The Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC) serves as an advisory body to the City Council on programs and policies that integrate arts and culture into community life and that promote Thousand Oaks as a cultural destination.

The CAC oversees the programming and operations of City-owned cultural assets including the Thousand Oaks Bank of America Performing Arts Center’s 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre and 394-seat Janet & Ray Scherr Forum, and the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery and Fred Kavli Theatre Visual Arts Gallery. The CAC also has oversight of the annual Open Studio Tour, Public Murals program, Percent for the Arts program, cataloging of the City’s permanent art collection, and administers grant programs for local artists and arts organizations including the Community Event Endowment Fund (CEEF).

The CAC maintains a structure of sub-committees which include Community Outreach, Theatre Operations, TOCAP Foundation, and a number of special ad-hoc committees. These committees develop programs and policies, which are then presented for approval by the CAC before they are forwarded to the City Council.

CAC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:00 p.m. in the Founders Room located off the main lobby of the Fred Kavli Theatre.

Members of the Commission may be contacted through the City’s Cultural Affairs Director, Barry McComb, at (805) 449-2707 or by email at


The Cultural Affairs Commission consists of 11 members who are appointed by the City Council.

​​​​​​​Current members include:
Civic Arts Plaza City Hall

Jerry Miller – Chair
John Bradley – Vice Chair
Robert Biery
Eloise Cohen
Robert Conti
Cathryn Croall
Cristina Duffy
Cory Hills
David Mead
Stephanie Wilson

City Staff Liaisons to the Commission:
John Adams, Director of Finance
Barry McComb, Cultural Affairs Director
Jonathan Serret, Cultural Affairs Deputy Director
Marisa Hanke, Secretary