To organize and conduct an International Festival in the City of Plano to educate,
enlighten and enrich the multicultural experience of all of its citizens.
The Plano International Festival was conceived by Plano’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable
to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the City.
Through multicultural displays, entertainment, food and activities,
it promotes cultural awareness and communication between cultural groups
and advances Plano’s visibility as an international city.
The Festival is sponsored by the Plano International Festival Corp.,
a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and is underwritten by the City of Plano.
It takes 3,400 hours of effort over 12 months by a team of passionate grass-roots volunteers
to bring thousands of people together year after year to experience over 100 culture!
Honorary Chair, Advisory Board, Officers, Board Members and Coordinators:
2016 Honorary Chair: City of Plano Council Member, Honorable Angela Miner
Past Honorary Chair:
2015 Adrian Rodriguez, Trustee Collin College
2014 Former Plano Mayor Pat Evans
2013 Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
2012 Dr. Robbie Robinson
Advisory Board: Dr. Christopher A. Parr – Dollie Thomas – Professor Frozina Goussak
President Graciela Katzer
Vice President Linda Adler
Treasurer Nuray Fuller
Secretary Nanette Boyland
Board Members and Coordinators:
Sponsors: Nuray Fuller
On-stage Performances and Mistress of Ceremony: Dr. T.J. Johnson
Cultural booths: Dragana Pavlesic
Indian Community Liaison and STEM programs: Nishi Bhatia
Food Trucks: Donna Hartman
Wellness Program: Donna Hartman
Fitness Program: Kim Soto
Children’s Global Village: Judy Dikinson
International Fashion Show : International Travel Writer Jody Reed
Volunteers: Nanette Boyland
Sustainability: Environmental /Zero Waste Initiatives – Andrea Sethi
PR and Publicity: Linda Adler
Website: Wolfgang Katzer
Newsletter: Shwetha Ramanathan
Youth Committee: Austin Katzer, Kimberly Dickinson, Samantha Haggerty, Vaibhav Kalluri, Jaqueline Mojazza, Sivi Palanisami, Divya Tamilmani, Aryan Brill, Ale Bernal, Lynnea Boyland, Vanessa Bernal
Video and City of Plano liaison: Dr. Christopher A. Parr