Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District One —
Chris Carter is the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Arts, which includes the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center. Livermore Valley Arts presents over 250 arts events and programs annually. Appointed six weeks prior to the pandemic, Chris led the organization through 14 months of closure and found creative ways to deliver the arts to the community through free online art classes, camps, concerts, and an online interview series. Chris also actively advocated for the arts with other regional arts leaders to keep the arts supported through the pandemic. Chris was able to find ways to maintain relevance and support from Alameda County patrons to keep the organization afloat. Chris is also a member of the East Bay Arts and Cultural Alliance, serves on several nonprofit boards including Visit Tri-Valley, Livermore Jazz Society, Three Valleys Community Foundation Advisory Board, Las Positas College Commercial Music Advisory Board, Saint Mary’s College School of Science Advisory Board, and is a founding board member of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. Chris is an innovative and dedicated arts leader working to support the arts in Alameda County. Chris Carter is a resident of Pleasanton.