Cultural Services Advisory Committee

The Cultural Services Advisory Committee (CSAC) serves to provide citizen input and to advise the Library, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department (LRCS) Executive Director on policy, budget, and services delivered by the Cultural Services Division. CSAC members build community support for the division's services.  

The Cultural Services Advisory Committee is composed of nine members: seven at-large members, one member representing Travel Lane County, and one member representing the Resident Companies of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

This committee meets quarterly.

Silva Concert Hall

CSAC Committee Members

Committee Member Term 
Harriet Merrick, Chair  July 2013 - June 2019
Gwen Curran, Vice-chair  June 2014 - June 2017
Buzz Kawders  Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2018
Kari Westlund  Nov. 2002 - June 2018
David Van Der Haeghen   July 2013 - June 2019
Kelly Johnson Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2018
Josh Neckels  June 2016 - June 2017
Ashley Petsch Sept. 2016 - Sept. 2019


Staff Member
Renee Grube, LRCS Executive Director
Tomi Douglas, Cultural Services Director
Brenda Schmidt, Executive Assistant