Happy New Year -
I hope this message finds you well.
As you may know, Billerica Access Television (BATV) has for several years been discussing with the Town the idea of renovating a historic local landmark; the end result being the future home for BATV. In July of 2021, the historic Howe School became a construction site. The substantial completion date is scheduled for July 2022, with BATV tentatively moving into its new home in September 2022.
As you might suspect, this is an exciting time for the BATV community; a time of tremendous opportunity. And at this time, BATV is well positioned to assess and adjust its operations for continued success. With all the opportunity that lies ahead for BATV, it’s my belief the time is right for BATV to name a new BATV Executive Director; a leader that will help put finishing touches on BATV’s new home, shaping its “personality”, endorsing BATV’s future vision, operations, and structure, and most of all, carrying the excitement and momentum well into the future. Therefore, my last day as BATV’s Executive Director will be Friday, January 14. At that time, BATV Assistant Executive Director Nancy Albertson will begin her new role as acting Executive Director. I will remain a BATV employee, but in a different role, simply assisting with the Howe project and supporting the Executive Director. Concurrently, the BATV Board of Directors will perform its due diligence and evaluate the executive director position. My final day as a BATV employee will coincide with the substantial completion of the Howe project (estimated to be mid-July 2022) or possibly following the physical move (mid-September 2022).
Some may question why I would choose to leave during such exciting times for BATV. First and foremost, I’ll still be around for a while; I’m just taking on a new role! More importantly, BATV currently finds itself with a strong foundation to build upon and I truly believe it’s an opportune time for BATV to create a new vision for its future. Constructive changes occurring now will permit the momentum to keep growing long after BATV’s physical move to the Howe, and well beyond 2022.
As for my plans after BATV, there’s nothing definite. However, I will likely spend time between New England and Montana, enjoy time with my family, and contemplate my next chapter.
In the meantime, please join me in welcoming Nancy Albertson in her new role!
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