From the Director
In the 25 years since AIM was established, more than 12 thousand programs have been produced and over seven thousand people have been trained in the art and science of television. AIM has won 25 national awards, and has been named America’s best community media organization six times, including in fiscal year 2008. AIM has grown from a small group of dedicated volunteers to an organization with more than five hundred members. It has grown from a channel with a few hours of programming per week to two state of the art systems that are programmed nearly 24 hours per day. It has emerged as a major training resource, which now teaches basic, advanced and master level skills to hundreds of students each year. Most importantly, AIM has helped Arlington come together as a community of producers in the marketplace of ideas.
It is entirely appropriate and gratifying that the AIM 25th anniversary year was a tremendous success in every measurable way. Fiscal year 2008 included more programming, more classes and more students than ever before. The organization explored new directions in fundraising and outreach, and AIM received national recognition for the quality of the work that our producers and volunteers contributed over the course of the year. All things considered, fiscal year 2008 was an unqualified success – again.