Coming back to LTC after 15 years has felt like coming home. The charm of the city remains, with its appreciation for diverse immigrant cultures, the vibrant art and music scenes, and the recognition of Lowell’s central role in American industrial history. It has been wonderful to renew acquaintances with people with whom I worked as LTC’ss liaison with the non-profit community from 1997 to 2002.
I have noticed changes too. The University is bigger and more involved in the life of the City, more mill buildings have been transformed into beautiful offices and social service spaces, people in all areas of civic life are connected via Facebook and blogs, and the city’s festivals have grown in size and sustainability.
Through all this time, since its launch in 1995, LTC has remained committed to the mission of free expression and community development. LTC has made great progress in updating its technology. Now my goal is to expand LTC’s reach into the life of the City by using these tools to provide more media production training, empower youth to speak out, assist non-profits in reaching clients with important information, and maintain government transparency through live broadcast of City meetings and events.
LTC offers valuable services to the City and we encourage all Lowell residents to join, produce TV programs, and help make Lowell even more connected. All points of view are welcome.