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Who We Are

Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission is the primary leader and catalyst for the promotion of public interest in the arts and the preservation of cultural and heritage in Ocean County. Established by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners in 1969, the Commission is made up of nine members and two alternates along with staff members. It is the central county agency charged with advocating for the arts and humanities in Ocean County.

The Commission and staff develop, foster and evaluate programs and services in the arts and history to further the growth and knowledge of the County’s cultural and heritage resources. The staff works directly with individuals, organizations and community groups, as well as municipal, state, regional and federal agencies to advance local arts and history activities.

Commission Members

Bahiyyah Abdullah
Alison Amelchenko
Duane Grembowicz
Roberta Krantz
Kevin W. Pace
Lori Pepenella
Jennifer J. Sancton
Linda Starzman
Cynthia H. Smith
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Commission Alternates

Kelly Fliller
Sara Siegler
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Staff

Timothy G. Hart, Director
Carly Conticchio
Lucas DiMartini
Renee Kennedy
Donna Malfitano
Catherine McLearen
Samantha Stokes
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Our Mission

By encouraging creative and cultural expressions through inclusiveness and education, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission promotes public interest in the arts and the
preservation of cultural and heritage.
Adopted: February21, 2006

Our Vision

The Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission will be the primary leader and catalyst in promoting the arts and cultural heritage in Ocean County.
Adopted: November 20, 2001