• Media Factory Board Election

Serving on the Media Factory board is a great way to support our community of mediamakers, our production services for municipalities, our local distribution of community-focused media, and our work with schools and organizations. Learn more about what it means to serve on our board, and consider signing up!


What does the Media Factory board do?

The board provides oversight and accountability for Media Factory, including developing policies for the organization, ensuring responsible use of cable access funds, strategizing about outreach and development efforts, and infusing community accountability and transparency into all that we do. The 11 member board has 2 member-elected positions and 9 appointed positions.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month with some additional committee work included in between meetings

The Media Factory Board of Directors is holding its annual election for open seats. As a member of the Media Factory we are asking that you vote online for the board candidates by midnight on Friday, May 17, 2024. The winners will be announced at our annual meeting.


There are two candidates vying for the one open board position:

  • Eric Agnero
  • Ted LeBlanc

See below for candidate bios and voting instructions. Please have your unique 6-digit ballot ID ready.

And SAVE THE DATE for our annual meeting, where we’ll announce the election results: Monday, May 20th at 6 PM at the Media Factory. The annual meeting is also a great time to meet Media Factory board members and learn about the organization’s goals for 2024. We hope to see you there!

We encourage you to let your voice be heard by taking the time to vote. We greatly value your participation as it ensures that our organization represents our diverse community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Voting Instructions

  • Please have your unique ballot ID ready. This was mailed to you and is required to complete the ballot.
  • Vote for no more than one candidate.
  • Deadline to vote is by midnight on Friday, May 17

If you would prefer to vote by paper ballot, please contact us at 802-651-9692 by May 17.



Board Candidates

  • Eric Agnero

    Broadcast Journalist & Film Producer

    Eric Agnero is a seasoned journalist and political analyst from the Ivory Coast, specializing in U.S.-Africa affairs. He has extensively covered significant events, including the 2010-11 Ivorian post-electoral crisis for CNN, and served as an International Broadcaster at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. His tenure as a Communications Expert at the African Union deepened his understanding of media dynamics and the often-overlooked needs of ordinary people.

    Since relocating to Vermont in 2012, after several years back in Africa, Eric has immersed himself in community media projects. In 2022, he joined the board of the Media Factory and led the Inclusion Committee, aiming to integrate inclusive practices into the organization's next strategic plan. He currently serves as the Executive Director at the Vermont Institute of Community and International Engagement, actively participating with organizations like the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, Toward Freedom, Media Factory, and CCTV Center for Media & Democracy. Eric is committed to authentic storytelling, empowering local communities to own their narratives and challenge the stereotypes commonly perpetuated by mainstream media.

    Encouraged by Vermont's significant progress in inclusion and diversity, Eric is eager to apply his global experience to local leadership. He contributes to community media projects and serves on the board of Toward Freedom, demonstrating his dedication to improving media representation and fostering meaningful dialogue in Vermont.

  • Ted LeBlanc

    Musician, formerly Global Maritime Transportation Services

    Ted LeBlanc is a resident of Charlotte, Vermont and plays guitar and provides vocals to a local ensemble.

    Since retiring in 2018, Ted has participated in Town of Charlotte - Employee Compensation Committee - a short term committee established in order to review and consider alterations to town employees compensation package. Read more here. He has also volunteered as Treasurer and Board Member of the Charlotte News.

    Prior to retirement, Ted founded and ran Global Maritime Transportation Services, a small software and service company within the ocean transport industry that specialized in regulatory compliance and pricing. Ted  presented and argued on behalf of their clients before the Federal Maritime Commission.

    Ted also studied at Champlain Regional College and Concordia College and before starting a career in the maritime industry.