Foundation/Local Chapters/United States/Elections/2024

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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. Two of the five positions are up for election in 2024.

Board Vacancies

There are two board seats subject to this election. The board members who have terms expiring are:

  • Brian Sperlongano (eligible to run this cycle)
  • Adam Franco (eligible to run this cycle)

Board members that will continue to serve through 2025:

  • Diane Fritz
  • Matthew Wilden
  • Priyanka Miller

2024 Election Schedule (all deadlines in EST)

  • October 11, 2023 - Member Town Hall
  • January 19, 2024 - Info session with existing board members at Mapping USA
  • January 20, 2024 - Nominations Open
  • February 4, 2024 - Nominations close at 11:59 pm EST
  • February 10, 2024 - Deadline for nominees to be members of OSM US by 11:59 pm EST
  • February 15, 2024 - Town Hall with Candidates from 6pm-7pm EST. Register here!
  • February 17, 2024 - Deadline to become a member of OpenStreetMap US to vote by 11:59 pm EST
  • February 18, 2024 - Voting Opens for OSM US members at Noon EST
  • February 25, 2024 - Voting Closes at 11:59 pm EST
  • February 26, 2024 - 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 close February 4. This wiki page will provide a space 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 10, 2024.

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 4, 2024 (based on the wiki timestamp of the last edit)
  • Independent verification of current membership by February 11 (this is not the responsibility of the Nominee)

2024 Board Candidates - Nominations closed February 4, 2024

Candidate nominations were open from January 20, 2024 until 11:59pm EST February 4, 2024. If a nominee chooses to withdraw, please leave your name on the page and add (Withdrawn) after it. Candidates - Position statements are optional but encouraged. Please post a link to your position statement no later than February 4.

There will be a Candidate Town Hall on February 15 from 6-7pm EST. Nominees should plan to attend, and voters are encouraged to join as well! Register here.

2024 OpenStreetMap US Board nominations
RESULTS Nominee / candidate Link to position statement
(optional but encouraged)
OSM US member since Membership Confirmed Nominated by
(optional – self-nominations welcome)
Elected Levente Juhász System-users-3.svgjlevente (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Position Statement February 2019 Yes Daniela Waltersdorfer
Not elected Nicholas Hudanich OSM Edits Contributions Heatmap Position Statement February 2024 Yes
Elected Harrison Devine System-users-3.svghdevine825 (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Position Statement December 2022 Yes


  • Only current members of OpenStreetMap US can vote. You must be a voting member or renew your membership by February 17, 2024.
  • The election voting period will start on Sunday February 18 and end Sunday February 25.
  • 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.


The membership elected Levente Juhász and Harrison Devine, who will each serve two year terms. Thanks to the outgoing board members and candidates!!