[OSGeo-Announce] [Election 2016] Board Nominations

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Thu Sep 8 10:53:13 PDT 2016

Dear all, after a successful FOSS4G and northern hemisphere summer
break, it's time to take the OSGeo Foundation Board Elections.

The nominations for the OSGeo Board of Directors started Wednesday 7th
[1]. Please take a minute to understand what the board actually
does[2]. A director should plan to spend several hours a week on OSGeo
business in order to do a good job. The current board members will
know best.

To nominate a candidate for the board please first confirm with the
person that they would like to stand for election as a Board member.
Then send an email to cro at osgeo.org CCing the candidate by 12:00 GMT
on Tuesday 20.09.2016[3] consisting of:

- name and e-mail
- current country of residence
- a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good
Board member.

Remember that only Charter Members are eligible for a seat on the
Board and for voting but that *anybody* can *nominate* a board member.

Last year was asked, after public nomination, to write to the Discuss
mailing list some kind of manifesto about their plans for their term.
This is not mandatory at all but a good starting point for discussions
and to let the community know what are your ideas about the

Thank you.

Best regards,
CRO 2016

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2016#Board_Election
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
[3] http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20160920T235959&p0=136&msg=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2016&font=cursive

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