Cornerstone Community Bank Vice President and Relationship Manager Travis Lytle recently served on the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2010 Citizen Advisory Panel in Nashville. Panelists meet once a year to offer advice on program planning and to review grant applications. In addition, they serve as year-round resources to the Arts Commission staff as advocates for the arts in their local communities.
Panelists must be nominated to the Commission and are selected based on their qualifications. Panel members are appointed to two-year terms and generally consist of professional artists, arts administrators, patrons, sponsors, educators and community leaders.
“The caliber of individuals serving on the panels is impressive,” said Rich Boyd, executive director of the Commission. “Most have strong backgrounds in, or are active supporters of, the arts. They provide an invaluable service to the Commission and make a tremendous contribution to the arts in Tennessee.”
A graduate of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Program, Mr. Lytle has been very active in the local arts community. In addition to serving on the Tennessee Arts Commission Grant Panel for the past three years, he currently serves as treasurer of the Chattanooga Boys Choir Board of Directors.
The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences that add value to the lives of every citizen and enhances the quality of life in Tennessee communities.