[HOT] HOT Board and Chair Elections

Kate Chapman kate.chapman at hotosm.org
Thu Mar 5 05:48:47 UTC 2015


Hi Mark,

There is already a page for that where the nominations go:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Board_Elections_2015

I would suggest people link to their statements from there.

Thanks,

-Kate

On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 8:29 PM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All, is there a Wiki Page, Blog or somewhere where all the Manifestos
> can be published in one spot, rather than keeping them in an email thread
> which many people may or may not see.
>
> I took the liberty of creating this page, where members seeking nomination
> can publish their manifestos
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/HOT/board_elections_2015
>
> Cheers
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Regards
>
> Mark Cupitt
>
> "If we change the world, let it bear the mark of our intelligence"
>
> See me on Open StreetMap <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mark_Cupitt>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> HOT,
>> When I sat down and starting reading through my email tonight I came
>> across Joseph's great post about announcing the desire to serve on the HOT
>> board. I quickly sat down and starting writing my first every OSM diary
>> entry as my HOT board statement. I humbly ask for your nomination to the
>> board.
>>
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/dkunce/diary/34502
>>
>> My HOT journey and story really starts with the State of the Map US
>> conference a few years ago. I had just started working for the American Red
>> Cross and was asked to talk about how and why we use OpenStreetMap. At the
>> conference, I had the pleasure of meeting Mikel, Schuyler, Russ, and many
>> other passionate HOT folks. Six months later, I was fully embedded and
>> accepted into HOT, working very closely with Andrew Buck and Pierre Beland
>> to provide the NGO perspective for the Typhoon Haiyan activation. In the
>> weeks and months to follow, I learned of the tremendous passion and
>> dedication that all HOT people have for the organization, the work, and the
>> continued success of HOT.
>>
>> It is with that same passion that I ask for your nomination to the HOT
>> Board. HOT is still at a pivotal time in its growth. We haven't fully put
>> the events the past few board elections behind us. The old debates of what
>> a 'HOT project' is versus what is HOT, still go on. HOT must grow out of
>> this current adolescent phase if it is to become truly successful and
>> sustainable. HOT is and will always be a mapping NGO. However, to get HOT
>> to where it needs to be, it needs to be about more than skilled mappers and
>> dedicated activators. HOT needs to improves its fundraising,
>> administration, and visioning to become a sustainable organization. I know
>> that there has been some resistance to HOT growing as an organization and
>> that there are those members that see HOT the NGO as being different from
>> the HOT community. I understand the resistance but disagree, HOT the NGO
>> and HOT the community should be the same thing for a variety of reasons,
>> most importantly fundraising.
>>
>> In my day-to-day professional life as the GIS lead for the American Red
>> Cross, I am constantly talking, bragging, and honing the work that HOT
>> does. When the American Red Cross asked other organizations to come
>> together to create the Missing Maps <http://missingmaps.org/> project,
>> we did so because of how much we like and support HOT. Missing Maps is a
>> huge accomplishment for HOT. It allows HOT to engage with new stakeholders,
>> local communities, and donors to accomplish HOT's work. I've worked hard
>> since joining the non-profit sector to lend my hand at strengthening HOT:
>> founding Missing Maps, building technology to enable our work (Tasking
>> Manager 2, OpenMapKit, OSM-Meta-API), fundraising for various projects,
>> helping host and plan the upcoming HOT Summit, and generally working behind
>> the scenes in the humanitarian sector to lead the adoption and use of OSM
>> by humanitarian organizations.
>>
>> My vision for HOT is a continuation and evolution of its current path. I
>> want HOT to have a solid financial foundation that supports both technology
>> and field projects, HOT helps guide other humanitarian organizations to
>> adopt and use OSM, and the old animosities are replaced with a renewed
>> passion and dedication to help HOT grow.
>>
>> The key areas that I will focus on if elected to the board include:
>>
>>    - *Governance*: Build upon the momentum created by existing HOT staff
>>    and working groups to manage and maintain the governance structures within
>>    HOT.
>>    - *Overhaul Board Terms of Reference*: The existing HOT Board is
>>    required to oversee the daily management of HOT and does not have enough
>>    time to focus on creating and implementing a longer term vision. I will
>>    work to empower HOT staff to take a more active part in the daily
>>    decision-making process in line with how other NGOs function.
>>    - *Partnerships*: It is imperative that HOT build better partnerships
>>    *before* disasters. One of the main reasons the American Red Cross
>>    uses OpenStreetMap is due to the relationship built prior to, rather than
>>    during, a disaster. Pre-established relationships can strengthen the
>>    broader applications of HOT to other actors. I will develop and strengthen
>>    partnerships with humanitarian relief organizations so that OSM and HOT are
>>    embedded into their business operations.
>>    - *Fundraising*: HOT needs to create an endowment to support long
>>    term projects, technical infrastructure, and increased staff. Many
>>    organizations depend on HOT during times of crisis and even during normal
>>    operations.
>>
>> During my time at the American Red Cross I've had the privilege of
>> working directly with a number of the members. I've also had the privilege
>> of seeing the HOT's work first hand being used to alleviate suffering after
>> Typhoon Haiyan and heard stories and reports from many humanitarians that
>> depend on HOT to do their work for the West Africa Ebola outbreak and from
>> many other activations. I want to see that HOT keeps being able to make
>> others work that 1 percent easier.
>>
>> Thank you support of HOT and for your consideration.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:20 PM Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Joseph,
>>>
>>> I could not agree more.
>>>
>>> We as voting members really need to be more involved in the processes
>>> and activities of governing our organization.
>>>
>>> Input, ideas and our membership's priorities need to be expressed or the
>>> Board and Kate are left in the dark.
>>>
>>> If anyone is thinking about running for Board I hope they will speak up
>>> soon.
>>>
>>> Further, if anyone has questions for people running for Board, I hope
>>> they will ask them now so candidates have a chance to answer questions.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> blake
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 3/4/2015 8:41 PM, Joseph Reeves wrote:
>>> > Hi all,
>>> >
>>> > Blake, thanks for nominating Heather; I was just thinking about this
>>> > nomination process.
>>> >
>>> > All, last year one of the problems we went through with the Board
>>> > election process was that a last minute proposal was made to radically
>>> > change the organisation and members didn't, it could well be argued,
>>> > have enough time to openly discuss the issues and the ramifications.
>>> > More recently we've admitted more members to the organisation and have,
>>> > again, arguably done this too quickly and without enough time for
>>> debate
>>> > and discussion.
>>> >
>>> > The nomination period closes on March 9th. This is less than a week in
>>> > the future and there are currently only 2 nominations, both for people
>>> > who are current Board members.
>>> >
>>> > If you're considering running for the Board, please get your name on
>>> the
>>> > list soon. Please also tell us why you should be a Board member; if
>>> > you've written a manifesto, get it circulated as soon as possible.
>>> >
>>> > Please lets go through this process as best we can.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks, Joseph
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On 4 March 2015 at 19:28, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com
>>> > <mailto:bgirardot at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >     Hi everyone,
>>> >
>>> >     It is my privilege to nominate Heather Leson for the Humanitarian
>>> >     OpenStreetMap Team Board of Directors.
>>> >
>>> >     Heather is a dedicated and tireless HOT member and current Board
>>> >     member but most importantly, she always expresses and represents
>>> >     what to me are the core values of HOT: Altruism, inclusiveness,
>>> >     genuine respect for every person and peacefulness.
>>> >
>>> >     I hope you will join me in supporting her for the Board.
>>> >
>>> >     Best wishes,
>>> >     Blake
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >     On 2/25/2015 4:44 PM, Heather Leson wrote:
>>> >
>>> >         Thank you, Russell.
>>> >
>>> >         Fellow Community supporters and members, I ask for your
>>> >         nomination and
>>> >         support to continue the mandate as your Board Member.
>>> >
>>> >         https://www.openstreetmap.org/__user/Heather%20Leson/diary/_
>>> _34467
>>> >         <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Heather%20Leson/
>>> diary/34467>
>>> >
>>> >         My recent article on OpenSource.com also highlights the
>>> >         opportunity that
>>> >         we have to continue our growth:
>>> >         https://opensource.com/life/__15/2/getting-involved-hfoss
>>> >         <https://opensource.com/life/15/2/getting-involved-hfoss>
>>> >
>>> >         For Hotties who are eligible, I would encourage you to support
>>> >         HOT with
>>> >         your skills. I am happy to answer questions as a Board Member
>>> to
>>> >         aid in
>>> >         your decisions. As well, I would encourage former Board
>>> Members and
