Central States Region


The Central States Region includes the states Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.
visit their website at: http://csregionacm.org/


Chair, Michigan Chapter & Marketing/Communication Chair – Alysha Schlundt-Bodien
Vice Chair – Matt Bleau
Secretary – Laura Rose
Treasurer – Chip Bergquist
National Rep – Mark Monk
Michigan Chapter & Marketing/Communications Chair – Alysha Schlundt-Bodien
Philo Festival of Media Arts Chair – Melissa Bondy
Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Chair – Steve Sobel
Indiana Rep – Otto Boschet
Directors at Large – Teri Stiles, Joe Starr


Central States Annual Conference and Trade Show
Central States holds an annual Spring 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, fund raising, and social activity. Conference attendees are also encouraged to visit with various vendors at our Trade Show held the full day of the conference wherein vendors showcase new equipment available to the PEG Access community.

Philo Festival of Media Arts
The Philo Festival of Media Arts is all about you: the media producer. It’s a unique combination of competition, collaboration, educational and creative content hosted by the Central States Alliance for Community Media. The event offers invaluable networking opportunities and immersion into the creative art and the rapidly evolving world of independent media. The festival features professional speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors that are there to help you tackle the latest media making trends and technology. And of course…the awards will be given to honor and celebrate your amazing work.

Roxie L. Cole Leadership Award
The Roxie L. Cole Leadership Award is our way of recognizing
community leaders that make all the difference! The award is given to the person who exemplifies the spirit of access television in the community. This person is a leader who has effectiveness, initiative, energy, skill, authority and vision and who have made contributions in their community. This person can be a Volunteer, Producer, Board Member, Staff Member, or Community Activist.


Words from the Central States Region website:
It is no mere coincidence that 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 est: “What we do is not about technology, it’s about people.”