Clark County Arts Commission seeks new commissioners and honors area maestro


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conductor receives lifetime achievement award

VANCOUVER — The Clark County Arts Commission (CCAC) is busy with conductors and commissioners right now, as they start the fall season.  

Maestro Salvador Brotons, music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, has been honored with Clark County Arts Commission’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020.  

Maestro Salvador Brotons is seen here after completing a performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, prior to the pandemic. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Arts Commission
Maestro Salvador Brotons is seen here after completing a performance with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, prior to the pandemic. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Arts Commission

The announcement of Brotons’ achievement was made Sunday (Sept. 20), at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Gala of 2020, celebrating Brotons’ 30 years leading the orchestra.  

At the virtual celebration, the following statement from the Arts Commission said, “For thirty years Maestro Salvador Brotons has been a gift to our community, offering generously his knowledge, passion, leadership and consummate artistry as a musician, composer, and conductor of our Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

“It is with great joy and deep gratitude that the Clark County Arts Commission honors Maestro Salvador Brotons with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contribution to local, national and international arts and culture.”

In addition to awards, the commission is also conducting a search for new commissioners to fill five vacancies from Vancouver to Woodland. 

CCAC often works with galleries like the one shown here, but due to COVID-19 has had to become more creative in the way they showcase art. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Arts Commission
CCAC often works with galleries like the one shown here, but due to COVID-19 has had to become more creative in the way they showcase art. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Arts Commission

There are presently six openings for representatives on the Clark County Arts Commission:  

• Commissioner representing the City of Camas

• Commissioner representing the City of LaCenter

• Commissioner representing the City of Vancouver

• Commissioner representing the City of Washougal

• Commissioner representing the City of Woodland

• Commissioner representing Business in Clark County 

Candidates interested in applying for a vacancy in a municipality must apply through the mayor of the city, who will then forward a recommendation to the Clark County Council for consideration of appointment.  

In the case of  the commissioner representing business candidates or business representatives, applications should be sent directly to the Clark County Council. 

Applicants should send a letter of interest along with a resume pertaining to their art background, nonprofit or business, or relevant experience.

The Clark County Arts Commission promotes awareness of the arts as a vital part of people’s lives, enhances and supports the growth of the local economy and works to expand opportunity and accessibility of citizens. 

For more information visit www.clarkcountyartscommission.com.

Information provided by the Clark County Arts Commission

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