Public Arts Commission


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • The 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • City Hall, Conference Room 204


Member Phone Email Term Expiration
Corrine Vegter 541-523-5265 April 2020
Ann Mehaffy 541-524-0941 April 2020
Brian Vegter 541-523-5265 April 2019
Damon Rose 503-247-7573 April 2019
Mary Miller 541-519-0577 April 2018
Adam Nilsson 541-908-5385 Council
Fred Warner, Jr. 541-524-2040 Staff

Agendas & Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes.


The Public Arts Commission is a new volunteer advisory group which became effective April 10, 2014.  Click here for Ordinance No. 3332, creating the Baker City Public Arts Commission. 
  • City Staff Representative:  Fred Warner, Jr., City Manager (term determined by Council)
  •  These are public meetings and all citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.
  • As stated in the ordinance, of the 5 voting members, initially, 2 will have 3-year terms (positions 1 and 2) , 2 will have 2-year terms (positions 3 and 4) and 1 will have a one-year term (position 5). At the end of each initial term, all terms will thereafter be three 3 years.

Art On Loan
The Public Arts Commission installed it's first Art On Loan piece in Central Park on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The interactive steel sculpture entitled "Go Ahead!" was created by Don Herman of Baker City, with metal materials donated by Farm and Industrial. The piece invites participants to turn a crank that causes things to whirl and make noise. The sculpture is on loan to the City for one year. It is for sale, and inquiries about its purchase can be made at City Hall.

Go Ahead