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. All meetings are at Austin PBS (unless otherwise noted) and start at 5:30 p.m.
- November 20, 2019
- February 19, 2020
- May 20, 2020
- August 19, 2020
- November 18, 2020
Austin PBS Community Advisory Board Members
Trey Hamlett, Agriculture, Chair
Charles Foster, COA Park Adopter and City Planner, Chair Elect
Erika Reyes, Facebook, Secretary
Alice Adams, Journalist - Advocate
Sarah Anwar, Educator
Melissa Ayala, Waller Creek Conservancy
Shannon Bieberdorf, Volunteer
Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net
Stephanie Cerda, Assistant Principal, Austin ISD
Mitchell Fuller, J.L. Powers and Associates
Monserrat Garibay, Texas AFL-CIO
Jenny Hawkins, Seton Healthcare
Christine Hoang, Color Arts Productions
Adam Hootnick, Film Director & Producer
Shadia Igram, Muslim Space
Jolie Jennings, Liberty Hill ISD
Stacey Kaleh, I Live Here I Give Here
Martin Kareithi, Capital Metro
Stephanie Locke, SAFE Alliance
Tandera Louie, Educator
Sumaiya Malik, Writer, Austin South Asian Newspaper, Co-founder AADi
Joe Morin, Principal, Morin Associates
Amanda Quraishi, Texas Association of School Boards
Maria Rivera, Facebook
Gissela SantaCruz, Austin American-Statesman
Yasmin Turk, HOPE for Senegal
Erin Waelder, Austin Theatre Alliance - Paramount & Stateside Theatres
Katherine Watson, The Settlement Home for Children
Cletus Walkins, Motorola (retired)
Austin PBS Members
Bill Stotesbery, CEO and GM
Lori Bolding, Chief Operating Officer
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 KLRU may have an impact.
- Encourage community involvement in Austin PBS projects, activities.
- Ensure that the content of the programming reflects the community.