Establish alternates who are non-voting members but are in the wings waiting to 
fill vacancies.  It’s a win-win.

Betty  (Atsme)


> On Apr 10, 2016, at 4:02 AM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Two community elected members every 1.5 years would be a good. Three could
> than be elected if someone steps down.
> 
> James
> 
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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
>>>> 
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