KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College. Located in Tacoma, Washington. Bates is the largest technical college in the state. Here is a link to the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees serves as the Board of Directors for KBTC. Click here for a copy of the Board Handbook.

The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in the Clyde Hupp Board Room, unless otherwise noted. Click here for more information about the meetings including past meeting minutes. Click here for maps to each location.

Purposes and Rules of Executive Session / Closed Meeting



The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in Washington State Law – RCW 42.30.110(1):



a) (not applicable to education)

b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;

c) to consider the minimum process at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;

d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…’

e) (not applicable to education)

f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;

g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;

h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;

i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, …. or litigation or potential litigation ….


No action is taken during Executive (Closed) Session. 


KBTC Management

DeAnne Hamilton - General Manager

Sherri Stanton - Director of Development
Darin Gerchak - Director of Engineering
Vicki Valdez - KBTC Financial Officer
Phil Kane - Manager of Programming and On-Air Promotion
Adrienne Loska - Manager of On-Air Fundraising
Tom Layson - Managing Editor & Host, Northwest Now
Alyssa Torrez - Community Engagement Manager
Jonathan Lindsay - Manager of Individual Giving

KBTC Association Board

Chree Apland

Brad Berger

Michael Carney

Dean Hanks
Ron Langrell
Dona Ponepinto
Carla Santorno
Mark Siegel
George Thornhill
Dave Turk


Non-Discrimination Statement

Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates' non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student matters, the Executive Dean of Institutional Effective and Student Success at 253.680.7105 or For employee matters, the Director of Human Resources at 253.680.7180 or

The KBTC Story

The KBTC Story

A look at what KBTC offers viewers and the community from several different angles