Who We Are

CFA September 2017

Members of the Commission of Fine Arts, September 2017, left to right:  Elizabeth Meyer (Vice Chairman), Toni L. Griffin, Earl A. Powell III (Chairman), Liza Gilbert, Edward D. Dunson Jr., Mia Lehrer, 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 22 December 2016
Edward D. Dunson, Jr., AIA Appointed 8 April 2015
Liza Gilbert Appointed 10 October 2014
Toni L. Griffin Appointed 5 November 2016
Alex Krieger, FAIA  Appointed 5 November 2016
Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, Vice Chairman Appointed 22 December 2016
Justin Shubow Appointed 23 October 2018

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:

H. Alan Brangman, AIA Current term of service began 4 September 2013
Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA Current term of service began 1 September 2016
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 twelve 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
Eve Barsoum Architectural Historian, Old Georgetown Act
Mary Catherine Collins Historic Preservation Specialist, Old Georgetown Act
Jessica Stevenson Historic Preservation Specialist, Old Georgetown Act
Tony Simon Architect and Planner
Kay Fanning, PhD Historian
Daniel Fox Public Affairs Specialist
Trenice Hall Administrative Officer
Susan Raposa Technical Information Specialist
Raksha Patel Administrative Support Assistant