Vision, Mission, & Purpose


The Community Media Center's vision is an engaged, informed and inclusive community connected through accessible digital media


The mission of Community Media Center is to provide innovative digital technologies and content to inform, engage and connect the many voices and interests of our communities. 


  • To establish, maintain, and operate one (1) or more media access center (s);

  • To ensure that CMC operates in the public interest in accordance with Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulation in providing Public, Education, and Governmental access telecommunications needs and services for the County and Towns it represents;

  • To ensure that CMC serves the community and region with noncommercial content reflecting the activities, concerns and interests of the residents of Carroll County;

  • To develop funding resources and administer such funds in order to promote Public, Education and Governmental programming in the public interest;

  • To provide individuals and organizations the necessary resources and support to produce programming for the access channel (s), including training, equipment, production facilities and channel time;

  • To promote and develop activities, concerns, and interests of the residents of Carroll County in a manner that promotes a free exchange of ideas and information.

In the fall of 2022, the Community Media Center Board of Directors engaged in  strategic planning to layout a new blueprint for the vision and mission of the organization. Based on data from surveys and interviews with partners, key stakeholders, staff, patrons, volunteers, business and community leaders, the goal of the new plan is to advance our driving principles and direction for a vibrant and sustainable future.