Who We Are

MCCC is led by an all volunteer board representing some of the many threads that weave Multnomah County together and staffed by a part-time arts administrator.

MCCC invites Multnomah County residents to apply to serve as Coalition board members, particularly those with experience in arts and culture as practitioners. Applications are reviewed by the current board. Each board member serves for three years and participates in our grants panel at least once during that term. MCCC encourages applications from all corners of the community. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Multnomah County.

Fill out our questionnaire for consideration and reach out to us  at with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current MCCC Board

  • Co-Chair: Phoebe Daurio, Portland State University
  • Co-Chair: Tim Hecox, World Forestry Center
  • Grants Co-Chair: Taaj Armstrong,  Portland General Electric
  • Secretary and Grants Co-Chair: Prudence Fenwick Roberts, Curator, Freelance Writer
  • Treasurer: Leslie Kay, Attorney
  • Outreach Co-Chair: Ben Waterhouse, Oregon Humanities
  • Member: Richard Jung, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Member: Thuy Phan, Community Alliance of Tenants
  • Member: Joanna Ponce


Maesie Speer, Arts and Culture Consultant