The Executive Committee
Bill Schierl, President
Paula Schlice, Co-Vice President
Nerissa Nelson, Co-Vice President
Monica Anderson, Secretary
Karin Sieg, Treasurer
Caleb Guilliams, Representative
Maggie Marquardt, Representative
Anello Mollica, Representative
Laura Gehrman Rottier, Representative
Laura West, Representative
CREATE STANDING COMMITTEES
The Placemaking Committee is tasked with building community identity and growing a stronger sense of pride through public art and other investments that strengthen our sense of place in Portage County.
The Innovation Committee is tasked with researching and developing resources and programs that encourage and support innovation and creativity. This team also oversees the IDEA Center and its programming.
The Experiences Committee is tasked with growing a thriving entertainment scene, specifically identifying shortage areas in our entertainment scene and imagining new experiences or growing partnerships to address that need.
STEVENS POINT Advisory Council on ARTS & CULTURE
Janis Borski, UWSP (retired)
Sara Brish, Stevens Point Area CVB
Nerissa Nelson, CREATE Portage County
Paula O'Kray, Central WI Area Community Theatre
Mark Polzin, UWSP Adventure Tours
Council Liaison: Heidi Oberstadt, 4th Ward
CREATE is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in serving in any of the capacities listed above, or if you would like information about other ways to get involved, please email us.