Steering Committee

A Community Leading Together

The Creative Edge Steering Committee is a vital leader during the Creative Edge planning process initiative and is compromised of arts, cultural and creative economy community leaders who have devoted their energy to envisioning the future of Sacramento. The Creative Edge Steering Committee members are all respected and seasoned professionals in their fields, and serve as ambassadors throughout the cultural planning process to encourage citizen participation and meet with the Cultural Planning Group to steer and guide them. Learn more about these great individuals.

Staff Team

Lennee Eller, Program Manager, City of Sacramento

Pablo Garnica, Project Consultant

Jonathon Glus, Director, Cultural & Creative Economy, City of Sacramento

Denny Mangers, Mayor's Liaison for Arts & Culture, City of Sacramento

Jody Ulich, Director, Cultural & Convention Services Department, City of Sacramento

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Dan Brunner

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick
Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum

Steering Committee Members

Leticia Alejandrez
Director of Communications, The California Endowment 

Joe Barr
Chief Content Officer, Capital Public Radio

Bill Blake
Director, AMS Planning and Research 

Tre Borden
Placemaking Consultant & Producer, Tre Borden / Co 

Clarence Cesar
Former California State Library Historian 

Mike Caselli
Vice President, F&M Bank

Priscilla Enriquez
Chief Giving Officer, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Richard Hernandez

President, Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Director of Outreach, St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Jonathan Kaufman
Co-Founder, Third Plateau

Dr. Sheree Meyers
Dean of College of Arts & Letters, Sacramento State University

Bill Mueller
Chief Executive, Valley Vision

Maurice Read
Former Political Consultant
Art Collector

Tina Roberts
Co-Founder, Roberts Family Development Center

Estella Sanchez
Founder & Executive Director, Sol Collective

Fabrizio Sasso
Executive Director, Sacramento Labor Council

Wendy Saunders
Executive DIrector, Capitol Area Development Authority

Jason Silva
Partner, Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects
Chair, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Rhonda Staley-Brooks
Executive Director, Nehemiah Community Foundation

Omari Tau
Professor, Sacramento State School of Music

Mike Testa
Chief Executive, Visit Sacramento

Maya Wallace
Performance Manager, California Department of Justice
Commissioner, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Steve Weiss
President, Weiss Group

Jackie White
Director, Twin Rivers Visual & Performing Arts School

Dr. L Steven Winlock
Executive Director, Sacramento County Office of Education
Vice-Chair, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission