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Staci Adman, Hank Cooper, and AC Peterson Join 4Culture’s Board of Directors


The 4Culture staff and board are proud to welcome Staci Adman, Hank Cooper, and AC Peterson to the 4Culture Board of Directors. 4Culture is King County’s cultural funding and services agency supported by Lodging Taxes and the 1% for Art ordinance. A 15-member Board of Directors is the governing body of 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of King County. The King County Council and Executive Dow Constantine appointed Adman and Cooper on Monday, February 4. Peterson was appointed on Monday, March 10.

Staci Adman

Photo: Mikaela-Judd

Staci is an artist who lives and creates in Kenmore, WA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in painting and now works in a wide variety of media. She has enjoyed sharing her love of art with children for many years, and she currently teaches adult classes at The Schack Art Center in Everett. Staci had the honor of being a co-creator of the Kenmore Mural Project in Kenmore, WA in 2016. Adman represents King County district 1.

“I am thrilled that Staci Adman will serve as the 4Culture Board of Directors representative from District 1. Ms. Adman is a true artist who shares her talents with our community through teaching children, serving on boards, and volunteering on a variety of community enhancement programs. I know she will serve District 1 well.”

-Rod Dembowski, King County Councilmember

Hank Cooper

Photo: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Hank Copper is the Arts Program Manager for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Descendent of the Choctaw Nation. They are an alumni of the University of Washington’s Museology Masters program and the Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, Kansas. Cooper has broad ranging experience in both community cultural centers and national museums. This includes the Henry Art Gallery, the Gilcrease Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Hank represents Adman represents King County district 4.

“I am so excited to have a representative from the Day Break Star Indian Cultural Center on the 4Culture board. Hank brings their passion and experience centering the voice of Native artists and serving Native communities to the conversation.”
-Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember

AC Peterson

AC Petersen (District 6) has been choreographing and producing dance/theatre works since 1983. She is a volunteer book narrator at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and worked in communications and media relations with the UW Libraries. While at the Northwest Asian American Theatre, she worked with individual artists from Asia and Pacific Island regions in creating new interdisciplinary works. She was a founding co-editor of DanceNet, a publication for the region’s dance community, from 1990-2000, and has a BA in Architecture from the University of Washington. Peterson represents King County District 6.

“AC Peterson has been a dedicated supporter of the 4Culture Arts Program, bringing her knowledge and experience to grant review panels and the Arts Advisory Committee. As a highly respected artist and advocate in our community, AC will continue to be an invaluable resource in helping to guide 4Culture’s policies and the evolution of its mission.”-Dow Constantine, King County Executive