Rockford Area Arts Council
     The Rockford Area Arts Council exists to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone.  They are a collective voice of individual artists and regional arts organizations.  The Council believes in the transformative power of the arts and its ability to set the tone for a city's creative and cultural infrastructure.
     Mary McNamara Bernsten is an enthusiastic Rockford native with more than two decades' experience teaching and promoting the arts in our community and beyond.  When she isn't busy building bridges with people and organizations as the Rockford Area Arts Council's Executive Director, Mary serves on the YMCA Board of Directors and is co-chair of Women's March Rockford.
     Mary represented constituents in elected office for six years as a Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Commissioner and served on the board of the League of Women Voters.
     Mary's passion and commitment to community connection, public service, and justice in all forms make her a powerful advocate for the Arts Council's mission" to support, promote, and develop access to the arts for everyone.
     This will be an interesting and informative program and one in which you should invite a friend of prospective member.  You can do this by forwarding the invite information to them.