The RAP initiative will be on the ballot in
November of 2014 - Please consider attending this meeting to
show support and be part of the conversation.
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You are invited to attend
The Inauguration of RAP Recreation, Arts & Parks
Thursday, September 25, 4:30-6:30pm
Center Building, 86 S. Main Street, 3rd floor, Saint George
Presentation, Guest speakers, Print materials
RAP will provide a diverse mix of recreational
opportunities and artistic endeavors that enhance the quality
of life, support health and well being, and promote
sustainable business and tourism throughout the County.
ALL municipalities will receive revenue to
secure funding for recreation and art projects, and ensure
that Cities work together with the County to improve
recreation, arts and parks throughout Washington County.
Distribution of funds will begin April 2015:
85% appropriated as follows:
67% (of 85%) Divided among parties based on
33% (of 85%) Divided among parties based on
point of sale; includes unincorporated areas, overseen by
15% appropriated for cultural organizations.
Distributed to 501c3 nonprofits through an application process
via the County Commission, following recommendations from an
appointed seven-member advisory board.
An Interlocal Cooperation Agreement (ICA) has
been presented to County Municipalities requesting a
resolution in support of the tax being on November’s ballot.
More than ¾ of the County communities have
already passed this...
If you are unable to attend, please share this
invitationwith a group of which you are a member, a neighbor,
a local business or community organization –
Everyone needs the facts, and you can assist
in spreading the word before November 4!
RAP Community Committee,
County Arts Council (WCAC) coordinates and promotes
leadership and policies that encourage and foster
a strong, vibrant and cohesive arts community for the
purpose of enriching the lives of County residents and
primarily through professional development activities,
cooperative planning and promotion.
Some FAQs about WCAC
Who do you serve, and where? WCAC works
with artists, professional organizations, community-based groups and
school arts providers to realize their potential. Our support
reaches throughout Washington County in all artistic disciplines.
Where does your operational support come from? We receive
ongoing support from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, as well as
the County; a majority of the Cities and Municipalities have also
contributed to our efforts.
How are you different than the St. George Arts Commission or the
Utah Department of Arts & Museums? WCAC is known as a Local Arts
Agency, functioning at the County level.
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Washington County Arts Council welcomes everyone’s involvement.
We value your input, participation and donations.
Find out what WCAC can do for YOU!
Some FAQs about RAP
What is RAP? RAP stands for
Recreation, Arts and Parks, a proposed
increase of 1/10 of 1% of Sales Tax. It is similar to Salt
Lake County’s ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks) and Cache County’s RAPZ (Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos) taxes. This
program would go before voters in 2014, and benefit
established and new Arts and Recreation programs
throughout Washington County. Talks continue to create the
best plan for all County citizens.
How much money are we talking about? It is
anticipated that over two million dollars could become
available for arts and recreation projects throughout the
County. Again, this would come from 1/10 of 1% of County
Sales Tax, which includes residents AND tourists. This is
approximately $ .04 cents per day/per person or about
$14.55 per year.
This project is supported by the Utah Arts Council,
with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation
deserves great art.
Board Duties & Responsibilities
Strategic Plan Outline
2013 Meeting Schedule
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Tabernacle, St George, UT, 84770