Board President Keith Carson and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors celebrated October as National Arts and Humanities Month with a proclamation and recognized this year's Arts Leadership Award Recipients during the Board of Supervisors' meeting on Tuesday, October 4. You can watch the recording of the presentation here. The presentation starts 22 minutes into the recording.

The goals of National Arts and Humanities Month of October are:
  • Focusing on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels;
  • Encouraging individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts;
  • Allowing governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
  • Raising public awareness about the positive impact of the arts and humanities in our communities and lives.

The 2022 Arts Leadership Award Recipients are: Dennis Baker, Tina Blaine, Anne Giancola, Naomi Johnson-Diouf, Naru Kwina, and Ruey Lin Syrop. To learn more about the program and the award recipients, please see our press release.