Friday, August 17, 2007
WELCOME OLGA GARAY - NEW GENERAL MANAGER LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The Walt Disney Barn in Griffith Park
Saved for future generations through the leadership of Michael Broggie, Board Member of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Welcome Olga Garay,
The Museum Community and The Museum of the San Fernando Valley extends a warm welcome to Ms. Olga Garay, the new General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Ms. Garay has just arrived in Los Angeles from New York City where was a major arts consultant and the former program director of the Doris Duke Foundation. According to Garay, she was attracted to Los Angeles for several reasons; 1) our city has world class cultural institutions 2) we have the largest creative workforce in the Unite States, 3) Los Angeles has a “vibrant neighborhood structure and a plethora of ethni-cities” and, 4) Our vast city has an active “eco-system for the arts and culture”. She sees Los Angeles as a “national and international leader and crossroads in the arts”.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has a responsibility to educate Ms. Garay about the cultural history of the Valley, the needs of the 1,800,000 residents of our area, our needs and the coming reality of a great regional Museum of history and culture.