Meet the Board of Directors

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Lee Little
Past President
Rhian Swain
Kigwana Cherry
Executive Vice President
David Peltier 
Secretary & VP of Programs


Trey Allen
Dennis Skelley
Vice President of Public Art
Mike Sleeper
Vice President of Development
Meet the Board Members

Art Abdon 

Trey Allen

Blaine Bailey

Bennish Brown

Natalie Bryan

Menia Chester

Jorge Cortes
Jonathan Davis  
Karen Gordon

Leslie Hamrick

Marsha Loda


Leon Maben

Jay Markwalter

Mukti Patel

Stacy Pulliam

Christine Rhodes

Sanjeev Singhal

Ceretta Smith
Joan E. Smith
Sincerai Stallings

Mickey Williford

Meet the Staff

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Brenda Durant 
Executive Director
Saundra Plunkett
Admin Manager
Pax Bobrow
Project Manager
Rhian Swain
Marketing & Promotions Manager
Heather René Dunaway
Marketing & Outreach, Gallery Director
Denise Tucker
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Development Manager & 
AEP6 Projects Coordinator
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Cameron Thomas is a Caucasioan woman with shoulder length light brown hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a black tshirt standing in front of the Arts Council door with the Greater Augusta Arts Council Logo.
Galadra Plummer is a Caucasian person with dual toned curly hair that is blonde and brown. They are wearing a floral print jacket and black tank top with stone pendant neckalces.
Cameron Thomas 
Arts Calendar Coordinator
Galadra Plummer
PIN Summer 2023 Intern

Meet the Public Art Advisory Panel

Voting Panel Members

Kenneth Benson (Term: 8/19-12/24)

Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Augusta Sportswear Brands
Term: 2019 (partial)-2021
Resident of Commission District 3

“Growing up in Augusta in the Harrisburg neighborhood and as a local artist/designer, I have a passion to see art in my community. For me to volunteer with the Public Art Advisor Panel, allows me an opportunity to help foster that passion into reality for other artists and see first-hand the process of how a small idea for public art can become a city tourist spot.”

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Kigwana Cherry (Term: 5/19-12/24)

Musician, CEO Pop Up Augusta!
Project Manager, NIKA Solutions
Term: 2019-2021
Resident of Commission District 7

“I joined the public art panel to support viable art to enhance the edifice of our GREAT city!!!”

Cameron Bentley (Term: 5/21-12/23)

Director of Distance Education
Augusta Technical College
Resident of Commission District 2 

“Public art bridges gaps in diverse populations and reminds us of the human aspirations we hold in common. I’m constantly awed by the talent within our community and hope to contribute to the amazing work of the GAAC in supporting the artists who give us joy, wonder, and introspection to enrich our experiences and lives in Augusta, my hometown.”  

Sa Jules (Term:1/22-12/24)
Commission District 6


“Gifts are meant to be shared and used for the betterment of the world. Art is my gift and contribution to this world.”

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Artist Resources:
What Is Public Art? 
Guide to Public Art Permitting Process

Ad Hoc and Ex-Officio Members

Maurice McDowell

Director, Recreation & Parks


Takiyah Douse

Director, Central Services 


Shawn Edwards

Director, Augusta GA Land Bank Authority


John Ussery

Assistant Director, Traffic Engineering


Carla Delaney

Interim Director, Planning & Development


Shauntia Lewis

Deputy Director, Housing & Community Dev.


Oscar Flite

Director of Stormwater Services


Leon Maben

Vice-Chair, Historic Preservation Commission


Leadra Collins

Public Information Officer, Augusta Utilities

Udomekong Udoko

Transit Planner, Planning & Development

Oliver Page

Deputy Director, Augusta Transit

Corey Rogers

Historian, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Jennifer Bowen

VP of Destination Development, Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jay Markwalter

Executive Director, Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dennis Skelley

President/CEO of Georgia Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.

Brenda Durant

Executive Director, Greater Augusta Arts Council

Pax Bobrow

Project Manager, Greater Augusta Arts Council