We welcome the return of Michael Gaines to the Best of Missouri Hands Board. Michael helps in several areas while serving on the board and serves as our liaison to the Governor and the Mansion Exhibit. For several years now the Best of Missouri Hands has had a permanent display in the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City. The exhibit changes mediums every 18-24 months.
Michael Gaines is the current Executive Director of the Hannibal Arts Council and the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies. He has served in those capacities since 1993 and 2005 respectively.
Mostly recently, Gaines has served as Board Advisor for BOMH and has also previously served on the Board of Directors for several terms.
As an arts administrator he brings experience in organizational development, grant writing and non-profit management skills to the board.