Community Advisory Panel

What is the Community Advisory Panel?

It is by law that a public television station receiving federal funds has to have a community advisory panel.

The Community Advisory Panel reviews the programming goals established by Detroit Public Television, the service provided by the station, and the significant programming policies.  The Panel then advises Detroit Public Television with whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served, and may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

The advisory panel is intended to provide the public the opportunity to be heard on station programming, community service and impact on the community of major policy decisions.   


The Community Advisory Panel meetings are conducted quarterly.  The next meeting is scheduled for:

Monday, April 20, 2015, 5-7 PM
Matrix Human Services
2051 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216

Upcoming 2015 Dates:

Monday, July 20, 2015, 5-7 PM
Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Monday, October 19, 2015, 5-7 PM Venue TBD


Community Advisory Panel Members:

Addell Anderson, Chair 

Dr. Anan Ameri 
Kimberly Batchelor Davis 
Bernita Bradley 
Alecia Carter 
Esperanza Cintron 
Gene Cunningham 
Marty Fischhoff 
Regina Foster 
Terrance Gallagher
Jerry Hendler 
Kirsten Hill
Yolanda Jack 
Jill Renee Jones 
Cory Joyrich 
Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny 
Garvester Kelley 
Richard Kramer 
Mentha Manning 
Taka Powell 
Melinda Mo'Nae Rawls 
Laura Rodwan 
Freda Sampson 
Dr. Riccardo Selva 
Joseph A. Siciliano 
Christianne Sims 
Debra Spring 
Chris Stepien 
Shana Williams-Gorden 
Lamar Willis

How to get involved:

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on Detroit Public Television’s Community Advisory Panel, we are now accepting nominations. For more information please contact or call 248-305-3707.

Get involved - apply today > 

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