Foundation/Local Chapters/United States/Elections/2023
Election to the Board
What is the Board?
OpenStreetMap US is governed by a board of directors made up of five volunteer individuals. Three of the five positions are up for election this year. In 2022, OSM US membership passed a change to the bylaws that extended board member terms to 2 years instead of 1 and introduced the ability to staggered terms of service.
There are three board seats subject to this election. The board members who have terms expiring are:
- Daniela Waltersdorfer (not eligible to run this cycle)
- Minh Nguyễn (not eligible to run this cycle)
- Diane Fritz (eligible to run this cycle)
Board members that will continue to serve through 2024:
- Brian Sperlongano
- Adam Franco
2023 Election Schedule
- January 20, 2023 - Nominations Open
- January 23, 2023 - Town Hall with existing Board members & Annual Membership Meeting. Invitation sent via email to members.
- February 5 - Nominations close at 11:59 pm PST
- February 8 - Deadline for nominees to be members of OSM US by 11:59 pm PST
- Week of February 12 - Town Hall with Candidates
- February 17 - Deadline to become a voting member of OpenStreetMap US to vote by 11:59 pm PST
- February 19 - Voting Opens for OSM US voting members at Noon PST
- February 26 - Voting Closes at 11:59 pm PST
- February 27 - Board Announced
How do I vote?
At the beginning of the election period all voting members of OpenStreetMap US will receive a ballot link at their registered email address. You can join OpenStreetMap US and choose to be a voting member prior to the election week and by February 19. If you're not sure about your membership status or your registered email, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. But be sure to check your email - current members will have received a number of emails from OSM US reminding them to update their voting status! The Town Hall with candidates will be recorded.
- Nominations are now open until February 5. This wiki page has been provided for recording nominations.
- Nominees are encouraged (but not required) to provide position statements upon nomination via links on this wiki page, or a statement embedded in the table.
- A Nominee who withdraws should not remove their name from the wiki page, but rather clearly note that they decline by editing the page.
- Nominees membership status will be verified before the election starts. A nominee may become a member of OSM US at any time before February 8, 2023.
A valid nomination will include:
- A name posted on this wiki page. Manifestos will be optional this year but all candidates will be encouraged to join the live town hall to share their positions with the community.
- All of the above by February 5, 2023 (based on the wiki timestamp of the last edit)
- Independent verification of current membership by February 9 (this is not the responsibility of the Nominee)
|Nominee||Link to Position Statement||OSM US Member Since||Nominated By
(not required, you can nominate yourself!)
|Diane Fritz||January 2020||Steven Johnson|
If you need help adding yourself, please reach out to team @ openstreetmap.us!
- Only paid, voting members of OpenStreetMap US can vote. You must be a voting member or renew your membership by February 17, 2023.
- The election voting period will start on Sunday February 19 and end Sunday February 26.
- Paid OpenStreetMap US voting members will receive, via email, a unique link to a voting page. This will be sent to the email address associated with their entry in OSM US membership records.
- A member of the OSM US Governance Committee will monitor the election. The monitor shall not be a candidate for the OSM US board. They will have access to the voting website in order to verify that the vote has been correctly counted and reported.
- Tiebreaker: ranked choice voting prevents tiebreakers from occurring.
Candidate nomination will open January 20, 2023. Space will be provided below when nominations open!