Meetings

April 22-23, 2013

Apr 22, 2013 to Apr 23, 2013
Board Meeting
Washington, DC

Resolutions:

Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Expresses Its Deep Appreciation to

Kenneth Konz

CPB Inspector General

1998-2013

The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the extraordinary record of service of Ken Konz.

During his 15 years at CPB, Ken has promoted a culture of continuous improvement within CPB and throughout the public media system.

Ken conducted thorough audits, improving the effectiveness of CPB grant funds and upholding integrity and accountability in public media's operations. His work was conducted in a fair and professional manner in a continual effort to ensure CPB funds were properly spent and allegations of waste, fraud or abuse were diligently investigated.

Ken strengthened CPB's governance, policies, and practices, and consistently led his team in a spirit of cooperation with CPB management to improve the efficiency of CPB operations in service to the American public.

We mark the end of his distinguished service at CPB with respect, admiration, and gratitude.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Under the provision of the Public Broadcasting Act, CPB makes grants to eligible public radio stations in a manner intended to provide for the needs and requirements of stations so that they may serve their local communities and audiences; and

WHEREAS,

The Community Service Grant program is the primary mechanism for CPB to provide this financial support to local stations; and

WHEREAS,

The economic and media environment in which public radio operates has changed significantly since the last Community Service Grant (CSG) policy review, bringing new challenges and opportunities to public radio; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management completed a consultation with the public radio system that considered changes to CSG policy, convened a panel of radio station representatives and other system leaders, and invited and received extensive comment directly from public radio stations as part of this consultation process; and

WHEREAS,

The Radio Community Service Grant Review Panel has made a series of recommendations to CPB management, those recommendations have been reviewed by management and shared with the public radio system, and now are recommended by management to the CPB Board.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT

The CPB Board of Directors hereby adopts CPB management's recommendations for changes to Radio Community Service Grant policy as outlined in the attached materials and authorizes CPB to implement these changes including adjustments as may be necessary and appropriate, consistent with the stated goals upon which the recommendations are based.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board of Directors adopts the following revised meeting schedule for the remainder of calendar year 2013:

Monday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 11 Washington, DC

Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4 (amended) Washington, DC

Monday, September 16 - Tuesday, September 17 Washington, DC

Monday, December 9 - Tuesday, December 10 Washington, DC

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

The Board of Directors adopts the attached Goals and Objectives.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2013