[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons 11-1-1993 by Ord. No. 5641. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Parsons Area Arts and Humanities Council is hereby established to promote and encourage public programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the City in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City.
The Parsons Area Arts and Humanities Council shall consist of nine members. All members shall be appointed by the governing body of the City of Parsons for three-year terms; provided, however, that three members shall be appointed for one-year terms, three members shall be appointed for two-year terms, and three members shall be appointed for three-year terms for the initial Council. No person shall be appointed for more than two successive full terms.
The Parsons Area Arts and Humanities Council shall meet regularly at least once per month. The Council shall, with the approval of the governing body, adopt such bylaws as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of its organization and appoint a Chairperson and such other officers of the Council as may be necessary.
The Parsons Area Arts and Humanities Council shall have the following duties and powers:
To hold regular public meetings and keep a written record of its proceedings which shall be public records.
To annually review the financial needs of the programs for the development of the fine and performing arts.
To make application and solicitation for and accept grants, gifts, and donations of money, property, or personal services from individuals, groups, or organizations or from any agency of the City, county, state or federal government granted or given for a purpose consistent with the purposes of this Council and to expend all funds so received.
To initiate, sponsor or conduct, alone or in cooperation with other public or private agencies, public programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts.
To advise and assist the City in connection with such other artistic activities as may be referred to it by the City.
To serve as a clearinghouse for scheduling exhibits, concerts, recitals, lectures and other cultural events that may occur in the community.
To generally stimulate, facilitate, coordinate and cooperate with existing organizations for the development of the arts and historical traditions of the City and to initiate programs for the development of the arts, culture, heritage, beauty, and tradition of the City.