The Cultural Commission elevates the public realm by advising the City Council on recommendations regarding arts and cultural programming, community aesthetics, and historic preservation issues relevant to citizens and visitors.
*Cultural Commission will serve as the Historic Preservation Commission (statutory requirement).
Key Functions Summary
- To advise on and support the implementation of artistic, cultural and historic initiatives coordinated through the relevant City departments, commissions or entities.
- Work with other departments and entities to encourage the incorporation of artistic, cultural, historic, tourism and beautification efforts into the City’s overall design, function and economic development when possible.
- Make recommendations to City Council and Administration on ways to increase public awareness of the cultural and historical resources that make our City unique.
- Serve as the City’s Historic Preservation Commission for the purpose of maintaining the City’s status as a Certified Local Government with the State Historic Preservation Office.
- Advise on public art initiatives and policies (collections, monuments, gateways, etc.).
- Membership will be comprised of thirteen (13) Lee’s Summit residents each serving a three-year term commencing from the date of appointment.
- Founding members will be appointed to one, two or three-year staggered terms.
- Members should demonstrate an understanding of history, humanities, fine art, performing art, public art, natural resources or cultural resources.
- At least five members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence or knowledge in historic preservation. (Historic Preservation Commission continuation).
Established by Ordinance 9536 on November 1, 2022.