Minneapolis Telecommunications Network

Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, December 10, 2018

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Board Minutes from 11.12.2018
  3. Executive Director Update - Valerie Lockhart
  4. Discussion: 2019 Budget Proposal
  5. 2019 Budget Board Approval
  6. Public Commentary (3 minutes per person signed up)
  7. Board meeting adjourned


Attendance: David Allison, Mike Wade, Jon Samuelson, Destaye Crawford, Valerie Lockhart, Troy Peterson, Misty Lewis (call-in)

Absent: N/A

Meeting called to order: 6:30pm

Minutes from 11/12/2018 meeting: Approved, as is

Executive Director Update: Because of today’s resignation of one of the Board members, the number of directors drops below the minimum. Per the bylaws, this gives the Board 30 days to fill a vacancy to bring them back up to the minimum. There are a number of applicants eligible right now, and the Board will need to move toward voting one of them on before the next meeting in January. Val to re-send out resumes and schedule interviews with the Board so they can make their decision and vote. MTN will be hosting a holiday party on 12/22 before closing to the public for the two weeks over the holidays. Val and Troy discussed how 2018 has worked out, setting up different environments, testing ideas, and documenting successes. Well established for 2019 to go smoothly with new engagement and programs.

Discussion - 2019 Budget Proposal: MTN will be putting a lot of emphasis on grants and additional fundraising for 2019. Val and Troy are hoping to have systems in place and operating to make it easier for them to focus on those goals to diversify the income and become less reliant on the cable funding as we move toward 2020. This budget reflects those efforts, and will be conservative on spending as much as we can due to obligations.

2019 Budget Board Approval: Approved, as is

No public commentary

Board Meeting Adjourned: 7:10pm