Five people have been appointed to the City of Binghamton Public Art Advisory Board.

The new board members were chosen by Mayor Richard David. In a statement, he said arts and culture are "key economic engines" in the city.

David said he signed legislation last week to reform the process of selecting members of the board.

The board consists of five voting members and three non-voting members from the Broome County Arts Council, Gorgeous Washington Street Association and Downtown Binghamton Business Association. The announcement of the non-voting members is expected soon.

The five members named by the mayor are: Alisha Sickler-Brunelli, founder of KAPOW! Art Now design studio; Gregory Delviscio, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Binghamton University; Kady Perry, creative director at QuarterYellow Studios; Alexandra Rangel, director of arts and culture content development for WSKG Public Media; and Thomas Shiptenko, station manager for Equinox Broadcasting.

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