Meet the Commissioners

The City of Palm Springs established the Public Arts Commission in 1988. This seven-member Commission is appointed by the City Council and currently meets at 5:30 PM the third Wednesday of each month at Palm Springs City Hall, Large Conference Room, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA*.

*Palm Springs City Hall is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Public Arts Commission meetings are presently held via Zoom, with no in-person public access to the meeting location.
Tracy Merrigan

Tracy Merrigan

Chairperson

Term Expires: June, 2023

Russell Pritchard

Vice Chairperson

Term Expires: June, 2023

Shawnda Thomas Faveau

Shawnda Faveau

Commissioner

Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Gary Armstrong

Commissioner

Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Christina Demiany

Commissioner

Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Matthew Lesniak

Commissioner

Term Expires: June 30, 2024

Barrett Newkirk

Commissioner

Term Expires: June 30, 2024

PS Public Arts Team

Madalina Garza

Consultant

For more information about the Public Arts Commission please contact their Staff Liaison: Jay Virata, Director of Community & Economic Development (760) 323-8228