Dear all, after a successful FOSS4G and northern hemisphere summer break, it’s time to take the OSGeo Foundation Board Elections.
The nominations for the OSGeo Board of Directors [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Election_2016#Board_Election started Wednesday 7th]. Please take a minute to understand what the board [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Director_Responsibilities actually does]. A director should plan to spend several hours a week on OSGeo business in order to do a good job. The current board members will know best.
To nominate a candidate for the board please first confirm with the person that they would like to stand for election as a Board member. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org CCing the candidate by [http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20160920T235959&p0=136&msg=OSGeo+Board+of+Directors+nominalizations+2016&font=cursive 12:00 GMT on Tuesday 20.09.2016] consisting of:
– name and e-mail
– current country of residence
– a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good
Remember that only Charter Members are eligible for a seat on the Board and for voting but that *anybody* can *nominate* a board member.
Last year was asked, after public nomination, to write to the Discuss mailing list some kind of manifesto about their plans for their term. This is not mandatory at all but a good starting point for discussions and to let the community know what are your ideas about the Foundation.