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Contact Matthew Jenkins
Listener Candidate for the KPFT Local Station Board
My name is Matt Jenkins. I am skilled in working with non-profit grassroots organizations, politically astute, and have served as a policy analyst, an event planner, and strong community and social services professional. I am involved in the Rotary Club and a member of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for KPFT. I’ve worked with multiple social justice organizations and have cultivated friendships with strong relationship ties with activists from various groups and organizations. While I have a full-time job, I am an advocate for change and peace. I’ve supported KPFT financially and with those skills listed above in my role with the CAB. I work well with others and consider myself a team player who believes that we all should be service-oriented in whatever role we take.
KPFT has its problems and everyone running is aware of that. However, I believe that the role of a member of the LSB is to listen and research, which I’m very capable of doing and would be honored to assist in creating a KPFT for all and all for KPFT. I don’t want to spend a lot of time pontificating on my merits. My commitment is proven by my actions, which is shared on social media. As mentioned, I work well and in good faith with others, which is the meaning behind being a team player. I only hope to serve - and to serve well - for the future of KPFT.
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. What experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the local station board to advance the station's mission?
  Involvement with Community Advisory Board, community involvement, interest in popular culture and relevance to different communities.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  The basic mission statement and the fact there are people with an interest in grassroots change who want to be involved and need to be empowered to make change.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Greater diversity, equity and inclusion, wider music and news selection, community relevance.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Strengthen local grassroots station democracy; advocate for community representation, open and fair communication.
5. Sustainability is an important part of any nonprofit operation. What are your thoughts on how the board can help to improve the station's financial footing?
  Board can oversee finance and expenditures and make sure money spent wisely. Advocate for transparency.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  If elected I will do my best to serve and do right.
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