PITTSBURGH—The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) board today elected new officers for 2017, as well as reorganized its working committees:
Chair: Daniel J. Griffin
Vice-Chair: Dusty Elias Kirk
Secretary/Treasurer: Sylvia Fields
Allocations Committee: Dusty Elias Kirk, Don Linzer, Anthony J. Ross
Library Committee: Sylvia Fields, Dusty Elias Kirk, Daniel Rosen
Special Projects Committee: Jackie Dixon, Sylvia Fields, Daniel Rosen
Audit Committee: Daniel J. Griffin, Don Linzer, Anthony J. Ross
Citizen Advisory Liaison: Jackie Dixon
At the same meeting, the Board approved three Special Project grants, a funding category designed to invest in accessibility improvements, and in assisting in implementing asset connections that share significant administrative costs or facilities. The grants approved are:
- A Connection Grant in the amount of $500,000 to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for its work with the African American Cultural Center to continue their collaborative effort to manage and to enhance programming at the August Wilson Center. The Trust, with its theater management expertise, is able to provide building management services, scheduling and booking of events, financial services, marketing, ticket sales and event support.
- A Connection Grant in the amount of $15,000 to the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras for a joint chamber music project with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra toward the $102,000 costs for salaries of the coaches, and a program manager and assistant.
- An Accessibility Grant in the amount of $6,300 to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to purchase and install two automated openers at the Byham Theater’s main and box office doors.