About the Arts Council

About Arts Council of Anne Arundel County

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Inc. is to encourage and invest in the visual arts, performing arts, and historic preservation for the people of our county.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is to be the premier resource of the cultural arts community. Through our leadership in advocacy, funding, programming and promotions, the Council shall help to create a vibrant cultural arts community that enriches the quality of life for every county resident.


April Nyman, Executive Director, april.nyman@acaac.org
Brenda Collins, Program Directorbrenda.collins@acaac.org
McKenna Kennedy, Program Managermckenna.kennedy@acaac.org

Board Members

Michael N. Russo, Jr. – President
Jessica Daigle – Vice President
Wil Scott – Past President
Martha Blaxall – Secretary
Ellen Ambrose – Treasurer
Jeremy Allen, Sr.
Andy Bienstock
Dania Blair
Richard D’Amato
Matthew Earl
Paul Gable, County Executive Appointee
Patricia Horn
Cynthia Jones
Sunhee Kim Jung County Executive Appointee
Kris Kohlmann
Daniel LeDuc
Godfrey Lewis
Sean Looney, County Executive Appointee
Rachelle Millison
Richard Montgomery, III
Shannon Morton
James O’Hare
Scotti Preston
Tony Spencer
Lucy Spiegel
Briana Walton
Mark Yarbrough