Vicki Landon To Lead Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs

Local arts leader Vicki Landon will take over the office of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs (OCACA) on April 8, 2024. It’s a job Vicki says she has been preparing for over many years. For the next month, she will be sharing the office with Terry Olson as they work through the transition together. Vicki most recently has been one of three executives leading Central Florida Community Arts. Prior to that she was the lead development staff for the Orlando Family Stage.

Landon was born in New York, grew up in South Florida, and then moved to Central Florida to attend college. She says she has “never looked back.” Earning both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in theatre at UCF, her plan was to use her degrees in more academic ways: theatre history, theatre criticism, and dramaturgy. Her first job, however, was at the Orlando Opera in development and fundraising.

Connecting to OCACA as an applicant, then as a member of the community giving public comment and finally as a committee volunteer, Vicki has been in and around the office for 15 years. At times she would be the only member of the public at OCACA committee meetings and has served on the advocacy committee since its formation. She also participated as a reviewer on the Cultural Facility funding Review Panel and was recently selected to sit on the Application Review Committee (ARC) of the Tourist Development Council.

Vicki has been an active leader in the community, involved in organizing State Representative Anna Eskamani’s first town hall, later leading delegations to visit legislators in Tallahassee and was also an organizer of the last Orange County mayor candidates’ forum.

OCACA welcomes Vicki Landon and are eager to see the County’s support and investment in the arts continue to grow under her leadership.

Terry Olson’s last day will be May 3, 2024.


Photo Credit: Vicki Landon

Date Posted: April 3, 2024

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