>>> >         Current Members to assist folks in their decision.
>>> >
>>> >         Some skills that I think HOT needs:
>>> >
>>> >            * Strong network, partnership relationships, fundraising
>>> >         capabilities
>>> >            * Finance or legal background
>>> >            * Strategic and management experience
>>> >            * Languages
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >         Please read the Board primer and the HOT 2014-2015 Strategy as
>>> well.
>>> >         (links in my diary)
>>> >
>>> >         Thank you in advance for your potential support.
>>> >
>>> >         Heather
>>> >
>>> >         Heather Leson
>>> >         heatherleson at gmail.com <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com>
>>> >         <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com <mailto:heatherleson at gmail.com
>>> >__>
>>> >         Twitter: HeatherLeson
>>> >         Blog: textontechs.com <http://textontechs.com>
>>> >         <http://textontechs.com>
>>> >
>>> >         On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 6:35 PM, Russell Deffner
>>> >         <russell.deffner at hotosm.org <mailto:russell.deffner at hotosm.org
>>> >
>>> >         <mailto:russell.deffner at __hotosm.org
>>> >         <mailto:russell.deffner at hotosm.org>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >              Good day HOT community,____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              It is my humble honor to launch the Humanitarian
>>> >         OpenStreetMap Team
>>> >              2015 Election for Board of Directors and Chairperson for
>>> >         the Voting
>>> >              Members!____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              Key Dates:____
>>> >
>>> >              - Nomination period from today (23 February 2015) until 9
>>> March
>>> >              2015*.____
>>> >
>>> >              - Ballot/voting period from delivery (no later than 13
>>> >         March 2015)
>>> >              until 27 March 2015 23:59 UTC*.____
>>> >
>>> >              - Election concludes at the Annual Meeting of the voting
>>> >         membership
>>> >              (week of 29 March 2015)*.____
>>> >
>>> >              * Unless altered following the Election Procedures.____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              Places to find details and (hopefully) answers to all your
>>> >              questions:____
>>> >
>>> >              - 2015 Board and Chair Election wiki-page:
>>> >         https://wiki.openstreetmap.__org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM___
>>> Team/Board_Elections_2015
>>> >         <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_
>>> Team/Board_Elections_2015>
>>> >              ____
>>> >
>>> >              - 2015 Annual Meeting Details/Agenda:
>>> >         https://docs.google.com/a/__hotosm.org/document/d/__
>>> 1PUyBevgpRxM3EGk7g4FqAYw7mj1eO__TUegJXY6PuVzwY/edit
>>> >         <https://docs.google.com/a/hotosm.org/document/d/
>>> 1PUyBevgpRxM3EGk7g4FqAYw7mj1eOTUegJXY6PuVzwY/edit>
>>> >              ____
>>> >
>>> >              - 2015 Board/Chair Election Procedures:
>>> >         https://docs.google.com/a/__hotosm.org/document/d/1K1TUa___
>>> 847Il1M3eVb1RMlONgqB5JusuO4HOj__2QbspIo/edit#
>>> >         <https://docs.google.com/a/hotosm.org/document/d/1K1TUa_
>>> 847Il1M3eVb1RMlONgqB5JusuO4HOj2QbspIo/edit#>
>>> >              ____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              A big Thank You to the current Board of Directors for
>>> >         another great
>>> >              HOT year! Thank you to my fellow Election Committee
>>> members
>>> >              (Heather, Severin and Boris) and again to our independent
>>> >         observer,
>>> >              Michael Collinson!____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              May the election favor HOT!____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              Sincerely,____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              Russell Deffner____
>>> >
>>> >              Chairperson for the Voting Members____
>>> >
>>> >         Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org <mailto:Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org>
>>> >         <mailto:Russell.Deffner at __hotosm.org
>>> >         <mailto:Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org>>____
>>> >
>>> >              Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)____
>>> >
>>> >         http://hot.openstreetmap.org/ ____
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >              __ __
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >              _________________________________________________
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>>> >         <mailto:HOT at openstreetmap.org <mailto:HOT at openstreetmap.org>>
>>> >         https://lists.openstreetmap.__org/listinfo/hot
>>> >         <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/hot>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> >
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>>> >
>>> >
>>>
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