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

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Wed Feb 12 01:41:00 UTC 2014

Hi All,

I put in a sample record for the nominations(1). I didn't want fear of
wiki syntax to get in anyone's way. If you have an issues just let us
know and we can help.



(1) http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Elections_2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Heather Leson <heather at textontechs.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://textontechs.com/2014/02/on-the-hot-board/
> Thank you,
> Heather
> 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
>> --
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