About Us


The Alliance For Community Media is an organization that supports an amazing movement! Today people have more communication

options than ever before. The fact still remains however that access to these tools and adequate training is lacking for many of our citizens.

Media literacy and production education the 21st century tools of communication are needed now more than ever. 

ACM is wherever you are. Our reach is global but our local regions provide a kind of support you can’t get anywhere else. Connecting with your local region will help you:

  • Expand your network through meetings and events.
  • Discover a supportive network of colleagues in your area, working together to push our industry forward.
  • And much more!

Promoting Innovation and Competition

Another BIG part of our mandate is promoting inclusion and access among cable/internet providers. This means promoting concepts like net neutrality, Public access to

cable and other media like LPFM radio. We can not do these things however, without you! Please consider joining as a member and helping us in our vital mission:

"Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Media"

Western Region

ACM Mission: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Media

ACM’s Vision: We envision an ever increasing array of media channels, with communities demanding relevant, factual and hyperlocal content from respected sources. The Alliance for Community Media will be a recognized contributor, aggregator and leader in that movement.

Our guiding principles are: promote free speech, expand civic engagement through local media, collaborate with others, and act with one voice.

The ACM West represents the regional ACM members for the six western states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico and Nevada.

By joining ACM, you add your voice to thousands of others. With telecommunications legislation moving through Congress and many state legislatures, your voice is more important than ever.  A map of US PEG access channels can be found here.

The business of the Western States is conducted by members of a regional Board of Directors, and the regional board is one of several across the country working to keep media accessible to the people. If you are interested in joining our efforts, download an explanation of board responsibilities and application.

Notable events are the annual conference and tradeshow, which is scheduled for March 8-10 in Fresno, California. At the conference the WAVE awards (Western Access Video Excellence) honor the best local cable programs from the Western Region.