Performing Arts Center Oversight Committee


  • 10 a.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every other month
  • Golden Belt Building
    807 E Main Street
    Building 2, Suite 200
    Durham, NC 27701


  • Susan Callaghan, Chair, Finance Representative
  • Keelan Brown, Vice-Chair, Business Representative 
  • Mary Ann Black, Community Relations Representative
  • Chris Ogden, Arts and Culture Representative
  • Phillip A. Powell, Sr., Facility Management Representative

City Staff Person

About the Committee

The purpose of the committee is to monitor the implementation of the operating agreement with the operator, PFM/Nederlander who shall report in person to the committee at least once every 6 months on the status of the Durham Performing Arts Center operations. After these presentations, the committee will provide a written report to the City after each such presentation by the operator.


This committee is composed of 5 members with one being a member of the Cultural Master Plan Advisory Committee. Members shall possess professional skills in the key areas of arts and culture, business, finance, facility management and community relations. Applicants must reside within the corporate city limits.