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KBTC Management

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.
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 ( 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)

January 31st

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th

May 23rd

June 27th

July 25th

August (TBD Board Retreat)

September 26th

October 24th

December 12th

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 - 

Vicki Valdez - Director Of Financial Services - 

Phil Kane - Director of Programming & Creative Services - 

Steve Newsom - Chief Engineer - 

Tom Layson - Managing Editor & Host of Northwest Now

Sherri Stanton - Director of Development - 

Brianne Knudson - Associate Director of Development - 

Adrienne Loska - Associate Director of Marketing - 

Isabela Reed - Community Engagement Manager - 

Jim Belsvig - Assistant Chief Engineer - 


KBTC Association Board:


Carla Santorno

Teresa Bergeson

Dean Hanks, Treasurer

Mark Siegel, President

Dave Turk, Vice President

Phillip Ornstil, Secretary 

Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College

DeAnne Hamilton

Diane Tilstra

Savannah O'Malley

Jesus Villegas

Dan Wirth



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


Non-Discrimination Statement

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.