Wylie Aitken Elected to Chair of the California Arts Council

Wylie, who is active in a number of major Orange County cultural organizations, including serving as Past President and Member of the President’s Circle of South Coast Repertory; Board member of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; member of Arts Council Orange County; and Board member of the Mission San Juan Capistrano Preservation Foundation, has just been elected to succeed Malissa Feruzzi Shriver as the head of the state’s Art Council. Wylie also serves as a trustee of Chapman University and Chair of the Board of Visitors for its Law School.

Wylie was originally appointed in March 2010 by Governor Schwarzenegger and reappointed in February 2011 by Governor Brown. His term expires January 2015.

The California Arts Council encourages widespread public participation in and appreciation of the Arts and creative endeavors. The agency helps build strong arts organizations at the local and statewide level, directly supports arts programs for all citizens, assists with the professional development of arts leaders, supports arts education in schools in all areas of the state, and promotes awareness of the value of the Arts. To learn more about the Council, you can visit their website at http://www.cac.ca.gov/