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File #: RES 20-1414    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/14/2020
Title: Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Phasoua Vang to serve on the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) Board of Directors.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Approving the Mayor’s appointment of Phasoua Vang to serve on the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) Board of Directors.

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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that harnesses its’ unique media tools, digital communications expertise, and spirit of innovation to elevate community media arts to a new level; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network is comprised of four departments which include the Access Center, the Youth Department, the Community Production Department, and the Community Technology Empowerment Project, which empowers youth and underrepresented populations, offers classes on media production, and provides access to an edit lab, studio, and media equipment; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network offers a continuum of direct services and boasts four cable channels to cultivate a more enriched, equitable, and vibrant Twin Cities region. In their FY15, the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network directly served 4,194 people and reached a television viewership of 55,000 households; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, as stated in their ARTICLE V Section 3 Bylaws of the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, shall be represented by up to twelve (12) Directors, elected to staggered terms by the Board of Directors, which the Saint Paul Paul City Council and the Mayor, acting through the Open Appointments Process, may appoint up to three (3) Directors to the Board; and

WHEREAS, Phasoua Vang has applied to serve as a member of the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network Board of Directors and has been recommended for appointment by Saint Paul Public Library Deputy Director Maureen Hartman; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Melvin Carter wishes to appoint Phasoua Vang to the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council approves the appointment of Phasoua Vang to a three-year term on the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network ending on October 31, 2...

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