The King William Association Executive Director Cherise Bell has received the “State Arts Advocate” certification from the Texans for the Arts organization.

In order to achieve this designation, Cherise had to meet several criteria: to advocate for historic preservation in a public meeting/public record environment; apply for arts funding at the city, state or national level; and make at least one office visit or write a letter to an elected official at the local, county, statewide or national level to tell an arts story or advocate for an issue of choice.

Congratulations to Cherise - the only person in San Antonio to have this certification! We appreciate her advocating for the arts.

- Molly Shafer