[HOT] Nominations for HOT Chair of the voting members and Board are open

Heather Leson heather at textontechs.com
Tue Feb 11 00:05:00 UTC 2014

HI Jaakko and HOT Friends,

I've written some thoughts about my first year on the HOT Board. Truly, I
want to return and keep helping us grow (If you so elect it to be).

As well, I think this is an important time to consider what does HOT need
from a Board. I've written some thoughts here:


Thank you,


Heather Leson
heather at textontechs.com
Twitter: HeatherLeson
Blog: textontechs.com

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 1:17 AM, Jaakko Helleranta.com <
jaakko at helleranta.com> wrote:

> Dear voting members and the community at large,
> Nominations for HOT Chair of the voting members and the Board are now open
> at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Elections_2014.
> Please see below notes on the role of the Chair and Board (clipped from
> prior announcement).
> As for the schedule, we realized that a week slipped through our fingers
> and that we need to push the schedule with one week accordingly so that we
> ensure that we have enough time for especially Board nominations and
> possible discussions. Also, the nomination and the election of the Chair
> and the Board will happen at the same time (to avoid election fatigue). The
> dates below have been adjusted accordingly.
> *(ii) Election of Chair** of **Voting Members: Nominations (Weeks of
> February 10 and 17), Election (Week of February 24)*
> The HOT bylaws section 3.7 note that a Chair shall be elected. This is
> the first time that we are selecting one.
> The role of the Chair (as defined by the bylaws) is to announce voting
> members meetings and chair them but s/he also has a potential
> disciplinary role towards harmfully acting voting members (section 3.6).
> The term of the Chair is one year as is that of the Board.
> *(iii) Election of the Board: **Nominations (Weeks of February 10 and
> 17), Election (Week of February 24)*
> All seven seats on the team's Board of Directors are up for election to a
> one-year term. Having a Board with a diversity of skills will help further
> the organization.
> Nominations are to be made at:
> http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Elections_2014
>  The nomination time of both the Chair and the Board will end at end of
> day (midnight) PST, Sunday February 23 (= UTC-8).
> So, please nominate good people for these HOT positions by writing your
> nomination on the above-linked wiki page. The date and time of the Annual
> Meeting will be announced in the coming days.
> With best wishes from the nominations/elections team,
> Boris, Jaakko & Kate
> --
> jaakko at helleranta.com * Skype: jhelleranta * Mobile: +505-8845-3391 (Nicaragua)
> * Voice(mail) / SMS / What's app: +1-202-730-9778 *
> http://about.me/jaakkoh
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