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Joan Lyon

Hailing from the mountains of Garrett County, Joan Lyon represents Western Maryland on the State Arts Council. As a career Army veteran and Army War College graduate with a clinical and public health nutrition background, Joan brings a unique perspective to the MSAC team. She is an active, life-long supporter of the arts and an independent ceramic artist. A member of the Garrett County Arts Council and a Garrett Mentor at her local elementary school, Joan’s specific areas of interest include access to arts education and experiences across the lifespan, equitable support to the rural arts community, and celebrating the vibrant diversity of Maryland’s citizens.