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Exciting News: Livermore Valley Arts Executive Director Chris Carter Named One of the 2023 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award Recipients 

Livermore, CA – (September 20, 2023) – Just about a week after its most successful gala fundraiser to date, Livermore Valley Arts is honored to share that the organization’s Executive Director, Chris Carter, has been named one of the 2023 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award recipients (District One). The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to recognize these seven individuals for their achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County. This exciting news marks two consecutive years that someone from the organization has been recognized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, as Visual Arts and Education Manager Anne Giancola was honored as a recipient of the same award (District Four) in 2022. “It is such an honor to be recognized in this way by the Board of Supervisors,” said Carter on this occasion. “To be acknowledged in such a profound way for sharing and serving our community through the Arts, it is such a tremendously joyful moment in both my professional and personal career, for both myself and for Livermore Valley Arts.” 

The full list of 2023 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award recipients are Chris Carter (District One), Alvin Minard (District One), Carol Morgan (District Two), two-person team Debby Kajiyama and José Ome Mazatl (District Three), Patricia Doyne (District Four), and Ellen Lake (District Five). The seven 

award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors with commendations presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of October as National Arts and Humanities Month. The commendations will be presented during the Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, October 3, at approximately 11 am. Members of the public may participate in person at the Board Chambers, located at 1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor, in Oakland. Members of the public unable to attend in

person may also choose to view the meeting and participate remotely through Zoom. For information, please visit the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ website at 

Each year, the Members of the Alameda County Arts Commission review nominations submitted by the public for the Arts Leadership Award program and then select the award recipients. This year, during the Arts Commission’s selection process, there was a tie vote. This resulted in awarding two individuals for District One. Additionally, a two-person team was selected for District Three. In total, seven individuals are receiving the 2023 Arts Leadership Award. The Alameda County Arts Commission acknowledges all of the nominees for their leadership in the arts and for their service to our community. Additionally, the Arts Commission thanks the Alameda County community members who submitted nominations. 

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Livermore Valley Arts is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit offering wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. The Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center are home to eight resident performing arts companies and over 40 studio artists and cultural arts instructors. 

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