Mendocino County Public Broadcasting has completed its election for three open seats on the nine-person KZYX Board of Directors.
Members of the Philo-based community radio station elect board members, selecting from candidates who run for the three-years terms.
Jenness Hartley of Calpella, an appointed incumbent, won an At-Large seat. A schoolteacher and the KZYX board secretary and meeting facilitator, Hartley clinched her spot with 453 votes, defeating candidates John Sakowicz (171 votes), and Robert Vaughan (83 votes).
Larry Minson of Willits, who ran uncontested and won 491 votes, will be the new board member from District 3. Minson has been involved in media since contributing to “The Seed” magazine in Chicago in the 1960s and has worked on many productions at the Ukiah Players Theater.
Erica Harrold, who was running uncontested for the District 4 seat, dropped out after the ballots had been mailed but won 431 votes. Her seat will be filled by a board appointment.
“I am very grateful to everyone who participated in the election,” said Meg Courtney, President of MCPB/KZYX Board of Directors. “It is time for the board to roll up its sleeves and get to work on robust fundraising, future planning and updating bylaws and policies, meanwhile continuing efforts to collaborate with various academic and vocational programs at Mendocino Community College.”
Courtney is retiring from her 4th District Seat on the KZYX Board; Board Vice President Jane Futcher, an At-Large member, is also retiring.