Public Notices

Public Notices

Our cultural community is developing at a rapid pace. COCA strives to keep you informed and we welcome your participation and input.

VACANCY - Board of Directors

The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) is currently accepting applications for a Board of Directors seat representing the following specific areas of expertise: Seat: Practicing Artist (City appointment) 

Interested applicants should be a practicing artist, and meet one of the following requirements:

• reside in the City of Tallahassee

• own property in the City of Tallahassee

• be a customer of City of Tallahassee utilities

If you’re interested in serving, applications will be accepted through December 31, 2022.

Click here to submit an application for this City appointed Board seat.

This term will last through September 30, 2025. Applicants will be eligible to renew their seats if desired.

COCA’s Board represents a diverse wealth of knowledge and includes citizens with expertise in the following areas: finance, marketing, volunteerism, history/heritage, practicing artist, tourism, and business. A current list of Board members is available by clicking here.

The COCA Board typically meets five times each year with occasional additional special meetings scheduled.

COCA bylaws stipulate that a Board member may not miss more than a third of the meetings in a given year.

The COCA Board is a policy board. Members make decisions regarding funding and oversee the strategic and operational planning of the organization. We encourage Board members to become members of COCA but there are no fundraising requirements. The Board’s main role is to uphold the Section 265.32 of the Florida Statutes and to advocate for the organization and the larger cultural community.

Please contact Hillary Crawford at or call 850-224-2500, ext. 2004 for more information.


Board of Directors

All meetings are open to the public. The COCA Board of Directors generally meets on alternate months with the Executive Committee from 4 – 6 pm, unless otherwise noted. Board Subcommittee meetings take place as needed. If you require any accommodations to attend meetings or use written materials, please contact Hillary Crawford at


Thursday, November 17th, 2022 (11/17/22)

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Thursday, January 19th, 2023 (1/19/23)

Thursday, March 30th, 2023 (3/30/23)

Thursday, May 18th, 2023 (5/18/23)

Thursday, July 20th, 2023 (7/20/23)

Thursday, September 7th, 2023 (9/7/23)

Thursday, October 20th, 2022 (10/20/22) – AGENDA

Thursday, November 15th, 2022 (11/15/22 – Rescheduled from 11/10 due to Tropical Storm Nicole) – AGENDA 

Thursday, December 8th, 2022 (12/8/22) – AGENDA

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Thursday, February 16th, 2023 (2/16/23)

Thursday, April 20th, 2023 (4/20/23)

Thursday, June 15th, 2023 (6/15/23)

Thursday, August 17th, 2023 (8/17/23)

Monday, October 10th, 2022 (10/10/22) – 5:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 893 8139 6394
Passcode: 745708

If you would like to speak during this meeting, please contact Kathleen Spehar for more details.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (12/6/22)

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Tuesday, November 2, 2022 (11/2/22) 5 PM – AGENDA

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If you would like to speak during this meeting, please contact Kathleen Spehar for more details.


FY23 Cultural Grant – Round 2 (City funding) 

• Informational Webinar – November 9, 2022, 2 PM 

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• Grant Panel Meeting – January 11, 2023, 9:30 AM 

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There are currently no active RFPs for contracted services.