/ The Empowering Clerks Network (Center for Supportive Bureaucracy) is an international organization providing Playful Paperwork services to diverse populations. We offer pop-up office hours in various communities, schools, workplaces and events. Applicants can receive assistance from licensed Empowering Clerks and issue Joy Permits, Refurbished Report Cards, Forgiver’s License (Class A&B), Adult Special Achievement Stickers, DIY Certificates of Recognition, OK Parent Awards, Validation Tickets, Apology Declarations, Pain Deeds, True Friend Diplomas, Happiness Insurance, Free-Play Admission Tickets, Open Carry permit for musical instruments, Clown Visa and more. So far we issued and distributed more than 32,000 official documents.
We believe that the more paperwork – the better.
/ Michelle Alumkal is an arts educator, editor and writer who has lived in Beacon since 2004. As a member of the education department at Dia:Beacon for ten years, she has enjoyed making the museum’s collection accessible to a broad audience. Her experiences leading tours for groups as diverse as second graders in the Beacon public schools or art collectors visiting from abroad, have led to a strong belief in the vital role of the arts in fostering a vibrant community. Michelle is currently serving on the BeaconArts Board of Directors
/ KB Creative Consulting. Current (2019) Co-President of BeaconArts.
/ Advocating a walkable Beacon
/Award winning graphic designer and advertiser
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Landscape Restorations / Debra Adamsons / Facebook
/ Design and Management using native plants and ecological practices.
Carl Vane Lashua
/ Poetry and Photographs
/ Fine Art
/ Digital Marketing and Advertising
/ Art consultant
Amy C. Wilson
/ Toy designer, artist