KBOO COMMUNITY RADIO PRESENTS
Clinton Street Theater
Futurism: 50th Anniversary Annual Membership Event
Sunday September 30th 2018
11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
All Ages & Disability Affirmative!
Join you're fellow KBOO Community Radio member’s along with staff, board members, our amazing volunteers and on-air personalities for a fun afternoon of entertainment, snacks, refreshments and most importantly voting for our annual election!
With Performances by Poet, Justice English , Senegalese Master Drummer Massamba Diop from Baaba Maal’s band and The Black Panther Soundtrack, Speakers & Performers from Morpheus Youth Project
Board Candidates’ Statements: The candidate statements can be accessed on the KBOO website at www.kboo.fm/board or you can request a copy to be mailed to you by calling 503-231-8032.
TSixx (Tommy Moore)
Board Candidates’ Statements: The candidate statements have been printed as submitted. Neither the KBOO Nominating Committee nor the Board of Directors vouch for the accuracy of the information contained within them.
Nick T. Devlin
I was arrested several times for being gay while I was in the Air Force. They could never provide proof so I was always released after a few weeks of imprisonment. I am now retired military. I have been an ordained minister in many churches across the country. I was the head of the church youth programs in the NW (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) for a couple of years. My last church was at MCC of Salem, where I served as pastor. I have been a member of the Portland Police Advocate Program. Its purpose is to meet with victims of crimes providing a buffer between the police and the victim. I also provided any community assistance that might be needed. I was a member of the board of directors for an alliance of churches which promoted unity and acceptance to marginalized groups with a special outreach to LGBTQ individuals. I am currently a composer. I have written, composed, directed and produced 5 musicals, and have scored 9 films. I would make a great board member for KBOO. I am very good at resource, and money management. In addition, I have very good leadership skills. I love KBOO, and I want to be a part of its growth, and success. If elected to the board I will commit to working hard on its behalf. KBOO is part of the very fabric of Oregon providing a voice to those who are not often heard, and delivering a message that is so often needed. You matter! Your voice matters! Let me help provide that voice through KBOO.
Thank you, Nick T. Devlin
I want to help KBOO as much as possible and I can bring a lot to the board of directors. Currently I host a show for KBOO once every other month. I feature various guests in the entertainment industry from musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, stylists, models etc. The guests I have on the show already have a big following and each month my views on my live stream keep going up, so I'm bringing in more viewers and listeners each show for KBOO. I also do backup coverage for engineers for the station as needed. I host several events within the community to raise money for KBOO and obtain sponsorship from various companies and individuals for my events. So between working on KBOO and my current network I would be a valuable asset to the board of directors. I would be able to bring in my ideas from the millennial generation and beyond.
I’ve been an enthusiastic and dedicated listener and member of KBOO, and KPFA in Berkeley, starting in 1990. Exposure to the people, passion, and politics of these two radio stations has shaped the person I am today. I have lots of energy and enjoy working with other dedicated, passionate people to solve problems, learn together and from each other, and make things happen. Over the past eighteen years I have served on a variety of boards and commissions and volunteered with a number of nonprofit organizations. KBOO is an essential community institution with the capacity to support, inspire, engage with, and report on all the issues I care about and work on. My three chief goals for wanting to serve on the KBOO board are to:
- Make connections with community organizations doing similar or parallel work to KBOO, and in so doing find ways for KBOO to reach a broader audience;
- Contribute as a board member to the work of committees—the Program Advisory Committee being of particular interest to me—and help out with sundry other tasks all organizations face;
- Get to know the people who make up KBOO better, and learn from them beyond what I can by listening
The first time I was introduced to the KBOO community, it was love at first sight! I wanted to become involved immediately so I started volunteering with the clean-up crew, and I continue to volunteer wherever there is need. I eventually joined the Board and served as Vice President for a short tenure, before I had to resigned and return to Alabama, after the untimely death of my Father, Brother and Grandmother in December of 2016. Honestly, I am still amazed by the love and support for the community and from the community, that flood in and out of the doors of KBOO and it would be an honor and privilege to serve on KBOO board of directors again. I am an Alabama native, United States veteran and a longtime advocate for liberty and justice for all. Growing up in rural Alabama, I quickly became aware of how important it was to be involved in the community and how rewarding it was as well. At a young age, I started volunteering at The Harris home for children, a residential foster home in Huntsville, AL. There I became the youngest paid employee on staff, as an overnight house parent, and that has been my most rewarding job yet! At The Harris home for children, I served on several committees, including the children disciplinary and allowance approval board, as well as on the volunteer committee, which helped staff volunteers at the local Boys and Girls Club and the Red Cross in Huntsville, AL.
Building community support was also important to me during my time serving in the Army. I had the pleasure of starting the Junior Noncommission Officer program (JRNC) for Charlie Company 2/11 Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. JRNC was a company grade organization that was designed to assist, educate, and encourage new service members in Hawaii in an effort to build a support system. I also volunteered with the B.O.S.S (Better Opportunity for Single Solider program) through which I participated in the Hand across the Sand campaign to clean trash off surrounding beaches, and the Need to Read campaign, when I got to volunteer my time reading books to children at local elementary schools in Honolulu, Hawaii to promote literacy.
Over the years, I have always made time to volunteer whenever I could, because early in life I realized how important it was to volunteer, and how much volunteers are truly needed. Since I have moved to Portland, I have volunteered with the Sun summer school program at an elementary school in SE Portland and I have helped the Students of Color Committee at Portland Community College with several food drives. I started and founded ‘’ Sock it to Oregon,’’ with the purpose of collecting socks and distributing them to people who are houseless in the city of Portland. I have also lent a hand at a variety of KBOO events.
KBOO Community Radio is a valuable and much needed asset to the community. It gives voices to those that would otherwise be voiceless. For that reason and many others, I would be honored and privileged to serve on the KBOO board of directors, to help ensure the doors of community love and support are never closed and that KBOO mission lives on forever.