Public Arts Commission

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The mission of the Fife Public Arts Commission is to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of the arts in the City by serving as the City’s primary resource in matters of public art and culture. 

The City of Fife recognizes that support for artists and arts organizations, development and stewardship of public art, arts education, and cultural development are public necessities; as such, they are essential for the continuing growth and development of Fife’s citizens, economy, and quality of life. The Commission was established on March 22, 2011.


Fife Public Arts Commission meetings are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at Fife City Hall. Please contact Laurel McQuade to confirm meeting schedules.


The Arts Commission has five to twelve members. There must be at least one member from the Puyallup Tribe, one from the Chamber of Commerce, one professional arts educator, and a student. There must be more Fife residents than non-residents on the Commission. Appointments are made by the City Council for a term of three years. Members with interests in the arts are preferred, including interests in painting, sculpture, music, literature, architecture and landscape architecture, performing arts, tribal or City history, and education.


  • Jeanne Howe, Resident
  • Danielle Twichel, Student
  • Julie Watts, Fife Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Mizu Sugimura, Resident
  • Kendra Danielson, Arts Educator
  • Lisa Strauss, Business Community Member

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Laurel McQuade
Economic Development & Marketing Specialist
Fife City Hall
5411 23rd Street East
Fife, WA 98424
(253) 896-8606

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