The Cultural Roadmap Planning Group, a group of residents and cultural leaders, will review and advise on engagement, priorities and plan development. Appointed by the Durham Cultural Advisory Board through an open call process in late 2022, the Cultural Roadmap Planning Group represents independent artists, cultural organizations, public and private sector, education, philanthropy, cultural workers, recreation, neighborhoods, youth and other creatives. All members of the group live and/or work in Durham.
The Planning Group meets monthly with AMS Planning & Research, and City and County staff on the last Thursday of the month. These meetings will be a mix of virtual and in person. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org If you wish to observe a meeting.
Principal and Managing Director, Perkins & Will
Former Mayor of Durham, 2017-2021
Chair, Durham County Commissioners
Artist, Board Member Diamante Arts & Cultural Center
President, Durham Technical Community College
At-Large Council Member, Durham City Council
Design & Branding Senior Specialist, Latino Community Credit Union
Artist, Development Program Director for the Arts and Humanities, Duke University
Artist, Nonprofit Advisor
Artist, Art History Professor, UNC, Chapel Hill
Executive Director, Durham Arts Council
Artist, Bulldog Ensemble Theater
Engagement Specialist and Interpreter, Durham County Department of Public Health
Artist, Self-Employed, Executive Producer, Insibah Media
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, McKinney
CEO, Museum of Life and Science, Durham Rotary
Small Business Owner, Phoenix Fest, Durham Business & Professional Chain Representative
Head of Southeast External Affairs and Government Relations, Google; Board Member, Durham Chamber of Commerce
Vice Provost for Academic and Community Engagement, UNC, Chapel Hill; Representative, Durham Cultural Advisory Board (DCAB)
Founding Director, Pauli Murray Center
Changed by Youth Organization
American Dance Festival
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Owner, Radical Healing,
Program Volunteer for OUTSOUTH: Queer Film Festival
Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM
Self-Employed, Pop Box Gallery, Curator, Public Art Committee Representative
President/CEO of El Centro Hispano, Inc.
Durham Library Foundation
Artist, Village of Wisdom/Whistle Stop Tours
Downtown Durham Inc.
Chair, Durham Public Schools Board of Education
Archivist and Historian,
Public History Professor at
North Carolina Central University
Business Owner, Designer with community non-profits
AMS Planning & Research (AMS) and our local consulting partners combine decades of experience in the arts and cultural sector with a strong understanding of the Durham community to partner with the City and County of Durham to create the Durham Cultural Roadmap.
AMS’s work in hundreds of communities over 35 years and the expertise of local partners with deep roots in the community provides a strong foundation to move the project forward in a productive, inclusive and successful manner.
Durham Central Park
Photo: Ryan Moeller