Philo Festival of Media ArtsThe ACM Central States Region honors Philo T. Farnsworth by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to develop and promote the use of media and technology in our communities. The “PHILO” is awarded as recognition of excellence in media creation. Read More
Roxie L. Cole Leadership AwardThe Roxie L. Cole Leadership Award is our way of recognizing community leaders that make all the difference. This award is given to the person who exemplifies the spirit of access television in the community. For more information on the award, or how to nominate please read more. Read More
Erik Möllberg Grassroots ScholarshipScholarships are available as a way to help offset conference costs in hopes of encouraging leadership, inviting greater diversity, enhancing and expanding the access experience while improving production skills and expanding knowledge of public education. Read More
Annual Conference and TradeshowCentral States holds an annual conference every year in one of the 4 region member states. Each conference features informative sessions from Alliance professionals on topics from legislation, new techniques, fundraising and social activity. Read More
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A Message From Our Board
It is no mere coincidence that the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers (NFLCP), now known as the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), was formed in the heart of the Central States Region – Centerville, OH to be specific. This region has consistently served the organization with leadership and programmatic support that continues to this day. Although the Central States Region takes pride in having provided solid leadership and laudable good deeds for our members and the ACM as a whole, there is something far more important about what we are doing. It has something to do with individual commitment to mission and a sense of "doing the right thing". In essence, the Central States Region of the ACM has developed a culture of people caring about mission AND each other. THAT is what makes the C/S Region special to those of us lucky enough to have served in any official capacity. It is also why many of us have chosen to continue to serve on the C/S Board of Directors despite professional and personal challenges that would otherwise turn us away. One of our many mantras says it best: "What we do is not about technology, it's about people". Roxie told me to say that...
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Our guiding principles are: promote free speech, expand civic engagement through local media, collaborate with others, and act with one voice.
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