Supporting the Arts on First Night

First Night Chatham Committee


First Night Committee 2017

First Night Committee and Friends   (Click to enlarge)

Sally Stratman
Chair
Ryan Farrell
Ass't Chair
Ron Clark
Treasurer
Sally Fishback
Secretary
Bill Benoit
Paul Bergquist
Kim and Tom Breen
Nancy Carroll
Mary Ann Chamberlain
Warren and Victoria Chane
Michelle Clarke
Ron and Deborah Clark
Peter and Lorraine Cocolis
Laurel Cordiero
Christine Cox
John Crawford
Ryan Farrell
Sally Fishback
Sally Foster
Peter Gruol
Jeff and Bette Hahner
Ginny Hamblet
John and Leslie Hardy
Gaylene and Bob Heppe
Dick and Ann Hosmer
Carol Kolb
Dinah Lane
Bill and Iris Leigh
Nance Lyons
Sally Munson
Greg Murphy
Bob and Joanna Noonan
John and Alice Reed
Bunny Santullo
Sue and Rich Simpson
Jay Stahl
Sally Stratman
Paul Stuka
Beth and Seth Taylor
Jennifer and Juris Ukstins
Marie Williams
Pam Williams
Sandy Wycoff


About the First Night Chatham Committee

The First Night Chatham Committee is the all-volunteer steering group that produces First Night Chatham each year. First Night Chatham is an independent non-profit organization, and the committee is not part of any other organization, such as the Chamber of Commerce, nor is it a town committee like the July 4th Parade committee. First Night Chatham is financed entirely from the sale of buttons, and the generous support of the community through donations and grants (see the Sponsors & Friends page for more detail).

Anyone with an interest in helping to make First Night happen is always welcome at committee meetings, or can contact us at the email address at the bottom of this page. The committee meets on the first Thursday of each month in September through January, and more frequently in December. As with any production effort, most of the real work gets done outside committee meetings.

While much of the preparation for First Night happens earlier in the year, there is still plenty of work to be done in December, and because that's a busy month for everyone, the organization of the committee follows the adage “Many hands make light work”.

You can see below an organization chart of the committee that illustrates all the different responsibilities within the First Night Committee. Some of these responsibilities are handled by individual committee members, and some by small teams. This chart is intended only to show the work that goes on behind the scenes, and to suggest there's an opportunity for anyone who wants to contribute. (This chart does not show current assignments or current open positions).


First Night Chatham Committee Organization Chart