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Community Engagement PLC

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The NETA Peer Learning Communities (PLC) connect NETA members and provide a space to share best practices, develop professional support networks and identify high-impact projects that members could jointly pursue. NETA’s PLCs focus on Community Engagement, Content, Education and Marketing and Communications.

 

Target Audience: Members of the Community Engagement PLC


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PLC Facilitators

Laura Durham

Laura Durham

Chair Community Engagement PLC, Community Engagement Manager - PBS Utah

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Laura Durham joined PBS Utah in 2016. She is the Community Engagement Manager, curating engagement projects for both PBS and local productions that foster trust and value to the communities in Utah. She is also the producer of Contact with Mary Dickson.

Prior to her work at PBS Utah, Laura worked at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums managing the visual arts program, and later managing communications, marketing, and public value projects for all the division’s arts and museums programming. She has served the local community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association, Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, and as an active member of the Downtown Alliance.

Laura lives in Salt Lake City, sings with Utah Chamber Artists, and is a not-so-regular contributor to 15 Bytes – Utah’s art magazine.

Carolyn Donaldson

Carolyn Donaldson

Vice Chair Community Engagement PLC, Community Engagement Manager - WPSU

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With a strong belief in public media and making connections with the community, Carolyn Donaldson is Community Engagement Manager at WPSU Penn State where she shares the stories of this PBS, NPR and Local public media station with the 24 counties in the PA service area.

She previously served on the advisory board at WPSU for several years. She served as news anchor for WTAJ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Central PA for more than 20 years prior. Carolyn has served on NETA's Community Engagement PLC since 2018

Timothy Eernisse

Timothy Eernisse

NETA Liaison, Community Engagement PLC

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As Vice President, Education for NETA, Timothy leads NETA’s team to strengthen and amplify Public Media’s education mission. His team supports Professional Development, Education Services, NETA Peer Learning Communities, NETA Awards, and the NETA Conference. Prior to NETA, he was the Director of Development and Marketing with WGVU Public Media where he led the Development & Business Development team as well as Marketing, Outreach, Art, and Education areas.

He was with WGVU for twelve years, two as an Underwriting Sales Representative and the past ten years as Director of Development and Marketing.

Timothy is a proud Air Force Veteran, having served from 1990 – 1998 working with the 439th Military Airlift Wing and the 127th Air Wing as a PERSCO Team Member and the 110th Fighter Group as a Weapons Loader on A-10 Aircraft and has been deployed domestically and overseas in support of several Air Force operations.

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