Kerry Adams Hapner has been the director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of San Jose (OCA) for the last 12 years. She oversees the department and staff that helps shape the City’s artistic and cultural vibrancy, resources, and vision.

The arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in any vibrant community.  Kerry helps create that the city public Art, Grants, and cultural facilities as well as the City places a vital role in the sustainability of local artists and Arts Organizations.

Find out more about the OCA on the City of San Jose’s Website.

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Read our interview with Kerry in issue 8.4 “Profiles.” (
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