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Elisabeth Dorman

State and Local Government Affairs Manager
Americans for the Arts


Elisabeth joined Americans for the Arts in March 2014. She facilitates the Americans for the Arts’ State Arts Action Network (SAAN), a professional development network for statewide advocacy and services leaders. Managing Americans for the Arts’ VoterVoice affiliate program, its online advocacy platform, Elisabeth provides advocacy consultation to foster and grow the federal, state, and local grassroots effort and impact online. In addition, she tracks pro-arts and arts education legislation at the state and local levels as well as ballot initiatives to disseminate to the field at large. 

Prior to Americans for the Arts, Elisabeth was the Government Relations Assistant at the National Retail Federation and supported the Taxation Committee, State Association Council, and the State Leadership Group.  Before relocating to Washington, DC, Elisabeth previously served in Literacy*AmeriCorps from 2011-2012 in Pittsburgh, PA.  She coordinated a mentoring program with Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh and helped recruit, train, and manage 150 mentor pairs in three inner-city public schools.

A Pittsburgh native, Elisabeth holds a Bachelors of Music in Classical Voice Performance from Duquesne University.