Committee Meetings

A lot of the work at WSLR+Fogartyville gets done by the efforts of our committees.

Serving on a committee is a great way to learn how WSLR+Fogartyville operates and how we make decisions.  By volunteering, you can help us advance our mission.

All WSLR+Fogartyville committee meetings are open to the public. If you need to get in touch with the chair of a committee, call our office at 941-894-6469.


2021 Board Committees

Radio Program CommitteeAlecia Harper, Chair

  • Members: Luke Rosebaro, Ash Hoffman (New College), David Young, Jonah Ray, Carmela Pedicini, Jackie Horn, Annie Murphy (Management)
  • Responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to ensure that the organization’s radio programming is high quality and mission-oriented.  The Radio Program Committee serves in an advisory capacity to Management.

Finance Committee – JR Rippel, Chair

  • Members: Ryan Stanley, Sydney Dehus (Bookkeeper), Ed Subkis, Arlene Sweeting (Management)
  • Responsible for monitoring the organization’s overall financial health.

Fund Development Committee – Ethan Massa, Chair

  • Members: Brian Jones, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Ed Subkis, Tom Walker, Dru Greene, Dru Jones, Arlene Sweeting (Management)
  • Works with the Board Chair, Management, and other staff to provide valuable input for developing the fundraising plan and engaging the entire board in fundraising.

Governance Committee – Dru Greene, Chair

  • Members: Ryan Stanley, Alecia Harper, Annie Murphy (Management)
  • Responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board of Directors of WSLR+Fogartyville.

Task Forces & Other Committees

Anti-Racism and Cultural Inclusion Committee- Arlene Sweeting, Chair

  • Members: Brian Jones, Sharon Preston-Folta, Alecia Harper, Annie Murphy
  • Reviews organizational policies and programming and offers recommendations as part of a broader effort to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout the organization

Fogartyville Task Force – Dave Beaton, Chair

  • Members: Ethan Massa, Brian Jones, Carmela Pedicini
  • Empowered to look at ways to renovate the patio for greater use as WSLR+Fogartyville grow

Strategic Plan Task Force – Ethan Massa Chair

  • Members: Dru Greene, Brian Jones, Luke Rosebaro, Julie Morris, Stan Zimmerman, Arlene Sweeting, Annie Murphy, Ed Subkis
  • Works from the Mission and Vision of WSLR+Fogartyville to create a 2-5 year plan for the Organization –  developing a focus for the short term and helping define WSLR+Fogartyville’s  priorities for the longer term

Community News Network Committee – Arlene Sweeting, Chair

  • Members: Carol Lerner, Cathy Antunes, Malcolm Barnes, Stan Zimmerman, Becca Hadwen
  • Works to build relationships and collaborative opportunities with other local independent media outlets. Brainstorms content for quarterly Critical Times publication.

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