Tina Betz returns as City Cultural Affairs director

After serving as executive director of the Light Up The Queen Foundation (LUQ) for five years, Tina Betz stepped down in July to accept a fulltime position with the city of Wilmington as director of cultural affairs.

Prior to her executive director role, Betz had been a member of the LUQ board since the foundation’s inception in 2008. The organization, a 501c3 non-profit, works to preserve Market Street’s Queen Theater and quality music and arts education programs conducted there.

Says Tom Williams, board president: “Many thanks to Tina for hanging in with us over the past five, sometimes stressful, years and we wish her the best of luck. She leaves LUQ with a solid lineup of programs that we can build on.”

Board Secretary Kathleen Ford says that because of Betz, a strong portfolio of arts education programs is growing and succeeding.

“We are lucky to be able to tap into her expertise as she takes her position with the city as director of Cultural Affairs,” says Ford.

The foundation is currently looking for a successor who is an energetic self-starter with roots in the community and a passion for music and music education, according to Williams.

For more information, go to lightupthequeen.org.

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