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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback: Board of
Trustees elections so far. The Movement Strategy and Governance team
suggested another question was still under discussion. As of today, we
announce the last key question:
How should affiliates participate in elections?
Affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia movement. Two seats of
the Board of Trustees due to be filled this year were filled in 2019
through the Affiliate-selected Board seats process. A change in the Bylaws
removed the distinction between community and affiliate seats
This leaves the important question: How should affiliates be involved in
the selection of new seats?
The question is broad in the sense that the answers may refer not just to
the two seats mentioned, but also to other, Community- and
Affiliate-selected seats. The Board is hoping to find an approach that will
both engage the affiliates and give them actual agency, and also optimize
the outcomes in terms of selecting people with top skills, experience,
diversity, and wide community's support.
The Board of Trustees is seeking feedback about this question especially,
although not solely, from the affiliate community. Everyone is invited to
share proposals and join the conversation in the Call for Feedback
channels. In addition to collecting online feedback, the Movement Strategy
and Governance team will organize several video calls with affiliate
members to collect feedback. These calls will be at different times and
Due to the late addition of this third question, the Call will be extended
until 16 February.
Join the conversation.
Movement Strategy and Governance
Jackie Koerner (she/her) Communication Specialist, Movement Strategy and
Governance Location: Midwestern US (UTC-6)
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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