Arts & Historical Preservation Advisory Board


Created Under City Code—Section 33-95


The board shall consist of seven persons selected and appointed by the City Council, commencing November 1 of each year, as follows: Three board members shall be citizens at large (positions 1, 2, and 3); three board members shall be nominated by the Hotel/Motel Association (positions 4, 5, and 6); one board member shall be nominated by the Chamber of Commerce (position 7); and one board member shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member, who shall be a City Council representative (position 8).

Term of appointments:

Board members shall be appointed for a three-year term. “Term” shall be defined as November to November of each year. No member, except the ex-officio member, shall serve more than two consecutive terms. No member, including the ex-officio member, shall be an employee or officer of any organization receiving or requesting funds. However, any board member, including the ex-officio member, may be a volunteer or board member of an organization requesting or receiving funds.

General powers and duties:

All board members, including the ex-officio member, are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis and to participate in a fair share of applicant reviews and site visitations. The board recommends the distribution of hotel/motel tax funds set aside for arts and historic preservation. A quorum shall consist of four board members. An affirmative vote of four board members shall be required to approve any action of the board.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Application for Funding

Access the current application for funding (PDF).


To make recommendations to Council for the distribution of a portion of hotel occupancy taxes set aside for arts and historic preservation.

Position 1 (At Large) - Kimber Fountain (Chair)
Position 2 (At Large) - vacant
Position 3 (At Large) - vacant
Position 4 (Hotel/Motel) - Christine Hopkins
Position 5 (Hotel/Motel) - Diane Olsen
Position 6 (Hotel/Motel) - Stacey Mitchell
Position 7 (Chamber of Commerce) - Theresa Elliott

Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board Seeking Funding Applications

Deadline to apply July 3rd, 2018

Galveston, Texas – June 25, 2018 - The City of Galveston’s Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board is currently accepting applications for funding from hotel-motel occupancy tax revenues. The Board invites non-profit 501 (c)(3) IRS designated organizations to complete and return applications for seed funding and single year funding for Fiscal Year 2018-219, and multi-year funding for Fiscal Years 2018-2020.

Hotel-motel occupancy tax funds can be used for:

  • Advertising, marketing, and promotion directed at visitors or potential visitors to Galveston; or
  • The production of special events with visitor appeal relating to historic preservation and restoration and the arts.

The deadline to submit completed applications is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Applications must be returned to the City Secretary’s Office, located at City Hall, 823 Rosenberg, Room 201. Alternatively, applications can be mailed to the Office of the City Secretary, P.O. Box 779, Galveston, TX 77553. Applicants will make their presentations to the board on July 11th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Download an application (PDF), or they may be picked up from the City Secretary’s Office located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. For more information, please call 409-797-3510.