Minneapolis Telecommunications Network

Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, August 13th, 2018

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Board Minutes from 7.9.2018        
  3. Treasurer Update - Michael Wade
  4. Strategic Planning Update - Valerie Lockhart
  5. Executive Director Update - Valerie Lockhart
  6. New Board Members Update and Vote
  7. Public Commentary (3 minutes per person signed up)
  8. Board meeting adjourned

Meeting called to order at 6:41pm (after a closed session)

Attendance: Jon Samuelson, Kyle Tharaldson (Vice-Chair), Mike Wade (Treasurer), Valerie Lockhart (Executive Director), David Allison, Misty Lewis, Lorna Pettis, Destaye Crawford

Absent: Samantha Pree-Stinson (Chair)

Approval of Minutes: Minutes from 7/9/2018 meeting  are unanimously approved.

Strategic Plan Update:  Aiming for late October, Kyle will send a doodle out to get everyone’s availability.

Treasurer Report: Mike has gone through the YTD financials (through 6/30/2018) and while we are still in the red, we have significantly closed the gap from the end of 2017 and are on route to clear up any significant financial issues within the 2019 budget cycle.

Executive Director Report: Meeting with the city communications department went well. We are on track with our metrics and, with a little tweaking to our reporting, will be consistently providing them the tools necessary for them to report on the services being provided. The report back from Baltimore was very positive, with our now implemented practices reflecting discussions just now happening at other stations across the country. We were able to provide feedback to both vendors and peers on how those things have been working in their real-world applications. Tech trainings and additional classes start in October. There is a need for the board and committees to begin to help us by bringing in donations, members, rentals, and partnerships. Open Streets events continue to be a good for outreach and community building.

Board Update: David Allison has been brought on a as a new Board Member.

Public Commentary: Misty, Lorna and Destaye all introduced themselves and their interest in joining MTN committees to assist the organization.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:49pm