Allison Shepard is an attorney at Herrick & Hart, S.C., with a focus on litigation. When Allison moved to the Eau Claire area in 2015, she was greatly impressed by the burgeoning arts scene. Allison is a graduate of the 2017 Leadership Eau Claire program. During her participation in LEC, Allison's group was tasked with forming a public arts organization at the request of the City of Eau Claire. From that project, Eau Claire Public Arts was born. Although not an artist herself, Allison has a great love and appreciation for the arts, and hopes that she can contribute to the Eau Claire arts scene through her participation with ECPAC.
Chris Silewski works as a Landscape Architect at Ayres Associates in Eau Claire WI. His dedication experience with planning, design and construction management lends itself well to help the arts council come up with creative ways to incorporate are in the community. If you ever need have a idea for art in the community but need help with placement or navigating the city process please contact him.
Luanne Koubsky believes in the power of public art and its ability to serve as a connector, linking ideas, people, and communities. Luanne works in advertising and partnership sales at Volume One in Eau Claire and previously worked in fundraising at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. Her commitment to the arts motivates her to help make possible more public art opportunities in Eau Claire.
Anne was a member of the 2017 Leadership Eau Claire team that organized the Eau Claire Public Arts Council at the request of the City of Eau Claire, and she now serves on the Board as Secretary. A native of Iowa, Anne has lived in the Eau Claire area since 2011 and works as a packaging engineering specialist at Nestlé Nutrition. Anne hopes to contribute to the artistic and cultural growth in Eau Claire through ECPAC, and she looks forward to collaborating with all of the organizations that are transforming Eau Claire into a notable arts destination.
Jo Ellen Burke
Jo Ellen Burke has lived in Eau Claire for over 35 years, and advocates for arts wherever she goes. She has been involved in the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild, the Children’s Museum, the Pablo Center Arts Educating and Programming Committee, and other initiatives. As an artist and teacher, she has donated many public art pieces to the City. Jo believes art reflects the soul of a community, and wants to support the great momentum and energy in our Creative Economy! Jo