CPB Community Service Grant (CSG) Compliance
As a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant (CSG) recipient, Bates Technical College and KBTC present this information and documentation to ensure transparency in business matters to the general public.
KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College. Located in Tacoma, Washington. Bates is the largest technical college in the state. Here is a link to the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/
The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees hold the license and serves as the Board of Directors for KBTC. Click here for a copy of the Board Handbook.
Open Meetings Policy
The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. All meetings are virtual due to COVID-19. Click here (https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/board-meeting-schedule/) for more information about the meetings including past meeting minutes.
The meetings dates of the Board of Trustees will be posted on the KBTC website. The schedule and written notices of cancelled meetings is handled by the Office of the President of Bates Technical College. Below are the dates of the meetings for 2020-2021. Cancellations can be found at the link above on the Bates Technical College website.
Bates Technical College Board of Trustees Meetings 2022: All meetings start at 2pm on all dates (Due to COVID-19 all meetings are virtual)
August (TBD Board Retreat)
Purposes and Rules of Executive Session / Closed Meeting
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in Washington State Law – RCW 42.30.110(1):
a) (not applicable to education)
b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;
c) to consider the minimum process at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…’
e) (not applicable to education)
f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;
g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, …. or litigation or potential litigation ….
No action is taken during Executive (Closed) Session.
Bates Technical College Board of Trustees – KBTC Governing Board
Heather Moss, Trustee
Layne Bladow, President
Christine Blocker, Trustee
Florence Chang, Trustee
Tom George, Trustee
Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College
Community Advisory Board
KBTC Public Television is owned and operated by a state technical college and therefore is not required to have a Community Advisory Board.
DeAnne Hamilton - General Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Valdez - Director Of Financial Services - email@example.com
Phil Kane - Director of Programming & Creative Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Newsom - Chief Engineer - email@example.com
Tom Layson - Managing Editor & Host of Northwest Now
Sherri Stanton - Director of Development - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianne Knudson - Manager of Individual Giving - email@example.com
Adrienne Loska - Manager of On-Air Fundraising - firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabela Reed - Community Engagement Manager - email@example.com
Jim Belsvig - Assistant Chief Engineer - firstname.lastname@example.org
KBTC Association Board:
Dean Hanks, Treasurer
Mark Siegel, President
Dave Turk, Vice President
Phillip Ornstil, Secretary
Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College
KBTC Association Meetings: (all meetings are virtual due to COVID-19)
January 12, 2022
February 9, 2022 – Committee Break-out
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022 – Committee Break-out
May 11, 2022
June 8, 2022 – Retreat – Extended Hours
July 13, 2022
August 10, 2022 – Committee Break-out
September 14, 2022
October 12, 2022 – Committee Break-out
November 9, 2022
December 14, 2022 – Committee Break-out
Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student and employee matters, Human Resources Generalist, Downtown Campus A326, 253.680.7180.