Thanks for the update, Christophe!

Alice, I am so glad that you are staying for another term! Thank you so
much for your dedication and commitment :)

And last but not least, thank you Guy, for sharing with us your vast
experience and unique perspective. I really appreciate that. Hope that we
will meet again soon.


El vie., 23 de dic. de 2016 a la(s) 17:04, Christophe Henner <> escribió:

> Hi everyone,
> Last week, at our December meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> Trustees made some decisions regarding the two Board terms expiring at the
> end of this year. Alice Wiegand sought and received reappointment for a
> term which will end at Wikimania 2018. Guy Kawasaki decided not to seek
> reappointment, and will complete his term at the end of December.
> Alice joined the Board in 2012 when she was selected to serve in one of the
> two affiliate-selected board seats. She was subsequently appointed to fill
> one of the four appointed expert seats, and will be completing her first
> full term in that role this month. Alice lives in Germany, and has been
> involved with German Wikipedia since 2004 and Wikimedia Deutschland since
> 2008. Her unique background brings an important perspective on matters
> related to the Wikimedia communities, strategy development, organizational
> structuring, and executive accounting and assessment. Given her skills,
> experience in the movement, and working knowledge of recent Board history,
> we felt it was important to retain her presence for an additional term.
> The Board appreciates Guy’s commitment to Wikimedia and the input he
> provided while serving on the Board. Guy joined the Board in 2015 when he
> was selected to fill one of the four appointed expert seats. A prominent
> figure in Silicon Valley, Guy has brought a unique perspective to the
> challenges and opportunities the Board has considered during his term. Even
> though we only worked together for a short time, I enjoyed his fresh point
> of view that forced us to step out of our comfort zone, and reconsider
> things we've done for years. In a time of evolution, the value from those
> questions was really high.
> Alice's new appointment will last 1.5 years as opposed to 2 years[1]. We
> have asked Alice to serve a term which ends at Wikimania 2018 (instead of
> in December 2018) to help consolidate Board transitions to the annual
> meeting at Wikimania, rather than spread throughout the year. Our hope is
> this shift will support a more effective onboarding process for new
> members.
> We will provide more information in January on our plans for filling the
> vacancy now left by Guy's departure, as well as the other vacancies on the
> Board. Until then, I invite you to join me in congratulating Alice on her
> reappointment, and thanking Guy for his service to Wikimedia.
> Congratulations, Alice, and thank you, Guy!
> As 2016 comes to an end, please allow me to take a moment and thank all of
> you, on behalf of the Board, for your support, efforts, and contributions
> this past year. We overcame many hurdles together and achieved many
> collaborative accomplishments. I am confident that we will make 2017 an
> amazing year. I am looking forward to continuing to work with all of you as
> we come together in service of the movement in new ways. There is still
> much to achieve and hurdles to overcome, but, together, we have what it
> takes.
> On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,
> Christophe Henner, Chair
> PS. An on-wiki version of this message is available for translation:
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