[HOT] HOT Board and Chair Elections

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 11:13:53 UTC 2015


hi Kate, all,

I've added a new table to that wiki page so that people with an interest in
the Board elections, and a statement posted somewhere, can put themselves
forward as candidates looking for nomination. So far that's Dale and myself.

It's really good to see Mark and Dale put forward their ideas about HOT and
the Board - I'd urge as many people as possible to do the same, and to do
it as quickly as possible. Let's get discussing what we want the Board to
be doing and where we want the organisation to be going.

As a side note, I think that this practice of putting up your ideas and
looking for nominators is also how we should be running the new member
intake. If you're not a voting member, but would like to be, please tell us
why long before the next intake is scheduled to finish.

Cheers, Joseph



On 5 March 2015 at 05:48, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org> wrote:

> 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@
>>>> 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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>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
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