The Hernando County Fine Arts Council elected its new officers on Dec. 13, 2018. Officers’ two-year terms began Jan. 1, 2019. The Fine Arts Council’s mission is to encourage, promote, and support all the creative arts in the county and provide a means to showcase the arts.
The officers are W.D. “Bill” Yerrick, Chairman; Beth Putnam, Vice Chair; Barbara Blavatt, Secretary; and Tina Jarvis, Treasurer.
Mr. Yerrick, who joined the Arts Council in February 2013, is a life-long educator and communication professional. He plays string bass in the Hernando Symphony Orchestra and is past president of the orchestra.
Ms. Putnam joined in 2016 and has used her experience as a former English teacher and communications manager to administer the Community Arts Grant Program and expand the Council’s communications efforts.
Ms. Blavatt, a member since 2017, came to Hernando County in 2010 following her 40-year career as an artist and arts educator in Maryland, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Barbara proclaims, "I really want the arts to be our children’s drug of choice!"
Tina Jarvis joined the Fine Arts Council in 2016. She is well suited as its Treasurer thanks to 40 years as a financial professional. She feels strongly that the arts play a vital role in the success and sustainability of our community.
Please contact the Hernando County Fine Arts Council at (352) 587-8062 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
2019-2020 Hernando County Fine Arts Officers> L-R Tina Jarvis, Treasurer; Beth Putnam, Vice Chair; W.D. “Bill” Yerrick, Chair; Barbara Balvatt, Secretary
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1265 Brooksville, FL 34605
The Hernando County Fine Arts Council Meetings
are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at
Brooksville City Hall,
City Council Chambers,
201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Funds for HCFAC projects and grants are generated by sales of "Florida - State of the Arts" license plates. You can help all of Hernando's organizations by purchasing this special plate for your car or truck.