Biden appoints Mary Boyle to President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts

President Joe Biden named 18 people Sept. 16 to his arts advisory committee.

Among them is Portlander Mary Boyle, who has served on many local boards including Portland Center Stage, Oregon College of Arts and Craft, Outward Bound, Jesuit High School, th YWCA, St. Mary’s Academy, and the SMART Reading Program . Boyle currently serves on the boards of the Portland Art Museum, the University of Portland, and the Women’s Committee of the Legacy Hospital Foundation.

Boyle and her husband, Tim Boyle, CEO and President of Columbia Sportswear, have been major contributors to numerous nonprofit arts and educational organizations in Portland and throughout the state.

In a statement, a White House spokeswoman explained what she would do for Biden.

“Committee members are civic and cultural leaders who are selected by the President of the United States to serve as representatives in their own communities for the Kennedy Center,” the statement read.

“The Center considers appointees to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts to be ‘ambassadors for the arts.’ Acting as a national network for the Centre, PACA helps broaden the Centre’s influence and extend its vision across the country.

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