Arts & Humanities Commission


The Arts and Humanities Commission has eleven members appointed by the City Manager, confirmed by Council. Terms are 3 years.

Current Commissioners:

  • Jack Hussey (President)
  • Faith Bowyer
  • Christian Cox
  • Peggy Edwards
  • Sue Montgomery
  • Rebecca Moran
  • Linda O'Connor

Annual Awards Ceremony

The City of Fairmont's Arts and Humanities Commission holds an annual awards ceremony to honor members of the local arts community. For information about dates for this event visit their Facebook Page [LINK]

2020 Awardees

  • T.J. Bean, East Fairmont High School Band Director
  • Brian Conway, West Virginian folk musician
  • Eric Lewis, music performance honoree 
  • Jamie Colanero, Fairmont State University Landscape Designer 
  • Linda Elmer, retired educator and painter 
  • Josie Plachta, former theatre educator at North Marion High

2021 Awardees

  • Sam Spears, former Fairmont State University choir director and professor
  • Daniel Eichenbaum, former Fairmont State University music professor composer
  • Ashley Doyle, 2021 Fairmont State graduate and theater educator  
  • Nicky Keefover, Fairmont Senior High student musician
  • Alyssa Batson, North Marion High theater student  
  • Roan Dworaczyk, East Fairmont High student musician

For more information, visit the Fairmont Arts and Humanities Facebook page.