I forgot to add that one of the benefits of having elections scheduled every year is that if a community-elected member departs from the board in the first year of their term, then it's simple to have another seat elected in the next cycle to fill the remainder of that term..
Pine On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm glad we're thinking about how to improve Board elections, including > about possible screening for COI issues early in the election process. > > Thinking also about Board composition, what if we changed Jimmy's seat to > another community-elected seat, and ran elections for what would be 4 > community-elected seats every year with 2 seats elected each year for 2 > year terms? I think that a standing Elections Committee might be able to > facilitate this kind of cycle. > > Also worth considering: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees/Thinking_about_the_WMF_Board_composition > > Pine > > On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 5:18 AM, Anders Wennersten < > m...@anderswennersten.se> wrote: > >> Den 2016-04-09 kl. 12:51, skrev Fæ: >> >>> leaving your seat should be made to appear like a >>> royal abdication or the result of failure. >>> >>> Yes, another option to secure a continuity of members in the board would >> be to accept resignations will occur and then have the community election >> to end formally in a number of "reserves". and that these reserves are to >> be elected by the Board if resignation occurs. >> As the community election today only gives three candidates for the >> Board to elect (or reject), the number four must be seen as a runner up, to >> be selected by the Board if they do not approve any of the first three. >> This reasoning was also reflected in the stating by the election community >> in early January and the election of Maria as a replacement for James by >> the Board. To extend the same reasoning this time is stretching it a bit >> far, time since last election is further away, and number five in the >> election has at least by me never been seen as a runnerup. If the Board in >> their selection after a community election were to reject two candidates I >> would consider a reelection more relevant then to go further down the list . >> >> But a bylection is quite costly to set up and run centrally and also for >> the whole community. So perhaps we should be broadminded in thinking how >> could fill the empty seat after Danny >> >> >> Anders >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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>