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South Washington County Telecommunications Commission

1. What year was your organization established?

The first regularly scheduled meeting of the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC) was held on October 29, 1981. Prior to the Commission being established, then, as the South Washington County Cable Commission, the Joint Cable Television Committee was originally established a couple of years prior.


2. What city/cities does your organization serve?

SWCTC serves five member cities in the south east metro: Woodbury, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport and Grey Cloud Island Township.


3. What is the approximate population of the area your organization serves?

Total population within our member cities is approximately 114,000.


4. What is the board/management structure?

SWCTC is a structured as a Joint Powers Agreement between the five member cities. Each city appoints two Commission Directors and one alternate. The Commission elects four officers. The Administrator reports to the Commission Chair.

SWCTC also works closely with the city Communications departments, IT and Administration.

5. How many full-time and part-time staff members?31

SWCTC employs 7 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees.

6. How many channels does your organization manage?
    • Comcast 14 / CenturyLink 8539
    • Comcast 16 / CenturyLink 8541/8543/8544/8545
    • Comcast 18 & HD859 / CenturyLink 8542

7. Do you have a fun fact or story about your organization?
    • SWCTC focuses on municipal programming content and was one of the first in Minnesota to utilize Granicus streaming services.
    • Most of our staff has been employed with SWCTC for over 10 years.
    • We are a pet-friendly office.

8. Please list your organization’s website and social media links.

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