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Who We Are

Commission of Fine Arts group photo

Members of the Commission of Fine Arts, February 2013, left to right:  Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Vice Chairman), Mia Lehrer, Liza Gilbert, Earl A. Powell III (Chairman), Philip Freelon, Elizabeth Meyer, Alex Krieger, Thomas Luebke (Secretary). (Image credit: Carol Clayton)

The Commission of Fine Arts

The Commission of Fine Arts is composed of seven members with expertise in the arts. Appointed by the President, Commission members serve four-year terms without compensation. The chairman and vice chairman are elected by the members.

The current members of the Commission are:

Earl A. Powell III, Chairman Appointed 30 August 2012
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, Vice Chairman Appointed 22 May 2008
Philip G. Freelon, FAIA  Appointed 11 January 2012
Liza Gilbert Appointed 10 October 2014
Alex Krieger, FAIA  Appointed 17 September 2012
Mia Lehrer, FASLA Appointed 25 June 2014
Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA Appointed 17 September 2012

Past members of the Commission of Fine Arts

The Old Georgetown Board

Under the Old Georgetown Act, the Old Georgetown Board of Architectural Consultants is a panel of three architects who advise the Commission of Fine Arts on projects in the Old Georgetown historic district. The architects are appointed by the Commission and serve three-year terms without compensation.

The current members of the Board are:

Stephen Muse, FAIA, Chairman Current term of service began 6 September 2012
H. Alan Brangman, AIA Current term of service began 4 September 2013
Richard Williams, FAIA Current term of service began 4 September 2014

Past members of the Old Georgetown Board

Staff

The Staff of the Commission of Fine Arts, which administers the operations of the Commission and the Old Georgetown Board, consists of eleven full-time civil service employees.  The current members of the CFA staff are:

Thomas Luebke, FAIA Secretary
Frederick J. Lindstrom Assistant Secretary
Sarah Batcheler, AIA, LEED AP Architect, Shipstead-Luce Act
Jose Martinez Architect, Old Georgetown Act
Eve Barsoum Architectural Historian, Old Georgetown Act
Vacant [position], Old Georgetown Act
Tony Simon Architect and Planner
Kay Fanning, PhD Historian
Phyllis Roderer Administrative Officer
Susan M. Raposa Records Officer/Technical Information Specialist
Raksha Patel Administrative Support Assistant