OMPA is the trade organization for media production professionals in Oregon.
We advocate for production-friendly policies, support a diverse professional network, and provide new opportunities for our members at all levels of their careers and in all areas of media production.
When you become a member of OMPA, your membership connects you to the statewide community and helps strengthen the ecosystem of media production in Oregon.
Our mission is to create and sustain a thriving and equitable, business and creative environment for media professionals in the state of Oregon.
OMPA is the collective voice of media professionals at the city, county and state levels. We work to secure policies that create jobs, equity and economic growth in media production and our adjacent industries.
OMPA brings together Oregon’s dynamic community of media production professionals to help our members expand their professional networks and discover new opportunities, at every stage of their careers.
OMPA attracts new productions and jobs by showcasing the full breadth of Oregon’s extensive media production talent and resources. We provide opportunities to build skills and enhance teams, to assure that our media production talent continues to advance in creativity, technical ability, and diversity.
OUR MISSION IN ACTION
• Lobby on behalf of the industry (eg. hire lobbyist)
• Support production friendly policymakers (eg. provide them access to our industry, inform the members, get out the vote)
• Build and leverage a common, organized voice for political influence (eg. constantly build up our database of production professionals)
• Share information that supports our members/their work (eg. newsletter, jobs email)
• Provide opportunities for connection, inspiration, collaboration (eg. events, access to others in the community)
• Advance diversity, equity and inclusion on an industry-wide level (eg. Diversity Pledge, Creatives of Color Collaborative)
• Promote the incredible talent base here in Oregon (eg. directory, Annual Showcase)
We understand the challenges and opportunities of our industry in the state of Oregon and create avenues for solutions and progress.
We are only as strong as our membership. We encourage and embrace membership of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identifications and backgrounds, all levels of career, and all areas of media production. We believe our community is stronger when it includes members with diverse experiences and skill sets.
We actively seek new ways to ensure that our members have a business and creative environment that is conducive to success, growth, inclusivity, and economic strength and stability.
• Advance an equitable and inclusive industry.
• Showcase our members and their work.
• Advocate for production-friendly policies.
• Connect the community to information and each other.
The Executive Committee (EC) oversees how OMPA sustains its business and takes the lead in setting strategic vision. The EC is elected by the board of directors annually.
Board members are installed for two-year terms and are elected by our members. Open seats left by outgoing board members are filled annually.
EX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS
Ex Officio Board Members are non-voting positions appointed by the board for a one-year term to provide valuable perspective where it is otherwise lacking.