SAPA TV (Springfield Area Public Access) is the community media center and training facility for the towns of Springfield, Weathersfield and Chester, Vermont. We also serve the neighboring community of Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Since being formed in 1998 by outgoing community members, SAPA TV has been providing its communities with access to video equipment, facilities and training. SAPA TV also covers the area’s local school and town government meetings in an effort to keep the community informed.

SAPA TV is truly “Television Made by You!” Local volunteers are the heartbeat of SAPA TV. Local producers create hundreds of hours of content for SAPA TV each year. We are thankful that they share their time and talents with the community, and we are proud to showcase their creations.

If you’re interested in making your own material with SAPA, click “Get Involved.” If you would like to learn more about SAPA TV, please feel free to contact us.

Board of Directors

The SAPA TV Board of Directors meets at 5pm on the second Thursday of every month at SAPA TV. Board meetings are open to the public! The list of current board members and minutes can be viewed here.


Johnny Gifford (he/him)

Executive Director

Johnny joined SAPA in 2020 after graduating from Fitchburg State University with a B.S. in film production. He started in public access at the age of 13 and hasn’t looked back since. In his spare time he loves to cook, hike, and create music with tape machines.

Aimee Parnell (she/her)

Production Coordinator

Aimee began making documentary films in 2003, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Africa, to bring locally relevant stories to the community she served. She joins SAPA with two decades of experience in outreach and education, is a certified yoga instructor, and a licensed elementary school teacher with a B.A. in psychology. Her favorite place to be is outside in nature with kids, because that’s where magic happens!

Kevin Paquet (he/him)

Programming Manager

Kevin joined SAPA in May of 2015, after previously working at NEK-TV, the public access station in Newport, Vermont. Kevin schedules SAPA’s two channels and its bulletin board system.

SAPA TV History in Pictures

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