Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board

Name:  Appointed by: Term limit:
Dana Pezoldt (Acting Secretary) Councilmember Marsha Matson 3/04/2023
Donna Underwood (Chair) Director Maria Pineda 3/04/2023
Jacquelyn Prussing (Secretary) Former Manager Ed Silva 7/03/2021
Jaime Wasser Mayor Karyn Cunningham  3/04/2023
Mary Elizabeth Maggio Former Vice Mayor John DuBois 5/01/2021
Gary Traczyk    
Liz Amore    
  • Council Liaison:  Councilmember Steve Cody 
  • Staff Liaison: Maria Pineda (Community & Economic Dev. Director)

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.

Administration of the Program:

The Village’s art in public places program shall be administered by the planning and zoning department of the Village.

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.


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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

The AIPP Board will meet the second Thursday of every other month at 6 pm.  This schedule represents the approved dates through the month of June.

  • February 11, 2021, 6 pm
  • April 8, 2021, 6 pm
  • June 10, 2021, 6 pm

Please note that pursuant to the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Declaration of COVID-19 Virus State of Emergency Order No. 2020-11, all Village Advisory Boards, Committees, Task Forces, Charter Officers, and staff shall continue to meet virtually. All virtual meetings shall comply with the Florida Constitution, Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law, and Chapter 286, Florida Statutes. All dates and times are subject to change and may be cancelled due to a lack of a quorum. If a Special Council Meeting is called by the Village Council which conflicts with a meeting date/time established herein, the meeting of the board, committee, or task force shall be cancelled and rescheduled for another date and time, which shall be voted upon by a majority of the members and shall not be in conflict with other scheduled meetings of the Village.

Members of the public will have the option to participate in these meetings by two ways: (option-1) submitting public comments by form which shall be read in the beginning of each meeting and/or (option-2) registering to attend the webinar in real-time using GoToWebinar service. A public notice will be accessible for each meeting illustrating the options available for public participation, including the registration information for the attendances.


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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