[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Board Nomination for Jeff McKenna

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Fri Aug 15 18:59:20 PDT 2014

As Markus pointed out in his nomination - little needs to be said about Jeff,
he has been one of the most visible leaders of OSGeo for years and I would like to express 
my strong support for his nomination,


Helena Mitasova
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Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
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North Carolina State University
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On Aug 15, 2014, at 7:15 PM, James Klassen wrote:

> +1
> On Aug 15, 2014 9:26 AM, "Jorge Sanz" <jsanz at osgeo.org> wrote:
> Forwarding Jeff McKenna nomination for the board by Markus Neteler
> Best
> Regards
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Markus Neteler
> Date: 2014-08-15 10:58 GMT+02:00
> Subject: Board Nomination for Jeff McKenna
> To: CRO
> I'd like to nominate Jeff McKenna for the board election. Little needs
> to be said about Jeff as he is widely known in and outside the OSGeo
> community for his passion of our community, straight forward approach
> and a fantastic sense of humor.
> Jeff whom I know personally since the famous initial FOSS4G 2004
> conference in Bangkok is supporting the ideals and daily business of
> FOSS4G community and OSGeo Foundation with all his energy. Jeff is
> well known for more than a decade in the Mapserver community and its
> PSC, and he is known as a driving force of OSGeo around the globe.
> Jeff is one of the original charter members (from 2006, year of
> "birth" of OSGeo) and has years of experience serving on the OSGeo
> board.
> Jeff is always available to listen to existing or potential community
> members in order to bring the community ideals of OSGeo forward. He is
> truely international, proven by his wide, visible network. Jeff has
> assisted in the formation of several OSGeo local chapters worldwide
> and especially supported the FOSS4G conferences the world over.
> He is being a important friend to many community members. I am glad
> that Jeff has agreed to stand for re-election and continue to lend his
> voice, face and wisdom to OSGeo.
> See also http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
> Best regards,
> Markus
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