FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Cultural Council has new leadership team. A press release issued by the Council said new officers were elected.
Elected chair was Mauricio Perea, who joined the Council in June, 2020.
The press release did not state at which meeting he was elected. When the news outlet asked about which public meeting did the elections take place, the response was “The elections were held on different dates. They can be found in the Cultural Council minutes for 2021, which are a matter of public record and are posted online in the City of Framingham Meeting Calendar.”
Elected Vice Chair was District 8 resident Leslie White Harvey, whom Mayor Yvonne Spicer appointed to the Council in 2018.
White Harvey was recently elected a Library Trustee in November. She will need to resign from the Cultural Council by December 31, under the City Council order known as the Steiner Rule.
Stephanie Jean Noel, who was appointed by the Mayor in 2021, was elected the new clerk.
Cindy Walsh who has been serving as Treasurer, will continue in that role. Mayor Spicer appointed her to the Council in 2019.
The mission of the Cultural Council is to promote programs and activities that enhance the
cultural life of the city through the awarding of grants funded by the Mass Cultural Council to
support individuals, groups, and institutions involved in the arts, humanities, and interpretative
The Mass Cultural Council allocated $38,000 to the City of Framingham for 2022.
The Framingham Cultural Council has received 40 applications to be considered for full or partial funding.