Katherine Johnson, PhD
Acting Executive Director
716-282-7530 ext 3
It is an honor to be named Acting Executive Director for the NACC and I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself. As a professor of Sociology at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, my main area of study is Community and Urban Sociology.
I have been involved in the NACC since April 6, 2002 when my husband, Victor Marwin and I toured the building with Kathie as our guide, looking for a studio space for Victor. By the end of the tour, I recognized the enormity of the task ahead for the NACC along with the opportunity to study, as a sociologist, the grassroots effort to save an immense building that could grow into a movement to revitalize the neighborhood. On that day, Victor left with a studio space rental agreement, and I began a new community study.
Since then, I became a member of the Board of Directors, was President for a number of years, and continued on the board as a director. I have served as the chair of the Development Committee and Opera Day for the past several years.
My role as researcher and active participant at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has allowed me to follow the growth of the organization from its grass roots origins through its internal structural development, through its increasing significance in the larger social world. The Board of Directors brought it up that my foundation would serve the NACC well in the interim between Kathie’s passing and searching for a new Executive Director. I accepted.
Positive changes are coming to the City of Niagara Falls. The NACC is among the city’s greatest as-sets upon which to build the future. Please join us for one of our ongoing activities.