Celebrated Houston gallery owner and HAGA Treasurer Sonja Roesch has announced her retirement this year. We look forward to honoring her and wishing her well in the future. The Steering Team would like to announce that Carla Bisong has taken the position of Treasurer on May 6th, 2019.
HAGA President Gus Kopriva has also received the great news that our non-profit status has been formally approved, and HAGA is now a 501(c)(6).
One huge win for HAGA and the visual arts community was the passage today of City Of Houston Ordinance number E28724. If you recall from our prior meetings, the City did not have a signed contract with the Houston Arts Alliance since 2015. Our HAGA Steering Team agreed on a plan to approach the Mayor and communicate with the powers that be for contract signage.
The contract was approved by Mayor Turner and Legal several weeks ago. Today the final step of the process was approved by City Council.The ordinance provides approximately $ 6 MM in funds over a five year period for Professional Civic Art and Conservation Administration services between The General Services department and the Houston Airports system.
I want to thank everyone that helped bring this action to successful conclusion.