(a)   There is hereby created a Public Arts Commission to consist of seven (7) members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Preference on appointment to the Commission will be given to City residents, although residency is not required. Members shall have experience and/or an interest in the placement, creation, or design of public art. All members serve without compensation.
   (b)   The Mayor shall designate a City employee to serve as the staff liaison, and one representative of a high school and/or college art program (who may reside outside of the City of Mansfield) shall serve as ex-officio members.
   (c)   There shall be a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Commission. The Commission shall elect officers from its membership for a term of one (1) year and shall determine responsibilities of officers.
   (d)   Commission member shall serve three-year terms and the membership shall be staggered. To achieve staggered appointments, the initial appointments to the Commission shall have three (3) members appointed to three (3) year terms, two (2) members appointed to two (2) year terms and two (2) members appointed to one (1) year terms.
   (e)   Members of the Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and may be removed or replaced with or without cause at any time. Vacancies which occur in any of such positions for any reason shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
   (f)   The Commission shall hold regularly scheduled meetings. The frequency, time, and location of meetings shall be established by the Commission. Notice of all meetings shall be made in accordance with Chapter 107 of the Mansfield Codified Ordinances. All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Ohio’s Open Meeting laws. All meeting and records of the Public Arts Commission shall be public records and kept in custody of the City.
(Ord. 21-122. Passed 6-15-21.)