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Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:48 PM

Oshkosh Media covers process that's keeping Oshkosh Corporation home

On Wednesday, November 8th, the Oshkosh Common Council held a special meeting to approve a resolution to sell a portion of the Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course to Oshkosh Corporation for its new global headquarters.  This is a huge decision for the Fox Valley community.  Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 13,000 people building specialty trucks and truck bodies, many of which are made for the U.S. military.

Oshkosh Media was there, providing live gavel-to-gavel coverage on "Gov TV" cable access channel 10 and its web stream.  The meeting was also posted that night for on-demand viewing on OshkoshMedia.org and YouTube.

But Oshkosh Media did not only cover this final key meeting.  It had also been covering the committee-level meetings that examined the issue in-depth.  When the City's Advisory Parks Board and Plan Commission held two joint meetings at the Oshkosh Convention Center to get input from members of the Oshkosh community, Oshkosh Media took its remote equipment to the site and provided full coverage.

"Oshkosh Media has the resources to bring detailed coverage of local government to residents," said Jake Timm, Operations Coordinator of Oshkosh Media. "This allows the public to stay informed and involved even when they can't attend every meeting in person."

The way Oshkosh Media was able to bring the decision making process straight to residents in their homes or on-the-go using cable and the web is at the core of what Oshkosh Media and other government access stations do.  "By making the process transparent and easily accessible, we enable the community to understand what is happening in their community and why, " said Timm. 

In this case, it helped a successful homegrown business that had spent its entire 100-year existence in Oshkosh stay home.