Foundation/Local Chapters/United States/Elections/2023

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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.

Board Vacancies

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
  • February 13 - Town Hall with Candidates - watch the recording here
  • February 17 - Deadline to become a member of OpenStreetMap US to vote by 11:59 pm PST
  • February 19 - Voting Opens for OSM US 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 17. If you're not sure about your membership status or your registered email, please get in touch with us at Town Hall with candidates will be recorded.


  • Nominations closed February 5. This wiki page was 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)

2023 Board Candidates - Nominations now closed

Candidate nomination opened January 20, 2023 and closed February 5. Thanks to all of the nominees!

2023 OpenStreetMap US Board Nominations
Nominee Link to Position Statement OSM US Member Since Nominated By

(not required, you can nominate yourself!)

Diane Fritz Position Statement January 2020 (confimed) Steven Johnson
James Crawford Position Statement February 2023 (confirmed)
Priyanka Miller Board Position Statement 2023 April 2022 January 2023 (confirmed)*
Matthew Whilden Position Statement January 2023 (confirmed)
Harrison Devine System-users-3.svghdevine825 (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Position Statement December 2022 (confirmed) Ariel Kadouri

*Initial membership signup in 2022 not processed due to either user or technical error.

Independent Observer

This year's election will be overseen by independent observer Emily Eros.


  • Only current 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.
  • OpenStreetMap US 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 ties from occurring.

See also