Staff & Board

We have passionate people working behind the scenes every day to ensure that our vibrant and diverse arts community is supported!


Janna Smith
Executive Director
Janna Smith

Janna has twenty years experience working in nonprofit, government funded arts organizations, most recently in the roles of General Manager and Administrative Manager. Having worked closely with artists at Youtheatre in Montreal, she has a deep respect for the artistic process, and hopes to bring that appreciation and knowledge to her role at the Arts Council. Janna holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Certificate in Management from Concordia University.

Board of Directors


First Vice Chair
Sarah Moran

Former President of Enterprise Advertising and Vice President of Strategic Services of J. Walter Thompson Canada

Second Vice Chair & Secretary
Sarah Crawford

Former Vice President of public affairs for CTVglobemedia and CHUM Limited. Former Chair of the Media Awareness Network (now MediaSmarts); former Chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)'s Subcommittee on the Presence, Portrayal and Participation of People with Disabilities in Television; and former Chair of the CAB's Societal Issues Committee

Walter Thompson

Retired Nuclear Engineer

Directors at Large
Dale Smith

Over 30 years experience working in the design field; branding, broadcast, print, and web with a passion for typography and motion graphics

Andrea Piller

Award-winning Ceramist with degree from OCAD, whose work can be found at the Gardiner Museum, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Burlington Art Gallery, and more

Andrea Dawes

Non-profit consultant with a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Andrea's passions for community building and information gathering lead her to launch PEC Parents, an online resource for parents and kids

Event/Program Chairs
Amy Shubert

Art in the County

Tara Wilkinson

Arts Trail

Gail Grossmith & Marianne Howard

County Collection

Anne Preston

County Kids Read

Dale Wainwright & Heather Kerr

PEC Studio Tour


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