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For Immediate Release
December 3, 2021

North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces the addition of Amy Tichy of Tower City, to its board of directors, representing Region 6. She was recently appointed by Governor Burgum to serve on NDCA’s board, effective December 2021. Amy will serve through July 2022 as she is filling out the term for Jeff Hoff of Region 6, and then will serve an additional five-year term.
NDCA's board consists of nine members - one from each of the state's regions, and one member-at-large, each of whom is appointed by the governor for a five-year term. Additional information on each of the board members, as well as the regions they represent, is available on the NDCA’s web site at

A University of Minnesota graduate, Amy Tichy has been employed by NDSU Extension Barnes County as a parent educator and coordinator working with regional and statewide programs for 15 years. She has a strong belief in Extension’s mission of empowering North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education and takes satisfaction in serving families.   

In her role as an artist, Tichy advocates for expanded access to the creative arts. In recognition of the value and need for art education in rural communities, she founded Maple Valley Community Arts in 2014. The non-profit organization hosts an annual summer art camp for area youth and occasional adult workshops. Tichy recently completed a second degree at North Dakota State University in Visual Arts with an emphasis in printmaking. She has served as a grant panelist for the North Dakota Council on the Arts, is active in area arts organizations, and has exhibited and sold her artwork regionally.   

Tichy lives in Tower City with her husband of nearly thirty years and the youngest of their three children. She appreciates the occasional quiet day with a thick book, preferably by a warm fire or the lake.

*High resolution photos are available upon request.

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Counties served by Amy Tichy (figures taken from 2018 census):  Wells County, population 3,957; Foster County, population 3,216; Stutsman County, population 20,917; Logan County, population 1,903; McIntosh County, population 2,585; LaMoure County, population 4,062; Dickey County, population 4,903; Griggs County, population 2,232; Barnes County, population 10,542

The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.