Overture Community Board
Officers Announced
Vice Chair Ananda Mirilli (l-r) and Chair Dawn Crim in front of the
Overture Center for the Arts
table my strong local relationships and my deep understanding of the arts as a performer, season ticket subscriber and engaged, strategic partner.”

“I am excited to begin my tenure as Overture’s CAB vice chair to continue the work with diverse audiences and expanded school partnerships, which
have made me proud to be a part of the Overture Center’s evolution,” said Mirilli. “As a Brasilian, brown, queer, Latinx woman, and mother of a
beautiful multi-racial daughter, I look forward to using my strong racial and equity justice lens to work toward equity, inclusion and increasing the
access and engagement of historically marginalized communities.”
From Overture Center for the Arts

Dawn Crim, Chair, and Ananda Mirilli, Vice Chair, Elected To Serve One-Year
Terms

Madison, Wis. — Overture Center for the Arts’ incoming President and CEO
Sandra Gajic announced today that Dawn Crim and Ananda Mirilli are the newly
elected chair and vice chair of the center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

After the establishment of the CAB's first charter, provisions were put in place to
elect the group's first chair and vice chair.  Through carefully orchestrated
nomination and voting process, Crim and Mirilli were elected.

“Being elected CAB chair is an incredible honor, and I look forward to working with
the group to ensure we provide meaningful advice and recommendations that
enrich community and educational programming to serve Overture’s mission,”
commented Crim. “I have been a longtime supporter of Overture Center since its
opening in 2004, and of the Madison Civic Center prior. I am excited to bring to the
The membership of the group is 45 percent City appointed and 55 percent
appointed by Overture as the body fulfils a requirement for the City’s annual
grant. City appointees are approved by the Madison Common Council to
serve on the CAB and act as an assurance that Overture collaborates and
communicates with the larger community. The charge of CAB is to assure
that Overture serves all of Madison’s citizens.

The mission of the group is to provide a vehicle for effective communication
and engagement with Overture’s community programming which broadly
represents the community in terms of culture, ethnicity, geography, age and
socio-economic level. An important part of the purpose and responsibility of
the group is to provide evaluation and feedback to staff and administrators
as well as provide support for high quality engagement and programming to
all segments of the community Overture was intended to serve.

The group held its first meeting to set goals and objectives for the coming
year as well as identified some projects and programming they are
interested in supporting.

"To have two strong women of color in this important leadership position for
Overture is a tremendous accomplishment for our organization,” said
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Ed Holmes. “We are still in our infancy
stages but continue to build a culture that embraces the significance and
value of diversity and inclusion in our organization. Dawn and Ananda, along
with the CAB membership, will provide much needed support and
perspective in helping us bridge gaps and successfully engage diverse
communities.”