JACKSON HOLE, WYO \u2013 Carrie Geraci was elected by Members of Americans for the Arts to its advisory council for the Public Art Network. Geraci will advise Americans for the Arts\u2019 staff on developing programs and services to build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.\r\n\r\n\u201cAmericans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Carrie Geraci to our advisory council,\u201d said Robert L. Lynch, president, and CEO of Americans for the Arts. \u201cThese leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud Mrs. Geraci for her valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn the\u00a0Public Art Network Council, Geraci will work with fellow arts leaders from across the country to advise national programming initiatives, choose the Public Art Network award recipient, and offer diverse perspectives and voices on public art and public art programs.\r\n\r\nPotential council members were nominated in mid-September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 14, 2017. Geraci will serve a three-year term, from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2020.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am honored to be selected by my peers and look forward to working with them to strengthen the field of public art and I am eager to continue to learn about practices and policies that will enhance our work here in Jackson,\u201d Geraci said.\r\n\r\nGeraci founded Jackson Hole Public Art as a non-for-profit public art program in 2010. Since then Geraci and staff have installed 14 public art projects in partnership with public and private developers, and consulted on public art plans for the Town of Jackson, Teton Village Association, and St. John\u2019s Medical Center.\r\n\r\nJackson Hole Public Art published a free online Public Art and Creative Placemaking Toolkit in 2016. They also offer a STEAM program in partnership with the Fabrication Lab at Jackson Hole High School, and they conduct community outreach and temporary installations using the Mobile Design Studio.