Wenatchee resident named recipient of state arts advocacy award

Matt Cadman, the former executive director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, has been chosen by Gov. Jay Inslee to receive a Governor’s Arts Award for arts advocacy this year. 

12th District State Sen. Brad Hawkins nominated Cadman for the award in May. Cadman recently retired as Numerica’s executive director after serving six years in this role.  

“Matt made a gigantic contribution to arts in the Wenatchee Valley through his work with Numerica Performing Arts Center,” said Hawkins. “His dedication to the PAC and making the arts accessible to all will positively impact our community for years to come.”  

The 2019 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards dinner will take place Nov. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia.

Hawkins received news of Cadman’s award Monday from the Washington State Arts Commission. Hawkins is a recent legislative member of the Arts Commission.

“I consider nominating well-deserving people for these awards as part of my job to honor them, help promote our region, and raise awareness of the good things we are doing,” said Hawkins.