Dear Chris and all,

What sorts of candidates are you looking for?  How are you directing your
search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good
candidates?  What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a Trustee
needs, or that would be effective on the Board?

The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also
extremely generic.  Given the current difficulties around strategy &
governance, more detail seems called for.


On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <>

> Dear Wikimedia friends,
> **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats**
> This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two
> members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.
> We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF
> board in this process.  Please help us by distributing this call for
> candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists,
> village pumps, and blogs.
> *Role of WMF Board members*
> The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight
> of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in
> detail here:
> Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the
> Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and
> governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though
> fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a
> significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in
> California or worldwide.
> *Nominations and selection process*
> Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki:
> If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of
> the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.
> Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be
> entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a
> statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may
> accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.
> The timeline for the selection process can be seen here:
> There is also a selection FAQ here:
>  Many thanks,
> Chris Keating
> Lorenzo Losa
> Lane Rasberry
> - Election Facilitators
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