Board Meeting Agenda
KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
July 14, 2016 • 4:30 PM
Riverland Community College
2000 Eighth Ave. NW - Austin, Minnesota
Board of Directors: Chairwoman: Pam Bishop; Vice Chairman: Fred Bogott; Treasurer: Daniel Nistler; Secretary: Ted Hinchcliffe; Immediate Past Chairman: Roger Boughton; Jeff Baldus, Director; Joyce Balls-Berry, Director; Mary Davenport, Director; Steve King, Director; Amy Lauters, Director; Mike Nolan, Director. Patrick Schwab, 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.
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
- Call to Order/Roll Call
- Public Comment
- Welcome New Members - Pam
- Approval of 5/12/16 Meeting Minutes; Additional Agenda Items - Pam
- Finance Committee Report - Dan; Steven Mandel, NETA
- KSMQ Bonding Study Overview - Bill Strunsinski, Libby Law Office, St Paul
- FCC Spectrum Auction - Eric
- Board Strategic Plan – Pam
- Old Business
- New Business
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
Pamela K. Bishop
Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Austin Area Community Foundation
Joined January, 2016
Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Joined March, 2016
Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Rochester Community and Technical College
Joined January, 2014
Albert Lea/Freeborn County
Chamber of Commerce
Joined June, 2010
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member
Joined January, 2014
Amy Mattson Lauters, Ph.D.
Chairwoman, Dept. of Mass Media
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Joined May, 2016
United Health Group
Joined March, 2014
Senior Vice President - Sales
Hormel Foods Corp. - Austin
Joined May, 2016
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.
KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee Members
Albert Lea, 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:
KSMQ Public Television
2000 Eighth Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912
No phone calls or emails.
KSMQ Diversity Policy
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.