Cultural managements

Kingston Mayor Steven Noble appoints new director of arts and cultural affairs

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Kingston Mayor Steven T. Noble has announced the appointment of Kitt Potter as the new Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs. It will begin on January 3, 2022.

Potter brings to the City of Kingston’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs over 20 years of experience in research, strategic planning, resource and program development, and festival and event management. Potter has been instrumental in securing major grants and sponsorships on behalf of educational, business and government institutions as well as community, youth and arts organizations in the Hudson Valley and beyond. .

Potter’s professional background includes the Executive Director of Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, Acting Executive Director of ArtSpace Herndon, as well as a SUNY Sullivan County Grants Writer, Development Director / Community Events Coordinator for the Glenn Hines Memorial Boys and Girls Club and Director of the Hudson Catskill Regional Workforce Development Institute.

“Kitt has proven his ability to inspire diverse communities to work together. With extensive experience in arts administration, she will bring her unique expertise and community development to this position, ”said Mayor Noble. “We can’t wait to see what Kitt will accomplish in his new role and we welcome him to the team! “

It is with gratitude and enthusiasm that I step forward in service to the great city of Kingston as Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs, ”said Potter. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with our amazing Mayor Noble, the brilliant advisers of the Arts Commission, and to play a role in strengthening our creative economy while improving the quality of life in our community. -loved. “

Potter holds a BA in Sociology / Psychology from Howard University. She is a member of the board of directors of Calling All Poets, of the programming committee of the Rosendale Theater Collective and of the Woodstock Cultural Alliance. She is originally from the Hudson Valley and currently lives in High Falls, NY