[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] [Election 2017] Board Nominations
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.
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
> . Please take a minute to understand what the board actually
> does. 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 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 .
> 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,
> Vasile & Jeff
> CRO 2017 Elections
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017#Board_Election
>  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities
>  https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20171008T2
>  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2017_Candidate_Manifestos
> Board mailing list
> Board at lists.osgeo.org
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