Congratulations, María! I am sure your experience, sensibility and wisdom will be of great help for the Foundation at this difficult time.
Galileo On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > 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: 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>