HOT SPRINGS – District 1 City Director Suzanne Davidson was reappointed earlier this week by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve a second four-year volunteer term on the Arkansas Arts Council. The term expires June 30, 2018.
Davidson, who joined the city board on January 1, 2013, began her career as a teacher in Arkadelphia schools, developing the art program and helping design the first gifted/talented program. Her business background includes small business ownership, non-profit management, manufacturing, and urban school district upper management. As a performing arts presenter in Dallas, she served on the boards of multiple arts organizations. Davidson is currently active in the local arts scene and is a member of the Park Avenue Community Association, Gateway Community Association, Whittington Valley Neighborhood Association and the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance.
The 17-member Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, contributes to Arkansas's educational and economic development by investing public and private funds in community arts organizations, schools, youth service organizations, and other providers of cultural programs. It hosts the Arts in Education and Arts on Tour programs. The council offers technical, supportive, and informational services for artists, administrators, and community leaders, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers and teaching artists. Additional information is available on council’s website at www.arkansasarts.org .