Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board


AIPP Board Vacancy Announcement- October 2023Public art helps give our Village its unique and lovely look, and our Art-In-Public Places Advisory Board is seeking new members to help us keep it that way! The Village of Palmetto Bay is seeking members to be appointed by the Village Council.

Residents interested in applying to serve on the AIPP Advisory Board must provide a resume, a list of qualifications including the submittal of an Advisory Board/Committee Application to the Office of the Village Clerk at:

For additional information and/or inquiries, please contact Missy Arocha, Village Clerk at (305) 259-1234, or via email.

Membership Information

Member Name:  Appointed by:
Donna Underwood (Chair) [Former] Director Maria Pineda 
Dana Pezoldt (Secretary) Councilmember Marsha Matson
Gary Traczyk Mayor Karyn Cunningham
Vacant Vice Mayor Leanne Tellam
Vacant Councilmember Steve Cody
Vacant Councilmember Patrick Fiore
Jacquelyn Prussing  Manager Nick Marano

Board Liaisons

Intent and Purpose:

Pursuant to Division 30-160 of the Village Code of Ordinances, the purpose of the Village of Palmetto Bay Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program is to promote the general welfare by encouraging pride in the community, increasing property values, enhancing the quality of life through artistic opportunities, uniting the community through shared cultural experiences, and creating a cultural legacy for future generations through the collection and exhibition of high-quality art pieces that reflect diverse styles, chronicling history through the collection of artifacts, documents and memorabilia that will acknowledge the past and create programs and activities that will further these goals.

The Village’s Art In Public Places (AIPP) program is administered by the Planning and Zoning division.

Membership/Term (Sec. 30-160.4):

The Village Council shall appoint members to the public art board, which board shall consist of seven (7) members.  Each Councilmember, the Manager, and the Planning and Zoning Director shall each nominate a member, and the Village Council shall vote on the selection of each member. The required quorum shall consist of three (3) members.

The board members shall serve for four (4) years, under staggered terms, serving without compensation. Each board member must be knowledgeable in one of the identified fields of: fine art, be employed by any art dealer, art gallery, artists’ representative, museum, or other entity which derives income from the sale or display of artwork, be a professional in the field of art, architecture art history, architectural history, urban planning, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic or product design, or possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree in said field from an accredited university, or be involved in an art program within the community. To ensure a balanced and diverse board it is recommended, but not required, that two of the board members be from the following professions: architect (landscape architect, architect, architectural historian, or urban planner), a skilled professional in the field of fine art (fine art history, art dealer, art gallery, artists' representative, museum curator, etc.), an interior designer, or a professor of art or art history.


The Art-In-Public Places Board will meet the second Thursday of every other month at 6 pm.  If any member fails to attend two of three successive meetings without cause and without prior approval of the chairman, the committee shall declare the member's office vacant, and the Village Council shall promptly fill that vacancy.

All advisory boards, committees and task force groups meet in person at Village Hall, 9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.  All meetings will be audio-recorded, and written minutes will be maintained by the Office of the Village Clerk.

Members of the general public may provide public comments by using the online Public Comment Form, which will be read into the record, or may appear in person to provide public comments.

For additional information and/or inquiries, please contact Missy Arocha, Village Clerk at (305) 259-1234, or via email to:

For more information about upcoming meetings, please visit our online calendar.


The board shall review and propose artwork items to be acquired under the village's art in public places program. The board shall issue a recommendation to the village council for all artwork program acquisitions in accordance with this division. The board shall oversee the public education, and curatorial aspects of the program. The planning and zoning director, or his/her designee shall be the liaison to the board, shall prepare a budget for staff and other expenditures necessary to operate the program and shall deliver an annual report to the village council. The board shall screen submissions and will recommend to the village council for final authorization for each acquisition not more than three possible selections, which may be existing works of art or new commissions.

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