Maya Wallace serves on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, most recently as co-chair of the commission’s Race and Cultural Equity task force. By day, she ensures program integrity and works to improve organizational performance at the California Department of Justice. A dedicated community advocate, she has worked on a number of issues, including promoting healthy communities, housing and homelessness advocacy, and neighborhood empowerment through civic applications of open data. While not a currently practicing artist, Maya is trained in classical guitar and music theory and is immersed in the visual and performing arts via her family, friends and colleagues.
For creative people across the U.S., the Ghost Ship tragedy demonstrates the tough choices many face as they try to remain in their community while the cost of living climbs.