Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly recently surprised retiring Huntington Arts Council Executive Director Marc Courtade by presenting him with a Proclamation to honor and thank him for his years of service to the organization and the community.
Mr. Courtade was named Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council in 2015. Under his leadership, the Huntington Arts Council implemented a variety of initiatives which both provided artists with unique opportunities to share their creativity, and bring the arts to as many people as possible. Mr. Courtade facilitated the expansion of the Grants for Arts program and was instrumental in establishing the Consortium of Long Island Arts Councils which brought together the Long Island professional arts community. Mr. Courtade has also been vital to the growth of the Arts in Education program. His official retirement date is February 28.
“It has been a pleasure working with Marc, particularly in securing grants for the wonderful organization he has led for 7 years,” said Legislator Donnelly. “His genuine dedication to the arts and the Huntington Arts Council will be truly missed.”