New slate of officers sworn in at the Rochester Civic Music Advisory Board's annual meeting

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RELEASE DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2020

New slate of officers sworn in at the Rochester Civic Music Advisory Board's annual meeting

Rick Swanson Photo

ROCHESTER, MN, -  At their annual meeting in January, the Rochester Civic Music Advisory Board swore in a new slate of officers. Shelley Mahannah (Ward 3) passed the board presidency on to immediate past board vice president Rick Swanson [pictured] (Ward 3), with former At-Large member Drew Medin (Ward 2) filling the now vacant vice president slot. Krista Anderson (Ward 4) took over the At-Large position, while Levi Lundak (Ward 5) remained Secretary/Treasurer for what will be his second term.


The Rochester Civic Music Board, appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, is comprised of 13 members, one from each ward and seven from the city at large, and up to 2 Ex-Officio members. Meetings are held quarterly with the annual meeting held in January.The rest of the 13 member advisory board includes:

Patricia Kelley Lahey - representing Ward 1
Douglas Porter - representing Ward 2
Martha Millman - representing Ward 2
Stephen Barlow  - representing Ward 2
Dennis Davey - representing Ward 4
David Jiang - representing Ward 5
Troy Gliem - representing Ward 6
Valerie Kleinhans - representing Ward 6

ROCHESTER CIVIC MUSIC’S ARTISTIC VISION STATEMENT Rochester Civic Music is a City department that provides the community with opportunities for high quality, diverse, and accessible musical and educational programs. The department offers a broad range of concerts, performance opportunities for area musicians, and artistic support services that help make Rochester a more livable community and contribute to the quality of life of its citizens. The department also seeks to expose audiences to the creative process in its many forms -- what and how others create, and to engage the citizens in creative acts.  Both a presenter and producer, Rochester Civic Music values the diversity of cultural expression and traditions, fosters the preservation and advancement of diverse musical genres, creates a sense of welcoming and belonging, enhances the enjoyment of life, and celebrates community when programming events.