Bismarck  (CSi)  The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has announced the recent appointment of Searle Swedlund as its Board Chair.

Swedlund has served on NDCA’s Board of Directors since August 2017 and on the Executive Committee since August 2019. Swedlund was appointed by Governor Burgum effective January 15, 2020.

Searle says,  “The arts are the engine for creative thinking. NDCA is a change-maker whose support of educators, artists and placemaking impacts rural and urban communities throughout the state. I’m excited for the work ahead and to continue the impact of this great organization.”

NDCA Executive Director Kim Konikow says, “We are thrilled to have Searle take the reins in leading NDCA at this time. His curiosity and strategic mind will serve the organization well as we expand the reach of the arts throughout the state.”