Nann Worel // Park City Council // Grade: A

Nann Worel // Park City Council // Grade: A

How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?

Answer: Arts and culture have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. I begin collecting small pieces of art in Junior High school when I discovered how much joy it gave me. Attending concerts, exhibits and a variety of performances is a regular part of my schedule because I always come away uplifted and enlightened. Much to my dismay, I am not a “creative” so I have channeled my energy by serving as a volunteer, donor and advocate. During my first term on the Park City Council, I have had the opportunity to help shape arts related policy. It saddens me that, while arts and culture can be a tremedous voice to connect various communities, our community remains segregated in this regard. My current focus is to explore mechanisms to break down the barriers to full community participation.

Would you like to be considered for endorsement by Utah Cultural Alliance?

Answer: Yes

Utah's humanities and arts employ 112,000 Utahns, provide $4 billion in earnings, and $16 billion in sales. This is a larger economic impact than agriculture, mining, and real estate. Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?

Answer: Yes

Government investment in arts and humanities organizations at fiscally responsible levels.

Answer: Strongly support

Government investment in my local arts council at fiscally responsible levels.

Answer: Strongly support

Cultural Districts (gov't can designate, fund, and create incentives/zoning ordinances to attract creative businesses to a district).

Answer: Strongly support

Low rent housing and studio space for artists.

Answer: Strongly support

Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.

Answer: Strongly support

Facilitating partnerships between businesses and culture.

Answer: Strongly support

Reducing regulations of creative businesses.

Answer: Strongly support

Capital investment (in museums, performance/concert halls, studios, galleries, nonprofit office space, etc.).

Answer: Strongly support

Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more.

Answer: Strongly support

Reduced fees (land/building use, garbage, utilities, etc) for festivals and special events.

Answer: Strongly support

Artistinresident at my city or county.

Answer: Strongly support

Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities means to me (could be the right $ amount for the local arts council and/or its grants, etc.).

Answer: Economic diversity. Park City has a resort driven economy that currently is very dependent upon our annual snowfall. With the widely variable snowpacks recently, it would be fiscally irresposible NOT to invest in arts and culture as another economic force in our community.

7 counties and 33 cities have passed a RAP (recreation, arts, parks) tax. They are:

Counties: Cache (RAPZ); Duchesne (RAP); Salt Lake (ZAP); Summit (RAP); Uintah (RAP); Washington (RAP); Weber (RAMP)

Cities (all are RAPs unless otherwise designated): American Fork, Aurora, Blanding, Bountiful, Brian Head, Cedar City, Cedar Hills, Centerfield, Centerville, Clearfield, Fairview, Farmington, Green River, Gunnison, Helper, Layton, Lindon, Mayfield, Monticello, North Salt Lake, Orem (CARE), Payson, Price, Provo, Redmond, Richfield, Roosevelt, Salina, Syracuse, Spanish Fork, Tooele City (PAR), West Bountiful, Woods Cross.

I am: Running for office in one of these cities or counties

I support the RAP tax.

Answer: Strongly support

I make sure that the arts and humanities receive at least a 1/3 of RAP revenues.

Answer: Neutral

I will support putting a RAP tax on the ballot to be decided by voters.

Answer: Neutral

I will make sure that the arts and humanities receive at least a 1/3 of RAP revenues.

Answer: Neutral

Optional: explain your answers.

Answer: The RAP revenues are collected and distributed by Summit County rather than at the Municipal level. As a member of the Park City Council, I cannot ensure the percentage of funds received by the arts and humanities. Rather, I can strongly encourage the committee making recommendations to the County Council to award at least 1/3 of revenues to the arts and humanities.

Percent for public art programs, which optionally designate 1-2% of government capital costs for public art.

Answer: Strongly support

I support increasing my percent for art ordinance by .25-.5% to cover maintenance (vandalism, weather, etc.).

Answer: Strongly support

(if applicable) My municipality's redevelopment authority should have a public art ordinance.

Answer: Strongly support

Incentives (such as tax breaks) to encourage private developers add public art to projects.

Answer: Strongly support

Design standards.

Answer: Strongly support

Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation.

Answer: Strongly support

Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more.

Answer: Strongly support

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Public buildings.

Answer: Yes

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Transportation.

Answer: Yes

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Utilities.

Answer: No

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-Private developments.

Answer: Yes

I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:-All government capital projects.

Answer: Yes

Anything else you'd like us to know about you?

Answer: I had the privilege of serving on the Steering Committee and then initial Board when the Summit County Arts Council was formed around 2008. As a current City Council member, I am the liaison from our Council to the Public Art Advisory Board, Park City Summit County Arts Council, Project ABC and to the new Arts and Culture District (construction scheduled to begin in 2020.) I believe my involvement with these groups gives me great insight into the opportunites and challenges facing the Arts Community in our area. I look forward to continuing work in these areas in my second term on City Council.

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