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Minneapolis Telecommunications Network

Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, May 13, 2019

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Board Minutes from 4.8.2019
  3. Executive Director Update - Valerie Lockhart
  4. Public Commentary (3 minutes per person signed up)
  5. Board meeting adjourned

MINUTES - MAY 13, 2019

Attendance:  David Allison (Chair), Jon Samuelson (Vice-Chair), Ilse Rolf, Valerie Lockhart (Executive Director)

Public in Attendance: EJ Carlson (Ambassador), Andrew Schumacher (Ambassador), Chris Conradson (Eastside Participant), James Graham (Eastside Participant)

Absent: Destaye Crawford (Secretary - dropped minutes/info off earlier as she could not make meeting), Michael Wade (Treasurer)

Meeting called to order: 6:02pm

Minutes from 4/8/2019 meeting: Approved

Executive Director Update:  Valerie gave her report on the status of the badge access project. Has been promised that install will be complete by the end of the month (5/31). Ready to bring on more help for the summer months to allow for scheduled travel and outreach. EJ is graduating MCAD this week and may be available to cover more hours. Also discussing additional training hours with Marcos from the U of M. Valerie had a successful meeting with the MN Urban Debate League regarding their upcoming livestream event, contract being worked on now. Continuing to apply for grants, but nothing coming in yet. As previously discussed, may be difficult to secure on first asks. Hosted another Art Tech in April with good turnout and great feedback from attendees and artists/vendors. All involved expressed a desire to use the space this way more and continue to build on this event. Next community event is Art-a-Whirl, with 20 artists scheduled to be in the space/exhibiting over the weekend. Should be better turn out this year due to more registered artists in the building and MTN’s inclusion in the NEMAA directory. Held a closed session regarding incident on 5-11-2019 and corresponding police report and lawyer meetings.

Public commentary: Public discussion around the Ambassador program and how things are going from the Ambassador’s perspectives. Those involved and in attendance are happy with the way the program is progressing and feel satisfied with MTN’s ability to engage them in work and experience in media production.

Board Meeting Adjourned: 7:10pm