About Mountain Lake PBS

Mountain Lake PBS is the public media station for the Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, Montreal and everywhere in between.

Located in Plattsburgh, NY, Mountain Lake PBS serves a vast audience in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario with acclaimed PBS series such as Antiques Roadshow, Nova and Masterpiece, local productions including Mountain Lake Journal, and highly respected local documentaries like the Emmy Award-winning ARTS IN EXILE: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America and ON HOME GROUND: Life after Service.

Mountain Lake PBS provides unique services and events to families and educators throughout the region, focused on early childhood literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education, and partners with local organizations to strengthen educational opportunities and access in our region.

Mission, Vision, Values

MISSION

To inspire and enrich people and communities through meaningful storytelling, entertainment, education and public engagement.

VISION

Inspire, Enrich, Engage

VALUES

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Public Engagement
  • Community Building and Education
  • Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Passion and Thoughtfulness
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Trust and Respect
Board of Trustees

Officers

  • Reg Carter (Board Chair), NY
  • Ellen Bouchard (1st Vice Chair), NY
  • Genie Babb (2nd Vice Chair), NY
  • Dr. Karl Moore (Treasurer), QC
  • Janice Marchut Conrad (Secretary), NY

Trustees

  • Mosen Aziz, QC
  • Jonathan Bloomfield, QC
  • Linda Bourgeois, NY
  • Nicholas Chine, QC
  • Dr. Dexter Criss, NY
  • Dr. Erik Eaglefeather, NY
  • Michael Forian, QC
  • Sylvie Nelson, NY
  • Jonathan Potter, QC
  • Brad van Brunt, NY
  • Samuel Yaffe, QC

2024 Board Meeting Dates

Full Board Meetings are held at 5:00 pm at Mountain Lake PBS unless otherwise indicated.

  • January 23, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • May 28, 2024 Cancelled
  • June 25, 2024
  • July 23, 2024
  • August 27, 2024 Moved
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 29, 2024
  • December 10, 2024 – Annual Board Meeting

2024 Committee Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at Mountain Lake PBS unless otherwise indicated.

  • January 23, 2024 4:00 pm – Finance & Audit Committee 
  • February 8, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • April 11, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • April 23, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting
  • May 8, 2024 5:00 pm – Executive Committee Meeting
  • May 28, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting
  • June 6, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting Moved
  • June 25, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting
  • June 27, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • July 22, 2024 4:00 pm – Finance Committee Meeting
  • August 1, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • August 27, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting Moved
  • October 3, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • October 22, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting
  • December 5, 2024 10:00 am – Development Committee Meeting
  • December 10, 2024 4:30 pm – Finance Committee Meeting

Copies of open Board Meeting minutes are available upon request at the station. In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, Mountain Lake PBS maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings. The public may also call our station directly at 518-563-9770 and inquire as to the above meeting information and copies of minutes.

Until further notice, all meetings will be offered in-person and with a virtual attendance option.  Members of the public who are interested in information on how to attend should email us at mlpbs@mountainlake.org.

Certain meetings, or portions of meetings, may be closed to the public to address matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, litigation, and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of any such organization.

Community Advisory Board
  • Allison Hulbert-Bruce
  • Hope Coryer
  • Rachel Dutil
  • Walter Early
  • Lynda Guest
  • Nick Gunn
  • Kerry Haley
  • Lolita Kincade
  • Danielle King
  • Ed Kirby
  • Jackie Madison
  • Michael Maislin
  • Sue Matton
  • Michelle McGrath
  • Joshua Meyer
  • Jennifer Moore
  • Robert Rokos
  • MaryAnne Bukolt-Ryder
  • Liza Selvarajah
  • Kyra Schaefer
  • Portia Allie-Turco
  • Gladis Zamparo

2024 CAB Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at Mountain Lake PBS unless otherwise indicated.

  • March 6, 2024 4:00 pm
  • June 5, 2024 4:00 pm
  • September 4, 2024 4:00 pm
  • December 4, 2024 4:00 pm

Copies of open meeting minutes are available upon request at the station. In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, Mountain Lake PBS maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings. The public may also call our station directly at 518-563-9770 and inquire as to the above meeting information and copies of minutes.

School Advisory Committee

The Mountain Lake PBS School Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of educators serving public and non-public school districts in Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties, as well as selected school districts in Washington, Warren and Hamilton Counties that are members of our regional B.O.C.E.S. districts.

The SAC is an integral component of our community advocacy and education work in the North Country and beyond. Its purpose is to work collaboratively with the station to strengthen and promote the educational services offered by Mountain Lake PBS.

Committee Members

  • Jennifer Bechtol
  • Mandy Bishop
  • Peter Castine
  • Mark Dalton
  • Patricia Damp
  • Susanne Ford-Croghan
  • Matt Fredette
  • Justin Gardner
  • Brandi Harris
  • Jennifer Hesseltine
  • Jackie McCarthy
  • Amy Myers
  • Heather Odell
  • Lance Paradis
  • Sonya Patnode
  • Russell Puschak
  • Seth Putnam
  • Staley Rich
  • Matt Smith
  • Denise Sypek
  • Becky Trombley
Station Reports and Public Information

Mountain Lake PBS’ Audited Financial Statements and Local Content and Service Report is available by using the links above, and are updated within days of their availability. Inspection of financial records is available by appointment at the station. Copies of any public financial statements will be made available within 5 business days of request at a cost of 10 cents per page (USD).

Executive Staff
Bill McColgan, President & CEO
518-563-9770 ext 126
Paul King, Director of Programming Operations
518-563-9770 ext 141
Jennifer Kowalczyk, Director of Engagement and Marketing
518-563-9770 ext 127
Maria Smith, Director of Development
518-563-9770 ext 125
Thom Hallock, Director of Production & Content
518-563-9770 ext 123