Arts Commission


  • Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve a three-year term with term limits of six years.  
  • Implements the City's Community Cultural Arts Master Plan
  • Administers the Cultural Arts Grant process by reviewing applications from prospective grantees and making recommendations to the City Council for funding.
  • Facilitates a variety of cultural activities for the benefit of DeSoto citizens.

Meeting  Schedule

Meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in the DeSoto Civic Center.

Staff Representative

Kathy Jones
Community Relations Manager
E-Mail Kathy Jones 

Council Representative

Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember, Place 3
Email Councilmember Raphiel

Roslyn Young
Place 5
Initial Appointment: 09/19 
Current Term Expires: 09/22
Marchello Eans
Place 1
Initial Appointment: 09/19
Current Term Expires: 09/22
Myron Butler
Place 4
Initial Appointment: 11/19
Current Term Expires:  9/22
Barron Coleman
Place 6
Initial Appointment: 04/17
Current Term Expires: 9/22
James Adams
Place 3
Initial Appointment: 03/18
Current Term Expires: 09/21
LaSonja Flowers-Ivory
Place 7
Initial Appointment: 01/20
Current Term Expires: 9/21
Janice Garrett
Place 2
Initial Appointment:  12/17
Current Term Expires:  9/22