Board Election 2021

UPDATE 10-20-21

The Results Are In!

Thank you to all of our candidates who submitted their nomination for the Elected Director 2022 -2024  seat. We are thankful for their interest and continued commitment to our mission.

The voting was open to all community access users. “Eligible ‘Ōlelo community access user” is defined as someone who,

  • Is an existing community media access user, AND
  • Is 18 years or older, AND
  • Is an O‘ahu resident

We emailed the electronic voting survey to 1,531 community access users.  The results are listed below:

  • 60% Dr. Alexandra Mergenschröer-Livingston
  • 30% Bryan Clymer
  • 10% Shelby Billionaire

The winning candidate will be presented at the 2022 Board Meeting. The term will run from 2022 to 2024.

Ballots received were subject to a voting audit by an internal review and committee comprised of members who may belong to the Finance and Department, Governing Board Secretary and Executive Administrative Office.

ʻŌlelo has earned an important place in my life, both personally and professionally. Ensuring the future of this institution is an important endeavor that requires keen foresight and a proven talent for leadership. As a former professor, I have a well-developed skill set for project management and development. I have spent years growing and developing the minds of those who cross my path. It is precisely this experience of continually moving forward with visuon that is deeply beneficial to ʻŌleloʻs leadership team. Therefore, bringing the community to ʻŌlelo is important as bring ʻŌlelo to the community. It is my desire to bring ʻŌlelo into the creative narrative that thrives in Hawaiʻi. As a board member, I feel that I can bring the experience and passion necessary to harness the power of ʻŌlelo Community Media for future generations. Mahalo.

 

Mahalo to Bryan Clymer and Shelby Billionaire for being quality candidates!  For anyone else who is interested, this election is held every two (2) years. The next elected board voting will be in 2023.

UPDATE 10-6-21

Voting for the 2022-2024 Elected Director has begun! All active members of ʻŌlelo Community Media have been emailed a Survey Monkey poll to cast their vote. If you are an active member, please be sure check your inbox (or your junk mail).

Your 2021 Board of Directors Nominees

Shelby Billionaire

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Aloha Mai Kakou!  This is fellow Olelo Producer Shelby Keiki’okalani Billionaire, AKA Pikachu! #Cheeeehuuuu Representing Wai’anae #WestSide = #BestSide Many of you have seen me filiming [sic] on Mauna a Wakea, Iolani Palace, and at the H.I. State Crapitol [sic] documenting tyranny, oppression, and bullshititis [sic] everyday! With your vote, support, and A.L.O.H.A. as your new board of Director, help me to help you create more opportunities to succeed in life and help fellow clients  produce more Local, inspiring, and International events, including documting [sic] the future Olympics, as I am  also the Founder of the first Hawaiian Islands  National Olympic Committee,  501c3 Foundation! I am currently investigating human traffickers and drug smugglers on moku o Keawe now and could use your support to catch these rapsists [sic] and evil perpetrators! Join my heroic adventure on Facebook: Shelby Billionaire @LegendaryBillionaire www.KHPO.org/HKTF Vote For Shelby Billionaire to help save the Keiki & Save the Universe!

Bryan Clymer

It would be a dream come true, if I would be elected to Olelo’s Board of Directors. My visions for Keiki and Kapuna [sic] to grow in the artistry of television production. Served as President of Homeowners Association @ Cliffside Village’s (136 townhomes) for 5 years 🌺🇺🇸🙏 My Olelo project name is “Island Even on Hawaii” capturing the cultural activities of melting pot of ethnicities whom reside in these magnificent Hawaiian Islands. My goal as a Board Member would be to brainstorm with employees to create action plans for proficient improvement with operating costs and conditions. My desire is to reach for above and beyond in all that I can do to update policies and operational procedures. Please consider me as a viable prolific producer to fill Olelo’s Board of Directors current vacancy. Mahalo.

Dr. Alexandra Mergenschröer-Livingston

ʻŌlelo has earned an important place in my life, both personally and professionally. Ensuring the future of this institution is an important endeavor that requires keen foresight and a proven talent for leadership. As a former professor, I have a well-developed skill set for project management and development. I have spent years growing and developing the minds of those who cross my path. It is precisely this experience of continually moving forward with visuon that is deeply beneficial to ʻŌleloʻs leadership team. Therefore, bringing the community to ʻŌlelo is important as bring ʻŌlelo to the community. It is my desire to bring ʻŌlelo into the creative narrative that thrives in Hawaiʻi. As a board member, I feel that I can bring the experience and passion necessary to harness the power of ʻŌlelo Community Media for future generations. Mahalo.

‘Ōlelo Community Media (‘Ōlelo) is holding an election to fill the Director seat term that will run from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. Every three (3) years since 2004, ʻŌlelo coordinates an election to fill the Director seat vacancy to serve a three (3) year term.  

Eligible ‘Ōlelo community access users will vote to select the candidate to fill this seat.  “Eligible ‘Ōlelo community access user” is defined as someone who, 

    • Is an existing community media access user, AND
    • Is 18 years or older, AND
    • Is an O‘ahu resident

The Director seat, currently held by Dr. Sandy (Alexandra) Livingston, ends December 31, 2021.

Informational documents:

Important 2021 Dates and Deadlines

Nomination period opens August 6
Nomination period closes August 29
Candidate photos taken August 28 – September 7
Candidate information distributed  September 13
Deadline to request absentee ballot packet September 24 
Voting period  October 6 – October 18 
Election results posted at www.olelo.org October 20
Elected Director seated October 27