MARCH 15, 2005 BEST OF THE NORTHWEST – JUDGING PANEL MARCH 15, 2005 BEST OF THE NORTHWEST – JUDGING PANEL

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: MARCH 15, 2005

SUBJECT: BEST OF THE NORTHWEST – JUDGING PANEL

RECOMMENDATION

Endorse the selection of Councilman Gardiner, Gabriella Holt and Ted Vegvari as a Judging Panel for the "Best of the Northwest;" or appoint an alternate panel.

BACKGROUND

Several months ago, Gabriella Holt, the City’s Public Television Productions Manager, was notified of an opportunity to be a "judging site" for the Alliance for Community Media – Northwest Region. With the concurrence of the Cable TV Committee, staff submitted our application for consideration as a "site." Last week we were notified that we have been selected as a judging site. We also received a box of eight tapes to be judged by a three person panel by Friday, March 18th. We were advised that the panel should consist of one community producer, one access person or media professional and one individual with a special interest in the categories being judged.  Our categories are "Democracy in Action" and "Community Involvement." Judging Criteria and forms were included.

DISCUSSION

The RPV Cable TV Committee made up of Council members Gardiner and Stern, Gabriella Holt, Ted Vegvari and Les Evans endorse the City’s participation as a "‘Judging Site" and recommend the appointment of councilman Gardiner, Productions Manager Gabriella Holt and PVNET President Ted Vegvari as the panel of judges.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to the City of participating in the judging.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Les Evans

City Manager

 

Attachment: About the Northwest Region – Alliance for Community Media