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ARTS welcomes two new staff!

Jennifer Frohwerk, Contracts Coordinator 

FrohwerkHeadshotJennifer Frohwerk joins the Office of Arts & Culture as the Contracts Coordinator. She will provide contract support for the Cultural Partnerships team and will lead the transition to a new online granting system. Previously she was Creative Director and Project Coordinator for Clearpath, where she collaborated with executive teams to develop strategies, improve processes, and design meaningful customer experiences for clients in municipal, educational, healthcare, and for-profit and non-profit organizations. Frohwerk received her Fine Arts – Studio Arts degree from Indiana University. In 2011, she graduated from Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, her illustrations have been published in two children’s picture books. She loves to paint and draw, and her artwork may be viewed at




Maija McKnight, Public Art Project Manager 

MaijiaMThe Public Art Program welcomes Maija McKnight as its newest project manager. Maija has worked in the arts field for more than 15 years including serving as the Arts Coordinator for the City of Auburn, Washington and within the education departments of Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Seattle Asian Art Museum. With an undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies from Western Washington University and a masters degree in Museum Studies from the University of Washington, this former Montanan enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and making things out of metal in her studio.