Commission Overview


The mission of this Commission is to advise the Board of Supervisors in matters and issues relevant to Arts and Culture; to advance the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation and collaboration throughout Contra Costa County; to preserve, celebrate, and share the arts and culture of the many diverse ethnic groups who live in Contra Costa County; to create partnerships with business and government and to increase communications and understanding between all citizens through art.

Most importantly, the Commission will promote arts and culture as a vital element in the quality of life for all of the citizens of Contra Costa County.

Commission Established:

Per Board order S.1, December 13, 1994

Legal Authority:

Per Board order S.1, 12/13/94.

Reports To:

Board of Supervisors


Nine members and one alternate, one member per each Supervisory District and four at-large members. (Per Board Order 4-10-2018)

Office Term:

Four years ending June 30

Meeting Time:

The Commission does NOT meet in August and December. In order to accommodate public input meeting are held in the evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.


Meetings are held throughout the County in ADA compliant meeting spaces. Check Agendas on the home page for locations.



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Carlos Leal, Poetry Out Loud, Richmond High School