Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dear Ron,

Mayor Nutter and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance invite you to a discussion and Q&A session for the arts community on the City's response to the financial crisis and subsequent changes to the City budget. The meeting will be held this Friday, December 5th, at 5:30pm in the Mayor's Reception Room in City Hall. We hope that you will be able to attend.

Friday, December 5th


Mayor's Reception Room

City Hall, Room 202

At the meeting, Mayor Nutter, Finance Director Rob Dubow, and Chief Cultural Officer Gary Steuer will be on hand to explain the context of the economic crisis, the difficult decisions that need to be made, how they will affect cultural organizations and programs, and to share the principles that guided the process. They will answer questions and solicit input on priorities going forward.

Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues who may be interested in attending. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Gajewski in the Mayor's Office at or 215-686-2120.

Please note: It is a good idea to arrive early to get through City Hall security. Enter through the Visitor's Entrance at the NE corner of City Hall.


Gary P. Steuer
Chief Cultural Officer
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
City Hall, 708
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-3989 (O)
267-438-7153 (C)