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Corporation for Public Broadcasting Transparency Requirements

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which is the agency that provides federal funding for public television and radio stations, has determined that every public media entity should be as transparent as possible in its governance and finances. Therefore, WyomingPBS is providing the following information, to comply with CPB policy, for transparency in our finances and governance, and in the public interest.

Required information:

  1. A list of the governing Board of Directors for WyomingPBS, which is the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees:
Nicole Schoening, Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict, Chair
Shana Tarter, Lander subdistrict
Carlton Underwood, Reservation subdistrict, Vice Chair
Paula Hunker, Lander subdistrict
Steven R. Peck, Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict, Secretary
Ernie Over, Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict
Craig Tolman, Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict, Treasurer
CWC Board Agendas and Minutes
The President of Central Wyoming College is Dr. Brad Tyndall.
2. A list of the Wyoming Public Television Advisory Board:
  • Dr. Dave Barker, Appointee by Wyoming Association of School Administrators
  • Dr. Sara Caldwell - Executive Director, Wyoming Community College Commission
  • Chad A. Cundy - At Large Appointee, by Governor
  • Terry Dugas - General Manager, WyomingPBS, Chair
  • Millie Friday - Ad Hoc Appointee, by Governor
  • Dr. Susan Frye - Appointee by President, University of Wyoming
  • Guy Jackson - Appointee by Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Doug McGee, Ad Hoc Appointee for Wyoming Business Council
  • Dr. Joe Schaffer - President, LCCC, Appointee for Wyoming Community College Commission
  • Korin Schmidt - Ad Hoc Appointee for Wyoming Department of Health
  • Dr. Brad Tyndall - President, Central Wyoming College
3. Date, Time and Place of meetings of the WyomingPBS Governing Board:
Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees meeting announcements

WyomingPBS is regularly on the agenda of the Wyoming Community College Commission meetings. View schedule.
4. Audited Financial Statement for fiscal year 2018

5. 2017 Audited Financial Report

6. Audited Financial Statement for fiscal year 2017

7. FY 18 Annual Report to the Governor

8. 2018 Local Content and Service Report to the Community

9. WyomingPBS is not required to file a Form 990, therefore, according to CPB policy, the station is required to post compensation information as outlined in the Form 990. That information is as follows:

10 - 11. WyomingPBS (aka KCWC-TV), is a public television service of Central Wyoming College (CWC), with funding support from the State of Wyoming Legislature. Neither CWC nor the State Legislature are required to file an IRS Form 990. Had WyomingPBS (through CWC or the State Legislature) been required to file an IRS Form 990, it would have identified the following information:
  • Compensation paid to officers, directors and trustees: None
  • Compensation paid to key employees of over $150,000/year: None
  • Compensation paid to the five highest paid employees (limited to those over $100,000/year): One
    • Terry Dugas, General Manager of WyomingPBS - $101,500 (FY 18 salary)
  • Compensation paid to former officers, key employees and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 from the organization and any related organizations: None
  • Former directors or trustees that received, in the capacity as former director or trustee of the organization, more than $10,000 of reportable income from the organization or any related organizations: None
12. WyomingPBS certifies that it is meeting state and federal law regarding donor privacy and data security. See our Privacy Policy.

13. WyomingPBS diversity and non-discrimination policies: See our Diversity and Non-discrimination Policies.

14. View the WyomingPBS Employment Statistical Report FY 2017
Open Meetings Policy:

WyomingPBS, through its governing Board, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees, complies with its "Open Meetings Policy", as stated in its Policy Governance Manual, found here, and more specifically on page 40, this policy states:

IV. Policy Type: Governing Process
G. Policy Title: Board Meetings
All meetings of the board shall be held at the college, unless otherwise specified by board action. All board meetings shall be open to the public. The public is excluded from executive sessions; no business may be conducted during an executive session; and no action may be taken except as authorized by law. The board will adhere to the intent and purpose of the open meetings law."

This policy of this Board is aligned with the State of Wyoming "Open Meetings Law" , which can be found in the Wyoming Statutes, the pertinent portion which states as follows:

16-4-401. Statement of purpose.
The agencies of Wyoming exist to conduct public business. Certain deliberations and actions shall be taken openly as provided in this act.
16-4-402. Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:
(i) "Action" means the transaction of official business of an agency including a collective decision, a collective commitment or promise to make a positive or negative decision, or an actual vote upon a motion, proposal, resolution, regulation, rule, order or ordinance at a meeting;
(ii) "Agency" means any authority, bureau, board, commission, committee, or subagency of the state, a county, a municipality or other political subdivision which is created by or pursuant to the Wyoming constitution, statute or ordinance, other than the state legislature and the judiciary;
(iii) "Meeting" means an assembly of at least a quorum of the governing body of an agency which has been called by proper authority of the agency for the expressed purpose of discussion, deliberation, presentation of information or taking action regarding public business;
(iv) "Assembly" means communicating in person, by means of telephone or electronic communication, or in any other manner such that all participating members are able to communicate with each other contemporaneously;
(v) "This act" means W.S. 16-4-401 through 16-4-408.

16-4-403. Meetings to be open; participation by public; minutes.
(a) All meetings of the governing body of an agency are public meetings, open to the public at all times, except as otherwise provided. No action of a governing body of an agency shall be taken except during a public meeting following notice of the meeting in accordance with this act. Action taken at a meeting not in conformity with this act is null and void and not merely voidable.
(b) A member of the public is not required as a condition of attendance at any meeting to register his name, to supply information, to complete a questionnaire, or fulfill any other condition precedent to his attendance. A person seeking recognition at the meeting may be required to give his name and affiliation."