THE PACIFICA AFFILIATES ALLIANCE -- draft Bylaws
[Other name possibilities:
THE PACIFICA ALLIANCE or THE PACIFICA AFFILIATES ASSOCIATION]
An unincorporated Group of independent community radio, public radio,
low-power FM, and web broadcasters formed for the express
purpose of nominating to the Pacifica National Board a person or persons to
represent the interests of Pacifica Affiliates, and to provide affiliate
representation at Pacifica in other venues or capacities as opportunities
for such representation become available.
Members of the Pacifica Alliance will be those Pacifica Affiliates that wish
to participate in the governance and decision-making activities of the
Pacifica National Board and the Pacifica Affiliates Program and other such
activities now open or made open in the future to Affiliates.
Nominations to the Pacifica National Board Affiliate Representative position
will be solicited from Alliance member broadcasters, hereinafter called
Each station will designate, in accordance with that station's own process,
a voting representative empowered to bring forward that station's
nomination(s) and to cast that station's vote.
Each name placed in nomination by a station must be seconded in writing by
another Alliance member station.
Nominees will provide candidate statements including biographical
information, experience and statement of intent, to be circulated to all
members of the alliance.
D. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AFFILIATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PACIFICA
The Affiliate Representative nominated by the Alliance and elected by the
Pacifica National Board (PNB) will:
1.Fulfill the responsibilities of a Board member as defined in the
Pacifica National Board By-Laws
2.Maintain open, two-way communication with Affiliates
3. In advance of regularly scheduled Pacifica National Board meetings,
solicit input from Affiliates on issues and resolutions under
consideration by the PNB, as published in the minutes and agendas of the
PNB and its committees.
4. Bring to the PNB issues of concern as raised by Affiliates.
5. Report back to Affiliates in timely manner issues and outcomes
from PNB meetings, committee meetings, reports and other communications
E. ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATION
Alliance will select additional persons to represent Affiliate interests in
other areas of Pacifica management and governance as such opportunities are
This representation may be provided by the elected Affiliate representative,
or the Alliance may choose to create additional selection processes, as it
NOTE: This document was created through discussions at Pacifica Affiliate
caucuses and meetings held at the NFCB Conference in March, 2003 and the
GRC8 Conference in June, 2003.
Respectfully submitted, Vicki Santa, WMNF Community Radio, Tampa, Florida.
Behr, KMUD, Garberville, California behr @ asis.com
Marty Durlin, KGNU, Boulder, Colorado marty @ kgnu.org
Vicki Santa, WMNF, Tampa, Florida vicki @ wmnf.org
Elizabeth Robinson, KCSB, Santa Barbara, California
Steve Pierce, WRPI, somewhere in upstate New York! pierce @ rpi.edu
Norm Stockwell, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin normstoc @ wort-fm.terracom.net
Matt Murphy, WERU, Maine matt @ weru.org
Cathy Melio, WERU, Maine cathm @ prexar.com