Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Community Media Center (CMC) is a non-profit 501c-3 organization with a broad community-based Board of Directors. The majority of the seats are determined by the By-laws and represent a range of organizations and institutions in Carroll County. Board members serve a term of three years. The nominating committee of the Board proposes candidates for each opening which are approved by the Board in January. Each board member serves without compensation.
The Board of Directors was first organized in 2003 to build the new media center which opened November 21, 2004. The Board of the Community Media Center of Carroll County engages in a strategic planning process every 3 to 5 years.
In 2017 the Community Media Center Board of Directors engaged in strategic planning to layout a new blueprint for the vision and mission of the organization. Based on data from surveys and interviews with partners, key stakeholders, staff, patrons, volunteers, business and community leaders, the Board adopted a strategic framework and planning process. This document advances our driving principles and direction for a vibrant and sustainable future. This framework serves as the foundation for an ongoing developmental process. Strategic Framework
The CMC Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policy which governs public access to services, resources and content distribution platforms. Read the Community Media Center Public Access Policy
A fundamental purpose of the CMC is to facilitate a forum for free and diverse expression including political speech and to facilitate an informed electorate. Read the Community Media Center Political Campaign Content Policy
Gerard HartBOARD CHAIR
Theresa BethuneVICE CHAIR
President, InfoPathways, Inc.
Director of Library and Media Services, Carroll Community College
Carey GaddisBoard Member
Carroll County Public Schools
Charles HarrisonPast Board Chair
Harrison & Associates, LLC
Cheryl KnauerBoard Member
Director of Public Relations, Communications and Marketing, McDaniel College
Erin WatleyBoard Member
Assistant Professor, Communication & Cinema Department, DEI Faculty Fellow, McDaniel College