Back to 2021.
December 2021 ends another groundbreaking year for the Naperville nonprofit television station. With 170,000 monthly visits to NCTV17.com, 44,000 subscribers to Facebook, daily content posted on four social media platforms and millions of views on our two YouTube channels, the stories of NCTV17 reached a wide audience. NCTV17 has opened doors through our community, connected Napervillians to each other and helped us all stay informed with the local news we need.
The resort’s hard-working team of professionals and technical experts could not accomplish the breadth and depth of their work without the behind-the-scenes leadership of our Board of Directors. This dedicated team of volunteers support NCTV17 through strategic planning, financial management and fundraising efforts, always with our vision to ensure our shared community of Naperville is informed, connected and engaged.
I would like to thank our outgoing board members: Sandy Benson, Derek McDaniel and Kristen Jungles for their thoughtful service and contributions over the past two years.
As I prepare to hand the hammer over to Kader Sakkari, I have had the honor of serving as President for the past two years. In partnership with the board and staff, we laid the strategic foundation for the next five years, increased our media coverage, expanded new staff positions, increased talent depth, recruited new board members, increased the importance of fundraising as a non-profit organization and has launched a new monthly donor initiative – Club 17 – become a founding member today! And we did all of this by surviving and reporting on the second year of a global pandemic!
As my time on NCTV17 comes to an end, as we look to 2022 and the station’s 35th anniversary year, I couldn’t be more proud of where we are as an organization.
The first 35 years of Naperville Community Television history are just the beginning and I look forward to seeing what the future holds as we pursue innovative approaches to telling the stories of the vibrant community we is Naperville – the fourth largest city in Illinois.
I hope you will join us on our 35th one-year anniversary starting with a proclamation from the city on January 18, 2022.