Digital Media Commission

The Avon Lake Digital Media Commission oversees many of the city’s established and emerging digital assets, including our website, social media content and cable access TV channels.

Commission Members


  • Dave Updegraff, Chair (term ending 12/31/2024)
  • Katie Matos (term ending 12/31/2025)
  • Chip Minnich (term ending 12/31/2024)
  • Weldon Rice (term ending 12/31/2024)
  • Julie Short (term ending 12/31/2024)

School Representative:

  • Scott Herrick

Council Representative:

  • Rob Shahmir

Meeting Times & Locations

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, a minimum of six times a year at 6:00 p.m. in the Communications & Technology department in the Lower Level of the Avon Lake Public Library. If you would like to join the meeting contact Barb Cagley, or (440) 933-7677

Specific Commission Responsibilities:

  • Advising Council regarding general policy relating to the operation and uses of access channels with a view toward maximizing the diversity of programs and services to viewers
  • Encouraging the use of access channels among the widest range of institutions, groups and individuals within the City
  • Advising Council of changes in the state-of-the-art of cable technology and the applicability of the same to access channel programming for the system
  • Recommending expenditures within the limits of the Cable Television Improvement Fund
  • Submitting reports to Council, including, but not limited to, a summary of the utilization of access channels, a review of any plans submitted during the year by the grantee for the development of new services, and a summary report of Commission deliberations throughout the year in connection with its assigned functions 

For more information, visit the Digital Media page.