CCTV Welcomes New Board Chair Jason Pelletier

January 15, 2018

Jason PelletierThe CCTV Center for Media & Democracy Board is pleased to announce election of Jason Pelletier as its newest President. Jason assumes Board leadership from Michael McNamara, longtime supporter of CCTV and Channel 17 producer who served as Board President from 2013.

Jason Pelletier has served on the Board of Directors of CCTV Center for Media & Democracy since April, 2015. He has been a vocal community advocate for issues related to technology, media, and accessibility. As a co-founder and Brigade Captain of Code for BTV, a Code for America Brigade, he engaged local activists, artists, makers, civic hackers, and coders to work on issues that were important to them and to the community. He co-created a community-based initiative called BTV Gig, and co-authored a report called "Burlington's Gigabit Opportunity" that described a strategy for developing a thriving culture of innovation around gigabit across a diverse range of constituents. He co-authored a piece in the Civic Media Reader—published by The MIT Press—entitled "The Civic Cloud: A Public Access Model and the Internet."

For over a decade, Jason owned and operated Found Line, a small creative services firm in Burlington where he worked with mission-driven and nonprofit organizations to strategically leverage print, web and mobile technologies. Since 2009, he has been a co-organizer of Vermont Code Camp, a full day event held each year that brings together technology community members, students and professionals from around Vermont and beyond. He was a recipient of the Vermont Tech Jam 2014 Ambassador Award in recognition for leadership in representing the Vermont technology community.

Welcome Jason and thank you for your service to free speech and open networks!