StoryHeather Trescases received the unanimous approval of the Metropolitan King to serve on the King County Culture Development Authority or 4Culture.
“I am delighted that Heather will be serving on the 4Culture board,” said Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who serves District 9 where Heather lives. “She has done an amazing job as the director of the Eastside Heritage Center and King County will be well served with her on the 4 Culture board.”
“4Culture will benefit from Heather’s vast experience in historic preservation and non-profit administration,” said Council Vice Chair Jane Hague. “Her Eastside perspective will make her a great asset for the 4Culture Development Authority.”
Trescases, whose appointment was confirmed at the Council’s March 2 meeting, is currently the Executive Director of the Eastside Heritage Center, a position she has held since 2005. The Eastside Heritage Center has the mission to “steward eastside history by actively collecting, preserving and interpreting documents and artifacts.” The center also promotes public involvement and appreciation of eastside history through educational programming and outreach.
“King County’s cultural organizations are vital to the heart and soul of our communities,” said Trescases. “I am honored to be joining the Board of 4Culture, an agency that makes a tremendous impact through its funding programs, supporting arts and heritage organizations of all sizes and providing public benefit in every corner of the county.”
Trescases has a Master’s Degree in Public History from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. In addition, Ms. Trescases received her Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and has Licence d’Histoire from L’Universite’ de Paul Valery, in Montpellier, France. Ms. Trescases serves on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Bellevue Rotary and the Bellevue Downtown Association. Ms. Trescases has also served on the 4Culture Heritage Advisory Committee and as a Council appointee to the King County Historic Preservation and Historical Programs Advisory Task Force.
King County’s arts and heritage programs are administered by 4Culture, the quasi-governmental Cultural Development Authority. 4Culture receives a portion of hotel/motel tax revenues to advance arts and heritage programs through competitive grants that provide support for arts and heritage facilities, productions, cultural education and collaborative projects. In addition, 4Culture administers King County’s One Percent for Art program, which incorporates public art into qualified capital projects.
Oversight of 4Culture is through a 15-member Board of Directors. Members are nominated by the Executive and confirmed by the Council.
Ms. Trescases’ term on the board is for three years.