State Sen. Dick Cohen is in Washington D.C. today to be sworn in as a new member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the panel, which “advances the White House’s arts and humanities objectives by working directly with the three primary cultural agencies: the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”
Broadway producer Margo Lion and writer-producer-director George Stevens Jr. are co-chairs of the committee. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the committee’s honorary chair.
The committee is made up of 26 citizens who have an interest in and commitment to the humanities and the arts, and 12 members from federal agencies with cultural programs.
Today’s swearing-in ceremony will be conducted by Vice President Joe Biden; tomorrow the committee members will meet with Michelle Obama at the White House.