Hawaii Public Radio is seeking neighbor island volunteers for its Community Advisory Board (CAB), which is an adjunct to the station’s governing Board of Directors. This new advisory board will provide feedback to HPR’s management on the station’s programming, as well as assess community outreach opportunities.
One major consideration in the selection process will be the overall composition of the CAB and its representation of Hawaii’s diverse communities; in order to meet that condition, neighbor island residents are encouraged to apply.
“This new Community Advisory Board creates for those of us on the ‘inside’ a welcome channel to hear on a consistent basis from those who are actively using our products and services,” said HPR’s President and General Manager José A. Fajardo. “We already know there are many committed supporters of the station. We’re now looking for a chosen few to step up their involvement and asking them to bring their intimate understanding of the needs and interests of their communities to assist HPR in the execution of its educational and cultural mission.”
HPR is now accepting nominations for the CAB’s first 20 volunteer members. Click here for nomination forms may be completed online at bit.ly/advisehpr. Hard copy forms are also available at the station’s administrative offices at 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu, and may be requested by mail with a call to 808-955-8821 during business hours. Nominations close on Dec. 9, 2016.
CAB members will normally serve a two-year term, with a “class” of 10 members selected each year. For these inaugural appointments, however, 10 of the 20 members will be asked to serve for a three-year period, in order to establish a “senior class” to guide the next group of “freshman” seated in 2019; CAB membership is open to those who are current HPR member-donors, or willing to become one.
The CAB will meet at least four times per year in Honolulu, with at least two of the meetings in conjunction with HPR Board of Directors’ Broadcast Committee. Off-island members unable to attend in person will be able to participate via conference call. CAB members–except for selecting a chair–have no voting authority or fiduciary responsibilities with HPR. Members for this Advisory Board will be selected by the Board on the recommendation of HPR executive management.
The first meeting of HPR’s Community Advisory Board will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at 6pm in the Atherton Studio.
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