board or commission shall be a resident of the City." 

Mission of the Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC)

To enhance, unite, and celebrate our diverse community through art. The BAC does this by advocating for the arts; supporting city arts events and programs; spreading the mission of the BAC at outside events and gatherings; advising staff and City Council on arts-related issues; and, volunteering their time to serve on the BAC board and other project sub-committees. 


All members are expected to attend all meetings; serve in a leadership position at some point during tenure on the Board; advocate for the Commission at City Council and city budget meetings and participate in the Commission's committees or task forces; and, attend city arts events and support city art programs. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Beaverton City Hall. 

Sub-Committee Meetings 

  • Events Committee 
  • Grants & Scholarships Committee 
  • Marketing & Outreach Committee
  • Public Art Committee


All members are expected to read all of the materials related to their meetings and participate in events and activities to the extent required. 

Time Commitment

All members should be willing to dedicate many hours of preparation and meeting time each year for the Commission’s meetings and activities. 

Board Terms

Terms begin on January 1. Deadline to apply for the board occurs annually in early October. 

Beaverton Arts Commission Bylaws - PDF