Governor Newsom Appoints Stanlee Gatti to the California Arts Council

SACRAMENTO – On June 21, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Stanlee Gatti, 63, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Gatti has been the owner of Stanlee R. Gatti Designs since 1987. He was president of the San Francisco Arts Commission from 1995 to 2004. He is a member of the San Francisco War Memorial Board of Trustees and the California College of the Arts Board of Trustees. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gatti is a Democrat.

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The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Vice Chair Larry Baza, Juan Devis, Jodie Evans, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Stanlee Gatti, Donn K. Harris, and Louise McGuinness. Learn more at

The California Arts Council is strongly committed to improved accessibility for all Californians. For more information, visit


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