About the CAC

The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is a 501(c)4 non-partisan advocacy group specifically formed to lobby in Salem to ensure that all Oregonians have the opportunity and access to benefit from arts and cultural programs in their communities.

The Cultural Advocacy Coalition is comprised as a partnership between business, community and cultural leaders representing all regions of the state. The CAC is solely funded through private donations and is not a recipient of public funds.

The primary mission of the Cultural Advocacy Coalition is to increase ongoing public investment in Oregon’s arts, heritage and humanities. Volunteers serve on the Board of Directors and include representatives from a broad number of interests to best represent the diverse mix of Oregon’s cultural community.

Chris Coleman
Board President

Christine Drazan
Executive Director

The Victory Group
Craig Campbell, Kevin Campbell

Board of Directors

  • Chris Coleman, President
    Portland Center Stage; Portland
  • Neil Bryant, Past President
    Bryant, Lovlien, and Jarvis; Bend
  • Kerry Tymchuk, Vice President
    Oregon Historical Society; Portland
  • Tina Rinaldi, Secretary
    University of Oregon; Eugene
  • Janeanne Upp, Treasurer
    High Desert Museum; Bend
  • Steve Bass
    Oregon Public Broadcasting; Portland
  • Peter Bilotta
    Chamber Music Northwest; Portland
  • Adam Davis
    Oregon Humanities; Portland
  • Scott Freck
    Eugene Symphony; Eugene
  • Jeff Hawthorne
    Regional Arts and Culture Council; Portland
  • George Kramer
    Kramer & Company; Ashland
  • JS May
    Portland Art Museum; Portland
  • Paul Nicholson
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Ashland
  • Stanley Penkin
    Oregon ArtPAC; Portland
  • John Tess
    Heritage Consulting Group; Portland

Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon / PO Box 9160 Portland, OR 97207