Dear Patricio, Thank you for the information. I would be interested in an elaboration of the advantages and disadvantages of a community election, though.
Kind regards Ziko 2016-01-29 16:27 GMT+01:00 Patricio Lorente <patricio.lore...@gmail.com>: > Dear all, > > > I am happy to announce the Board intends to fill the open community Trustee > seat at our meeting this weekend. On Saturday, María Sefidari will accept > an appointment to the Board of Trustees, stepping into the third > community-nominated seat. The appointment will last the remainder of the > two year term, until Wikimania 2017. > > > Many of you know María. She previously served as a community-selected > Trustee from August 2013 to July 2015. In the most recent 2015 community > elections, she received the next highest support percentage, and highest > number of support votes. She was born and lives in Madrid, Spain, and has > been a contributor to the Wikimedia projects since 2006. She was a founding > member of Spanish Wikipedia's LGBT Wikiproject, Wikimedia España, and > Wikimujeres Grupo de Usuarias. She has also served on the Affiliations and > Individual Engagement Grants committees. María is passionate about the role > of diversity in our strategic efforts to retain and increase editorship, > and improving channels for community participation in Foundation governance > and policymaking. > > > We consulted with the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee before > deciding how to proceed in identifying a new Trustee. They offered > thoughtful feedback on the possible available options, and we’re grateful > for their considerations. ( > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015 > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_2015#2015_Foundation_Elections_Committee_thoughts_on_how_to_fill_the_vacancy_in_the_Board_after_the_removal_of_James_Heilman> > ) > > > We are certain many of you are wondering why we decided against holding > another election. We did consider the option, but the disadvantages > outweighed the benefits. The last election was well-attended, and still > quite recent. Holding a new election would take considerable time, and we > have important issues to address in the near future. It was important to us > that the community perspective is fully represented in these conversations, > without delay. We also didn’t want to distract from the affiliate Trustee > selection process, which is coming up soon. > > > I am excited by the dedication, compassion, and experience María brings to > the Board at a crucial time. We are confident she will serve our mission > with wisdom and grace. > > > Please join me in congratulating our friend María, and thanking her service > to our movement. > > > Patricio > > -- > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>