[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] [Election 2017] Board Nominations

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 13:21:56 PDT 2017

A couple notes:

We recently revisited the board member manifestos when asking directors for
a status update on their own activities:

This makes for excellent background reading ahead of the nomination process.

While a couple hours a week is a starting point for a director, how much
time it actually takes depends on your leadership style and what needs to
be accomplished in a given year. One of the big things in a volunteer
organization (much like taking part in a project steering committee) is
filling in gaps either with inspiring our community, participating
yourself, or delegation. All of these leadership techniques, even
delegation, take time.

The questions asked of candidates

   - About me
   - My vision
   - What you have done within the community in the past
   - What your interests are in terms of the board
   - Any things that you would like to change or introduce
   - What role you would wish to fulfil on the board (if any)

The board has a number of responsibilities in our organization; while the
last question touches on this aspect of being a director the "if any" does
indicate the full weight of responsibility.

Jody Garnett

On 25 September 2017 at 01:56, Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org>

> Dear all,
> It's time for the 2017 OSGeo Foundation Board Elections.
> The nominations for the OSGeo Board of Directors start today
> [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 Sunday 08.10.2017[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 years, the nominated persons were asked, after public nomination, to
> write some kind of manifesto about their plans for their term [4].
> 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
> Foundation.
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Vasile & Jeff
> CRO 2017 Elections
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017#Board_Election
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
> [3] https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171008T2
> 35959&p0=136&msg=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+
> 2017&font=cursive
> [4] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos
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