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Community Advisory Board

What is the CAB?

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) mission is to inform CPM management and staff about community issues and stories appropriate for content development and engagement to support the communities we serve. The CAB is comprised of up to 20 members who reside throughout Central and Western Washington, and Canada. The Board is advisory only and has no authority over the management or operations of the station. 

Community Advisory Board Members

British Columbia, Canada

Ben Lu, Vancouver, BC
Candice Gibson, Port Coquitlam, BC
Robert Chorner, Port Moody, BC
Krista Edwardson, Vancouver, BC
Scott Fraser, Vancouver, BC

Central Washington

Kimberly Bellamy-Thompson, Yakima, WA - Chair
Rose Longoria, Yakima, WA
Charlie Robin, Yakima, WA

Western Washington

Tom Conlon, Redmond, WA
Son Michael Pham, Sammamish, WA
Fritz Kessler, Seattle, WA - Vice Chair
Cynthia Rekdal, Seattle, WA


CAB Nomination Process

Cascade Public Media is your community owned and operated public media organization, including KCTS 9 and We are led by members of our community who serve on our Governing Board of Directors and our KCTS 9 Community Advisory Board. 

We are currently seeking board members from Central Washington for our Community Advisory Board, who have an interest in contributing to the success of public media. We are excited to have new members join us in engaging with our local communities.

You can find out more about the responsibilities Community Advisory Board members and the qualities we are looking for below:

If you wish to nominate someone or express your own interest in serving Cascade Public Media on the KCTS 9 Community Advisory Board, please read the Nomination Process details below, and send an email to with the following information:

  1. Your contact email and phone number
  2. Nominee contact email and phone number (if not you)
  3. Nominee resume and bio
  4. The reasons you feel the nominee/yourself would like to join or be a good fit for serving on the Community Advisory Board