[HOT] Board Elections (my thoughts/my position)

Mikel mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 2 20:25:05 GMT 2012


Just to be clear, its 5-10 hours a _month_ for HOT board.



On Dec 2, 2012, at 8:28 AM, Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Btw, I started on this page to document responsibilities for HOT Board members, so candidates can know what they're getting into and new members more quickly get up to speed.
> 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Responsibilities
> 
>  
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com>
> > To: hot <hot at openstreetmap.org>
> > Cc: 
> > Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2012 7:12 AM
> > Subject: [HOT] Board Elections (my thoughts/my position)
> > 
> > HI All,
> > 
> > Just wanted to give my thoughts on the board elections for this year.
> > (Here is the link to the nominations page).
> > 
> > 1. I will not be rerunning for the board this year. One of the things
> > a lot of people (about 1/2) said when surveyed about people working
> > for HOT being on the board was that they shouldn't be both. I've been
> > thinking about it and it is a bit confusing to be one's own boss.
> > Since I've been working as Acting Executive Director and intend to
> > apply for the more permanent job when we hire for it I think it is
> > best if I'm not on the board. I don't believe this will change a lot
> > of my day to day activities, but think it will create a bit better
> > separation between the board and those working for HOT full-time.
> > 
> > 2. I think it would be great if the board had some fresh blood. We
> > have a lot of people with great ideas and who really are knowledgable
> > in open source/open data and humanitarian response at the moment.
> > Thought a lot of these people don't have much free time. I think board
> > members should spend at least 5 hours a week on board related
> > activities (but to be honest 10 or so would be better). I think this
> > also shouldn't be people's only contribution to HOT. So if you feel
> > like you  have time and want to get involved please sign-up to run!
> > 
> > Being on the board to me means making strategic decisions about the
> > running of HOT. This means not the day to day decisions such as
> > detailed negotiation of contracts, hiring, or who should speak at what
> > conference. More things like long-term funding, how to engage the
> > membership, where HOT wants to be in five years. This mostly entails
> > attending a monthly board meeting, attending a yearly in person
> > meeting, and answering email at least on a weekly basis (but if it was
> > done more often it would be really helpful).
> > 
> > If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask me!
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > -Kate
> > 
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