“Art as part of an Economic Engine”
ROBBIE KIENZLE, ARTS LIAISON & PROGRAM PLANNER
OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
As Arts & Cultural Affairs Liaison for the City of Oklahoma City, Kienzle coordinates arts and cultural initiatives to further the City’s economic, tourism and community development priorities. Her post oversees Arts Commission matters and work with all of the departments, trusts and authorities of the City to implement the 1% for Arts ordinance established by the City Council in 2009.
Prior to assuming her new post, she served for four years as Head of the Urban Redevelopment Division within the Planning Department. She has worked for the City for more than 18 years and has more than 28 years of experience connecting arts, architecture and urban redevelopment to support the City’s growth and development.
Ms. Kienzle has previously served as the Director of the Festival of the Arts, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Main Street Manager for the City of Shawnee, and Visual Arts Consultant for the MAPS Library, Ballpark and Canal projects. Kienzle has been a guest presenter and lecturer at local universities, and various public meetings and conferences. She is also a Planning Commissioner for the City of Shawnee in Oklahoma.
Chair of the Day
Amber Sharples is the Executive Director of Oklahoma Arts Council. She earned her B.A. and M.A. Degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Capitol; StateCapitol Preservation Commission, Friends of the Mansion, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Native American Cultural and Educational Authority and the State of Creativity.