2012 Board Candidates

Meet the candidates, watch their videos and read their statements. The 2012 Access Tucson Board of Director Candidates are: Joan C. Hall Karla Ronquillo Clarence E. Scotton Ballots were mailed out to all active members on March 23rd. If you do not receive a ballot by March 30th, please let us know so we can be sure to get one out to you. In order for your votes to be counted, the accounting firm DeVries CPAs of Arizona must receive your ballot either through the mail or in person by 5pm on April 10th. The results will be announced at the Annual Meeting at Access Tucson on April 12th. The meeting starts at 6pm. Joan C. Hall Occupation: Microfinance Consultant Employer: Self-employed, 2000 to present; Previous employer: United Nations, 1996-98 Membership in Professional Organizations: Involvement with Community Organizations: (current) • Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association, President • Access Tucson, Board Member Why do you wish to serve as a Director of Access Tucson? To broaden my experience in Community Media; help promote democratic free speech, support a local nonprofit. What expertise or special qualifications do you posses which you feel would be important to Access Tucson? Grant writing, strategic planning, fundraising, social media [qt:/video/BOD12_Joan_Hall.mov 320 256] Back to top Karla Ronquillo Occupation: Courtroom Clerk Employer: Office of the Clerk of Superior Court, May 2011 to present; Previous employer: Raycom Media/KOLD News 13, May 2002 to February 2011 Membership in Professional Organizations: Involvement with Community Organizations: (current) • Access Tucson, Board Member, Secretary Why do you wish to serve as a Director of Access Tucson? I have been involved with Access Tucson for the past 11 years as a former staff member, volunteer and a current member of the Board of Directors. I wish to remain on the Board because of my strong belief in the Access Tucson mission and what the organization provides to the community. I have produced programming for the Access Tucson channels and understand the importance of using television as a venue for expressing an individual’s freedom of speech. I want to see this mission carry on even as we face financial struggles. What expertise or special qualifications do you posses which you feel would be important to Access Tucson? I have been serving on the Access Tucson Board of Directors since 2005 and the knowledge I have gained makes me an ideal candidate for re-election. The organization is undergoing a critical time and I would welcome the opportunity to continue supporting the Board during this period. One of the immediate goals of the Board is to help Access Tucson become fully self-sustaining. The only way to achieve this goal is for the Board to focus on fundraising. The Board has held several fundraising activities in which I have assisted, including a mail donation drive, raffles, and an online auction. I will continue to dedicate whatever time and effort is needed to help the organization thrive. [qt:/video/BOD12_Karla_Ronquillo.mov 320 256] Back to top Clarence E. Scotton (Scotty) Occupation: Retired Employer: N/A; Previous Employer: U.S. Army, 1991 to 2007 Membership in Professional Organizations: • Cars4Vets Inc., President, 2009 to present • Blinded Veterans Association, Executive Fundraiser, 2010 to present • Red Cross, Volunteer, 2011 to present Involvement with Community Organizations: • Tucson Homeless Connect • Child Protection and Safety Association • CODAC • Salvation Army • City of Tucson Parks and Recreation • Old Pueblo Trolley • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Why do you wish to serve as a Director of Access Tucson? Access Tucson and I are on the same mission. That mission is to communicate the happenings, talent and resources of our communities, to our communities. As a board member I can help maintain the course of the mission by being a responsible party to the mission. I will see to it personally that the growth of the Access of Tucson be taken seriously on all levels to include both State and Federal Legislative. What expertise or special qualifications do you posses which you feel would be important to Access Tucson? I bring grant money in an upwards of one million dollars annually. I hold executive seats on three national non-profits. I have a 10 year college education (Engineer). I created one of the largest fund raising venues in Tucson, Marana and Sierra Vista. I have also created transportation, education, and employment for the communities in Tucson. My expertise has yet to see their limitations. I will bring financial support and stability back to Access Tucson. If you require more information on my successes please visit www.thecars4vets.org. [qt:/video/BOD12_Clarence_Scotton.mov 320 256] Back to top

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