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Memphis Resident Lisa Bobango to be Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair FY15-16

Lisa Bobango of Memphis, Tennessee, will serve as the Tennessee Arts Commission Vice-Chair beginning July 1, 2015. The Commission members unanimously approved new leadership during the quarterly meeting held in Nashville on June 10, 2015. She will be joined in office by Chair, Stephanie B. Conner of Nashville and Secretary, Connie S. Weathers of Chattanooga.

“Ms. Bobango is a committed arts and community advocate and we are pleased to have her as this year’s Vice-Chair,” says Anne B. Pope, Tennessee Arts Commission Executive Director. “Her past leadership roles and knowledge of the arts will greatly benefit the Commission and the state.”

Bobango was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission by Governor Bill Haslam for a five-year term representing Congressional District 8 in 2013. She served on the Commission’s Allocations Committee and Committee for the Governor’s Arts Awards for FY14-15.

“The Tennessee Arts Commission has been a great force in moving our communities forward through the arts,” said Bobango. “I look forward to assisting the Commission in continuing this mission.”

Active in her community, Bobango has been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations. She has served on the board of the Memphis Literacy Council, the Junior League of Memphis, the Germantown Women’s Club, is past president of the Memphis Bar Auxiliary and is the former Sustainer Director for the Junior League of Memphis.

She is also a founding members of ‘Young at Art’ at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and she has supported the Orpheum Theater and ArtsMemphis.

The Tennessee Arts Commission is a state arts agency whose mission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. The Tennessee Arts Commission is governed by a 15-member board who are appointed by the Governor for five year terms. The Commission holds quarterly meetings that are open to the public. More information about the Tennessee Arts Commission can by found at the website,