The Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, held its Annual Meeting on Monday, March 27 at the Thomaston Opera House. The business meeting was followed by a social event where members and guests enjoyed refreshments and networking in the historic theater.
ACC Administrator Diane Ploch provided a look back at the highlights of the ACC’s 10th Anniversary Year, some of which included expanding its quarterly events brochure, hosting a successful 10th Anniversary Celebration in October, and participating in CT Arts Day at the State Capitol. ACC Governing Council Chair Jeff Dunn spoke about plans for the year ahead, such as hosting more frequent social/networking gatherings, coordinating workshops and roundtables, and offering advertising and marketing opportunities that enable members to promote themselves and their organizations and to make valuable connections. ACC Associate Administrator Kristen Mellitt recognized key supporters: CT Office of the Arts, Connecticut Community Foundation, Waterbury Regional Chamber and Waterbury’s Arts & Tourism Commission.
Following First Vice Chair Jeff Lapham’s report of the nominating committee, three new members were elected to the ACC Governing Council: M Douglas Bibbey of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, Sue Mellitt of MacDermid Performance Solutions, and Richard DiCarlo of the Valley Arts Council.
Governing Council Members and friends network at the annual meeting: (left to right) Joan Pilarczyk of Artsplace in Cheshire and ACC Governing Council Member; M Douglas Bibbey, newly elected ACC Governing Council member and officer of Woodbury Arts Alliance; Sheree Marcucci, of the Palace Theater and ACC Governing Council Member; and David Bibbey, member of the Woodbury Arts Alliance.
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