It’s with excitement, apprehension, and a little relief that I announce today that this will be my last term as President of the MassAccess Board. After five and half years I am ready to let my community media friends and colleagues step in and make further advancements to this organization. I feel proud to lay claim to some of our accomplishments over the last few years. When I first started as a board member things were very different. I believe that I helped to grow the organization and the board in different ways. We added an additional fundraising event to our roster, we attracted hard working board members, and we have a monumental piece of legislation pending. Speaking of which, I have asked the board (and they agreed) to allow me to stay on the legislative/policy committee for the next year. I couldn’t imagine not continuing to do everything in my power to make sure that our bill is heard and moves through the proper channels. I stay committed to keeping up with national issues and helping to bring useful resources to our members.
Thank you for allowing me to lead you and I hope that I’ve been able to make changes that have helped you in some way. This experience has taught me many lessons but the one that remains consistent in everything we tried to accomplish is that there is no “one size fits all” solution to the threats that we face. But there is a way to work together towards a common goal, even if the road we all take to get there is different. Be kind to your neighbor during these trying times because everyone’s town/city is a little bit different. Being friendly and compassionate will help MA remain a powerhouse state in the community media industry. Thank you again for allowing me to serve all of these years.