Community Advisory Board
Austin PBS, KLRU-TV is a community-licensed station managed by a Board of Directors. Further community input comes to the station through our Community Advisory Board.
Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) every 3 months. Meetings for the foreseeable future will be hosted virtually via Zoom and start at 5:30 p.m.
If you would like information about the meeting, please contact Sandra Grimaldo at email@example.com.
- November 18, 2020
- February 17, 2021
- May 19, 2021
- August 18, 2021
- November 17, 2021
Austin PBS Community Advisory Board Members
Charles Foster, COA Park Adopter and City Planner, Chair
Erika Reyes, Facebook
Sarah Anwar, Educator, Secretary
Melissa Ayala, Waller Creek Conservancy
Shannon Bieberdorf, Volunteer
Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net
Stephanie Cerda, Assistant Principal, Austin ISD
Hani Farid, Finance
Mitchell Fuller, J.L. Powers and Associates
Monserrat Garibay, Texas AFL-CIO
Beverly Hamilton, Interim CEO, 3 Day Startup
Jenny Hawkins, Seton Healthcare
Adam Hootnick, Film Director & Producer
Shadia Igram, Muslim Space
Jolie Jennings, Liberty Hill ISD
Amy Jordan, Editor, Murpho's Publishing
Stacey Kaleh, I Live Here I Give Here
Martin Kareithi, Capital Metro, Chair Elect
Stephanie Locke, SAFE Alliance
Tandera Louie, Educator
Alonso J. Lujan, Filmmaker
Marisol McDaniel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
Joe Morin, Principal, Morin Associates
Melissa Ortiz, Capital Metro
Amanda Quraishi, Texas Association of School Boards
Maria Rivera, Facebook
Erin Waelder, Austin Theatre Alliance - Paramount & Stateside Theatres
Katherine Watson, The Settlement Home for Children
Cletus W. Wilkins Jr. Ph.D, Motorola (retired)
About the CAB
The Austin PBS Community Advisory Board is composed of up to 30 individuals who reflect the diverse interests, concerns, organizations, issues and populations of the Central Texas community. The CAB helps guide Austin PBS in a variety of ways. Membership in the CAB is open to anyone who lives in the designated market area for Austin PBS and who has demonstrated an interest in Austin PBS. Members are selected by the existing CAB after being nominated by the staff, or the CAB, or they may nominate themselves. The role of the CAB is to provide a link between the community-at-large and the staff of Austin PBS. Members elected to the CAB commit to serve a two-year term.
The duties of the CAB are:
- Act as a liaison between Austin PBS and the community.
- Raise community awareness about Austin PBS, its programming and its services.
- Advise Austin PBS on issues of importance in the community where Austin PBS may have an impact.
- Encourage community involvement in Austin PBS projects, activities.
- Ensure that the content of the programming reflects the community.