Monday, December 9, 2013



Community News

Hudson Heads Out 

Lawn to take over as new CCAC Executive Director

Released by Rod Hudson, CCAC/Voice file photo of Patti Lawn


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director.


After eighteen years at the helm Rod Hudson is retiring at the end of the year. 


An exhaustive search was done and the Council is pleased to announce that long time school teacher/principal Patti Lawn will be taking over the reins in the New Year.

Patti has a long association with the Arts Council having worked for them and served on the Arts Council’s board of directors in the late 80s. She has been an active member of the Chilliwack Players Guild for many years. Patti is retiring from her position as principal of FG Leary Elementary School where she was responsible for creating the only Fine Arts elementary school in the Chilliwack School District. 

“We are pleased with the boards’ decision and look forward to developing new programs and activities for the community to enjoy,” said Arts Council President Maureen Covey.

The Arts Council moved their base of operations last year to #20-5725 Vedder Road where they provide arts programming, events and activities for all ages.

Hudson says he is pleased with the boards’ decision to hire Mrs. Lawn stating that “she will bring a different skill set to the position” which he believes is needed. His future plans include spending more time with family and enjoying the community and retirement to the fullest.

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