[WMCEE-l] Fwd: [Publicpolicy] Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

attolippip attolippip at gmail.com
Fri Apr 7 11:49:53 CEST 2017

Dear all,

Please find below a letter from the Board Election Committee about the
start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections. Please
share the information, consider it yourself and *please suggest to awesome
people* you know.

Best regards,
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv

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From: Joe Sutherland <jsutherland at wikimedia.org>
Date: 2017-04-07 3:15 GMT+03:00
Subject: [Publicpolicy] Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of
Trustees elections
To: Publicpolicy <Publicpolicy at lists.wikimedia.org>

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections Committee, I am
pleased to announce that self-nominations are now being accepted for the
2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.[1]

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is
ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia
Foundation,[2] so we value wide input into its selection. More information
about this role can be found at <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi
ki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees>. Please read the
letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates here: <

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April
20 (23:59 UTC) and occurring on Meta-Wiki at <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to
April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki at <

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections
Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to
beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on
the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be
used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are
inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of
the last.

* April 7 (00:00 UTC) - April 20 (23:59 UTC): Board nominations * April 7 -
April 20: Board candidates questions submission period
* April 21 - April 30: Board candidates answer questions
* May 1 - May 14: Board voting period
* May 15-19: Board vote checking
* May 20: Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections
for the following roles:

* Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
** There are five positions being filled. More information about this
election can be found at <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wi
* Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)

** One position is being filled.  More information about this election can
be found at <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_electi

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held
before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the
Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as
candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board
elections are announced.
More information on this year's elections can be found at  <
Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's
village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the
talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list,
<board-elections AT wikimedia.org>.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Board Election Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

PS. An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation at:

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_electio
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees

Joe Sutherland
Community Advocate
Wikimedia Foundation

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