Humanitarian OSM Team/Board Elections 2017

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Humanitarian OSM Team Board elections 2017

Current Board of Directors

The current HOT Board of Directors are: Dale Kunce (Interim President), Jorieke Vyncke (Secretary), Katja Ulbert (Treasurer) and Heather Leson (Member at Large). See 'our board' page on the HOT site for descriptions. Board Meeting Minutes can be reviewed here

  • Note: Blake Girardot served as President until January 2017

Nominations for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Board of Directors

This election, three seats are up for election. Two seats will be for a full 2 year term, and one seat has 1 year remaining (vacated by Blake Girardot).

The nomination period for the Board of Directors closed at the end of 14 March 2017 (23:59 UTC). The election of the Board will be via ballot which voting members should receive by 27 March 2017. Contact the Chair or election committee if you do not receive your ballot. The ballot must be submitted by 14:00 UTC on April 10 2017 (48 hours prior to Annual Meeting) and election results will be read and ratified at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the HOT voting members on April 12 2017 at 14:00 UTC.

The nomination period is now closed.

Candidate Name Nominator /
Supporter(s)
Candidate
Nationality/Residence
Why are they awesome? Notes
Example Candidate Example Nominator Nationality/Residence Example Text OSM diary link
Kuo-Yu Chuang (slayer) Heather Leson Taiwan/Taiwan Kuo-Yu Chuang (a.k.a. slayer) is part of a cadre of OSM leaders in Taiwan who are making huge strides to connect communities and governments in mapping for disaster response. Over the years, I have collaborated with Slayer on various map and technical projects (professionally and personally). His style is thoughtful with a strong sense of humour. Having worked in Location-Based Service (LBS) and disaster response with ICT for years, including his startup, GeoThings, he has leadership roles in number of disaster management and open standards organizations. Slayer is one of the organizers of SOTM Taiwan and is an active community SOTM Asia. He has been a large supporter of HOT in Asia and would be a great addition to the Board for strategic planning on many fronts. OSM Diary
Ahasanul Hoque Pete Masters Bangladesh / Bangladesh I think Ahasan would be a great addition to the board for a number of reasons. Firstly, I am constantly impressed by his vision and commitment to the principles of open data and how it can bring benefit to local people. His energy in this is phenomenal and his approach impressive. Secondly, I am immensely proud of what he and his team have done with OSM Bangladesh. Having worked with Ahasan in 2015 in Dhaka I can attest to the staggering growth in this community (and not just in terms of numbers). Lastly, he has a wise head, a considered manner and is a pleasant person to be around. I am very happy to be the one to nominate him. OSM Diary
Pete Masters Claire Halleux / Jorieke Vyncke British / Scotland to be added OSM diary
Melanie Eckle Martin Dittus / Blake Girardot Germany/German Melanie Eckle is a candidate with a unique profile. On one hand she is an early-stage GIS researcher with an impressive track record and a focus on HOT. In this role she is already a unique bridge between HOT and many international research communities, and her input and connections will be invaluable when we seek to form deeper and more impactful partnerships with a wide range of institutions. Her own research is rigorous and evidence-based, and reflects a deep understanding of HOT as a social and technical platform, with a specific focus on the human experience of mappers and its impact on HOT outcomes. Melanie has also spent time in Nepal, where she did HOT research in partnership with KLL. Additionally, she has been an important driver behind the disastermappers heidelberg, a young organisation that has already had impact beyond their means, and she has significant experience in community settings and volunteering. In person she always comes across as approachable, curious, supportive, and compassionate; a rare disposition for such an accomplished profile. For these reasons, I think she is uniquely qualified to represent HOT on an international stage. OSM Diary

Current Chairperson for the Voting Members

The current Chairperson is Mikel Maron. Membership Meeting Minutes can be reviewed Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Meetings#Meetings_of_the_Voting_Membership

Nominations for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Chair

We elect one person for the Chair for the Voting Members. The nomination and the election of the Chair will follow the schedule of the Board as detailed above.

The nomination period is now closed.

Candidate Name Nominator /
Supporter(s)
Candidate
Nationality/Residence
Why are they awesome? Notes
Mikel Maron Heather Leson American/US Mikel provides consistent and positive leadership for HOT membership. In addition to his contributions on the HOT Governance Working Group,he mentors and support various leaders and projects within HOT. OSM Diary

Past Elections

See the main page of HOT Board Elections for information on past elections.