Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Board


As needed


  • 9 General Public Representatives
  • 5 Ex-Officio members
    • Executive Director of Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Foundation
    • Executive Director of the Ferguson Center for the Arts
    • Executive Director of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center
    • Chairperson of the Newport News Arts Commission
    • Supervisor of Arts for Newport News Public Schools

Term of Office

3 consecutive 3-year terms of office (staggered terms for initial appointees)


  • None


The board shall advise city staff in the management of the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. In performing their duties, the Board shall base their advice and recommendations on sound governance and financial management practices, communicated in a respectful, open and clear manner.