COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollock was recently named one of 10 outstanding U.S. leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors selected as a 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow. Pollock was chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the United States for participation in this prestigious fellowship program.
During her fellowship, Pollock will travel abroad to Brazil and Northern Ireland to explore how arts and culture are utilized in global cities as tools for inclusive social and economic development. She’ll meet with community-based arts organizations with the goal of exchanging ideas and best practices to better their communities and establish a global peer network.
Pollock hopes to explore how other cities are using their artistic and cultural assets to drive their economies and address inequities that exist in their communities. She looks forward to gaining insights and new ideas for how COCA and the entire St. Louis region can broaden its impact on society through arts and cultural resources.
Read more about Pollock’s selection as a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow.