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Board Meeting Agenda

KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

May 12, 2016 • 4:30 PM
Austin National Guard Armory
800 21st Street NE - Austin, Minnesota


Board of Directors: Chairwoman: Pam Bishop; Vice Chairman: Fred Bogott; Treasurer: Daniel Nistler; Secretary: Vacant; Immediate Past Chairman: Roger Boughton; Jeff Baldus, Director; Joyce Balls-Berry, Director; Mary Davenport, Director; Ted Hinchcliffe, Director; Randy Kehr, Director; Steve King, Director; Mike Nolan, Director.

Mission statement: Honor – Engage – Inspire – KSMQ tells the stories of our region in order to honor the past, engage with the present and inspire the future.

Vision: KSMQ actively works to create a region in which residents are informed about the region, its cultural assets and inter-connections, and they use this information to help build a strong future.

KSMQ Objectives:
a. Increase the Relevance and improve the quality of local content
b. Increase connections to and visibility within the region
c. AAdd value to nationally produced shows by developing content that highlights local connections and issues
d. Increase sustaining financial support
e. Ensure that the full range of resources is in place to achieve our mission

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Approval of 3/10/16 Meeting Minutes; Additional Agenda Items - Pam
  4. KSMQ Board Membership – Pam a) Consider nominations of Patrick Schwab and Amy Mattson-Lauters
  5. Financial Report; FY17 Budget Status – Steven Mandel, NETA
  6. FCC Spectrum Auction – Eric
  7. Local Program Partnerships – Eric
  8. Bonding Project Request – Eric
  9. Board Strategic Plan – Pam
  10. Old Business
  11. New Business
  12. Adjourn

 

Board of Directors

About the Board:

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Service Media Inc., license holder of KSMQ Public Television, meets six times a year to review and approve policies for the operations of KSMQ. Anyone interested in attending a meeting or obtaining more information may contact the KSMQ offices at 800-658-2539.

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television

Pam-Bishop
Pamela K. Bishop
Chairwoman
Southern Minnesota
Initiative Foundation
Owatonna
Joined April, 2012

Fred-Bogott-sm
Fred Bogott
Vice Chairman
Retired Physician
Austin
Joined March, 2015

DanNistler
Dan Nistler
Treasurer
Merchants Bank
Rochester
Joined January, 2016



rwboughton
Roger Boughton
 
Immediate Past Chairman
Retired
Austin
Joined November, 2011

Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation
Austin
Joined January, 2016

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Psychiactric Epidermiologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Joined March, 2016

Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Vice President – Academic & Student Affairs
Riverland Community College
Austin
Joined January, 2014

Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Section Leader
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Austin
Joined January, 2016

Randy Kehr
Albert Lea/Freeborn County
Chamber of Commerce
Albert Lea
Joined June, 2010

Stephen King
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member
Austin
Joined January, 2014

Michael Nolan
MSU-Mankato
Mankato
Joined March, 2014

Regional Advisory Committee
The KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves.

If you are interested in serving on the KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee, call the station at 507-433-0678, toll free at 800-658-2539, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee Members

Gail Dennison
Austin, Minnesota

Stephen King
Austin, Minnesota

Jennifer Levisen
Albert Lea, Minnesota

Brian McAlister
Austin, Minnesota

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, Minnesota

Victoria Spyhalski
Austin, Minnesota

Teri Wallace
Mankato, Minnesota

Jacob Zimmerli
Austin, Minnesota

 

Job Description: Account Administrator

KSMQ Public Television, the PBS television station serving southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, seeks a full time Account Administrator for our underwriting department. The successful candidate will be a high energy person who enjoys meeting with potential KSMQ business partners in our viewing area. Some invoice and billing work also. Will train the right person.

Send resume and three references to:

Human Resources
KSMQ Public Television
2000 Eighth Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912

No phone calls or emails.

KSMQ Diversity Policy

KSMQ-TV

Diversity Goals

July, 2012

Workforce, Management and Boards

KSMQ-TV serves southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, including the cities of Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mankato, Owatonna and Mason City. For the most part it is a rural area with a rich agricultural history. There are a few mid-sized cities in the KSMQ-TV viewing area, the largest being Rochester (home to the world famous Mayo Clinic), with a population of 106,769. Austin is home to the corporate offices of Hormel, one of the largest food companies in the world. Hormel also has a significant production facility in Austin.

The current approximate population of the KSMQ-TV viewing area is 600,000. Of those, 2010 census data suggest that people of color make up approximately 11% of the population.

Management: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for management positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Board of Directors: The CEO shall seek counsel regarding selection of a pool of potential Board members from at least two community service agencies in the viewing area. The goal of this process will be to create an overall Board that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area. The CEO will use the process of intentional inclusion as developed by the Blandin Foundation in order to enhance the diversity of the Board.

Regional Advisory Committee: The KSMQ-TV Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves. The station will broadcast a message on its primary television channel on a regular basis encouraging people of color to consider joining the Regional Advisory Committee. The goal of this process will be to create a Regional Advisory Committee that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Workforce: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for general employment positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.