Join a Committee

Serving on a VAB committee is a fantastic way to get involved, meet colleagues from other parts of the state and have your voice heard. Read below for committee descriptions and meeting times.


AWARDS NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Next Meeting: TBD

Purple NChair: Wally Caswell, VAB Board Past-President
2021 goal for this committee will be to evaluate the VAB’s annual awards. This includes the entry and/or nomination process, categories, judgment criteria and presentation. To join, email vab@vab.org with subject line “Award Nomination” *Note, only one person from each station group can be on this committee at any given time.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

Next Meeting: TBD

Red LChair: Brian Damm, VAB Board Director-at-Large
2021 goals for this committee are to review bills of interest to broadcasters introduced this session by the Vermont House and Senate and determine legislative priorities and actions. We will also review the status of national issues such as Performance Royalties, Station Ownership Rules, C-BAND, etc. Station owners and managers are encouraged to serve on this committee. To join, email vab@vab.org with subject line “Legislative Committee”.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 10th from 3:00-4:00PM

Blue MChair: Dave Godette, VAB Board Secretary
2021 goal for this committee is to identify and prioritize new member benefits. This could include professional growth opportunities, scholarships to industry conventions, a paid internship program, a virtual job fair and other ideas. Membership committee will also evaluate if/how the Annual Convention and Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet can happen safely this year. To join, email vab@vab.org with subject line “Membership Committee”.


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 23rd from 10:30-11:30AM

Green FChair: Alexander von Lichtenberg, VAB Board Treasurer
The Finance Committee has three projects they are working on:

  1. Create an investment strategy proposal for the board to consider
  2. Analyze appropriations to fund more member benefits
  3. Review College Scholarships and suggest potential
  4. Recommend a budget for Fiscal Year 7/1/21-6/30/22

To join the Finance Committee, email vab@vab.org with subject line “Finance Committee”.