Speaker for the arts

North State arts advocate Debra Lucero appointed to state board

Local arts leader Debra Lucero was recently appointed to the board of statewide nonprofit organization Californians for the Arts.

Lucero (pictured) was one of two people elected to join the board on June 29. She is the executive director of both Friends of the Arts organization (creators of Artoberfest) in Butte County and the Shasta County Arts Council. She’s also one of the driving forces behind Chico’s newly revamped public-access TV station, BCAC.TV.

According to a press release, Californians for the Arts’ mission is to increase public awareness and dialogue of the arts “as a critical component of their own lives and … their communities.”