Martin joined Access Sacramento July 1, 2013 replacing retiring Executive Director Ron Cooper, who previously also represented Access Sacramento on the ACM-West board, serving as the group’s treasurer. The elected post runs for two years.
In welcoming five newly elected board members, ACM-West Board Chair J Robertson said, “They bring great skills, experience and passion to our efforts to protect and preserve the local voice in media.
“It’s going to be a pleasure to continue to work with such exceptional professionals dedicated to building our communities.”
The Alliance for Community Media promotes free speech, civic engagement and hyper-local news through ever expanding community media. The Board of Directors for the West Region also advises on public policy, technology and communication.
The ACM-West region represents public, educational and government access cable channels in six western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico.
ACM-West annually hosts a three-day regional conference, including a trade show, and presents the Western Access Video Excellence awards.
Four others were elected from California: Autumn Labbe-Renault, Executive Director for Davis Media Access, Martin Anaya, Executive Director for Pacifica Community TV, Matt Schuster, Executive Director for TV Santa Barbara, and Clay Leander, Vice-President of Common Frequency from the East Bay.