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         Mike Wassenaar          President & CEO

Mike Wassenaar is President & CEO of the Alliance for Community Media, the organization which supports, promotes and defends Public, Educational and Government Access television in the United States. He regularly leads seminars and lectures on community-based media organizations throughout the United States, and has made presentations before Congress, the FCC and other national and regional media organizations.

Mike served 13 years as Executive Director of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, a community media center in Saint Paul, MN. During that time, he worked as lead partner in the Community Technology Empowerment Project, an AmeriCorps program promoting digital literacy in the Twin Cities.

Mike has worked in community television and community and public radio for over thirty years in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He got his start in radio working in a youth media program as a high school student in Minneapolis. He produced news and public affairs and entertainment programs with community volunteers at KFAI Minneapolis and WORT Madison, and was a reporter and radio host with Wisconsin Public Radio.

Melissa Place
Chief Operating Officer

Katie Benson
Conference Manager

Angie Newgren
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Clair Steil
Membership Coordinator

Contact Information

Alliance for Community Media
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416



Washington DC Office:

Alliance For Community Media
Attn: Mike Wassenaar
8817 2nd Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910