Thanks to everyone who attended the CMA AGM yesterday. It was great to see so many people come from all parts of the country. Particular thanks and best wishes go to Lucinda, who has stepped back from being chair and from council, and will be focussing on leading an innovative community radio project and research. Lucinda’s report on the council’s activities for the year can be read here:
CMA-AGM-Chairs-Report-001-2018-12-09.pdf (101.6 KB)
Thanks also go to Javed, Cormac, Hannah and Dom, who have also stepped back from council this year. I’m sure we all wish them a successful future in their new projects, and share our thanks for the dedication and service they have shown to the CMA and the wider community media movement.
We have two new councillors, in addition to Danny and myself returning to council. Thanks to Janey and Gloria for stepping forward and offering your expertise and insight that will help us develop and promote the CMA as an inclusive and progressive voice, particularly as we move forward and become a charity. The renewal of our mission to develop civic and socially engaged media is needed now more than ever, and as we become a stronger advocate for social gain, we will continue to campaign for the right for all people to make and engage with media for themselves and for their communities.
There are some follow-up conversations and consltatons to be organised, so watch this space for updates and calls for input and advice. As ever many thanks go to Bill for organising the AGM and ensuring that it ran smoothly. We are also very grateful for the BBC for allowing us to meet at Broadcasting House, to Radio Hub and Hindenberg for sponsoring the lunch.
Please keep your eye on the CMA Chat Forum for updates, consultations and discussions about community media. Please keep the stories coming through so we can share them in the CMA Newsletter.