[Talk-us] Chapter Board Elections

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Jul 30 18:13:00 UTC 2013

the board is currently 5 members. i don't off the top of my head recall 
if that's
in the bylaws or part of the standing rules (things specified in the 
standing rules
are much easier to change.)

On 7/30/13 1:56 PM, Kathleen Danielson wrote:
> Hi Martijn (and other board members),
> Can you talk about the responsibilities of the board as well as the 
> time commitment that is expected? That would be helpful for people who 
> are considering running.
> And the board is limited at 5 members, is that correct?
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org 
> <mailto:m at rtijn.org>> wrote:
>     Hi talk-us,
>     Here's a brief update from the Chapter Board on the upcoming
>     elections. As you know, the board is elected on a one year
>     mandate. Our term ends on October 13 of this year. This is still a
>     little while away, but we'd like all of you to think about the
>     next year of the OSM US Chapter, and who should be on the board to
>     represent you.
>     Perhaps you are thinking of yourself? You should be! Being on the
>     board does not require superhero skills, just a dedication to
>     OpenStreetMap in the United States and a determination to put your
>     ideas into action.
>     If you want to nominate yourself for a position on the board, head
>     over to
>     http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters/United_States/Elections/2013
>     and add yourself. It helps a lot if you write a brief manifesto,
>     outlining why you want to be on the board and what you would aim
>     to accomplish. This will help voters make an informed choice.
>     We have more voting members than ever before (thanks in part to
>     the membership drives around the previous SOTM US conferences) so
>     the upcoming elections should be interesting and important!
>     We will continue to follow up with more details about the
>     elections as they emerge. In the mean time, don't hesitate to
>     voice your questions or concerns here or at board at openstreetmap.us
>     <mailto:board at openstreetmap.us>.
>     On behalf of the OSM US chapter board,
>     -- 
>     Martijn van Exel
>     President
>     http://oegeo.wordpress.com/
>     http://openstreetmap.us/
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