VAB Committee Meetings in February – Join Today!

After a hiatus so broadcasters could focus on the well-being of themselves and their stations during the height of the COVID-19 response, VAB committees are going to meet regularly starting in February. If you don’t already serve on a committee, now is a fantastic time to join and get involved!


AWARDS NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 4th from 3:30-4:30PM

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: Tuesday, February 9th from 1:00-2:00PM

Red LChair: Brian Damm, VAB Board Member 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, February 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, February 23rd from 10:30-11:30AM

Green FCurrent Chair: Alexander von Lichtenberg, VAB Board Treasurer
The Finance Committee has three goals this year:

  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

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