Lynnette Tessitore has vast experience in program development, cultural resource management, event production, and fundraising. As Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Chula Vista, she has worked locally, regionally, and bi-nationally to advance the arts and to assist in cultural exchange. She has responsibility over the City’s public art collection, manages the City’s arts and culture grant program, serves as staff liaison to the City’s Cultural Arts Commission and International Friendship Commission, and curates, produces, and manages, a variety of multi-cultural arts programs, exhibitions, and events. She is also a strong advocate for the arts and arts education. She serves as a Steering Committee member of the San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition, is a member of the North County Arts Network Steering Committee, co-chair of the NCAN Arts Education Committee, and is a member of the NCAN Economic Development Committee.