Melanie Colclough - Executive Director,
Sumter County Cultural Center/Patriot Hall
A connector and advocate, Melanie Colclough served as a nonprofit leader before taking over the Sumter County Cultural Center/Patriot Hall as executive director in 2017. She enjoys repositioning the Arts in her community, but is driven by the opportunity to bring people together through her work there. She believes the beauty, diversity, and ambiguity of the Arts give people a much needed collective experience while offering space for individual ones. A philosophy she hopes people will learn at the cultural center then transfer to other facets of life.