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KMVT elects six new board members

Mountain View's community access station's board of directors elected six new board members. Val Carpenter, George Cohn, Susan Davis, Young Han, Heather Hurford and Cathy Martin join Chairman David Joud, Artie Green and Cathy Smithwick on the board of KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media

For more than 30 years, Mountain View's KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media has provided training in video production, media literacy and a local news outlet for hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents. As an independent nonprofit organization, it provides community television to the residents of Cupertino, Foster City, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.

KMVT's board is working to raise $500,000 through its "Go Digital!" capital campaign to help fund studio improvement and new equipment that will increase productivity. The new board members will work to promote community television through fundraising, community outreach, partnership expansions and financing, said Shelley Wolfe, KMVT's executive director, in a press release.

Carpenter is in her second term on the Los Altos city council and has served as the mayor of Los Altos twice. A senior marketing executive in Silicon Valley prior to her election, Carpenter is also an instructor at Mission College.

Cohn is the executive producer at Creation Ground Media, a corporate video production company based in Mountain View. He began his career in Silicon Valley, managing software development teams at UB Networks and Divicom Inc.

Davis is the founding champion of the Co-Creation Community and a Conversation Radio Host on WeEarth Global Radio Network. In 2012, she was inducted into the National Environmental Hall of Fame, and has received national honors for her work in the sustainable design/green building industry.

Han is the founder and CEO of GoVoluntr, an online organization that that connects volunteers and nonprofits to volunteer opportunities from businesses. He has a background in sales and management with Starbucks and Apple.

Hurford is an event producer with Google, with 15 years of production experience, primarily with Link TV, a non-commercial public interest television channel that broadcasts nationwide.

Martin supervises finances for Humane Society Silicon Valley. She raised $16 million in nonprofit California bonds for a new facility.

—Samson So


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