Humanitarian OSM Team/Board Elections September
Humanitarian OSM Team Board Vacant Seat Elections 2020
Current Board of Directors
The current HOT Board of Directors are: Miriam Gonzalez, Ben Abelshausen, Gertrude "Trudy" Hope Namitala, Rasauf A Baki Billah, Rob Baker, and Felix Delattre. See 'Board' page on the HOT site for descriptions. Board Meeting Minutes can be reviewed here
|Nominations||September 14, 2020 - September 25, 2020 at 23:59 UTC|
|Discussion (Question and Answer) period
(A candidate forum will be organized by the Board of Directors during this period)
|September 26, 2020 - October 9, 2020 at 23:59 UTC|
|Ballots distributed and voting period begins||October 10, 2020|
|Voting period ends||October 16, 2020 at 23:59 UTC|
Board Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||Percentage of Vote|
|Pro Joel E. Umeuduji||22||19.64%|
Bold indicates newly elected board member
Nominations for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Board of Directors
With Pete Masters stepping down from the board, there will be a need to fill this vacancy for the remainder of this term, due to expire at the Annual General Meeting in 2020
The nomination period for the Board of Directors will close at 23:59 on 25th September 2020
Thinking of nominating someone (or yourself) for a Board position? Read the HOT Board Primer first, and add your nominees below.
The nomination period begins on September 14th, 2020 and will close at 23:59 UTC 25th September 2020.
|Candidate Name||Nominator /
|Why are they an excellent choice?||Candidate statement|
Mikko Tamura (@mapbeks)
Feye Andal (@feyeandal)
David Garcia (@mapmakerdavid)
Because he has proven himself to be a CHAMPION for diverse communities (fisherfolk, farmers, LGBT, women, mental health, bikers, IP). If we wish to accomplish to our targets for the Audacious Project, I believe that we need someone who has the ethos, heart, the grit, and the technical expertise to push forward our mission and vision.
Prof Joel E. Umeuduji
Victor N. Sunday
Victor Chukwuma Ezugwu
Joel Umeudui is a HOT Voting Member and a member of Unique Mappers OpenStreetMap Nigeria Community. He has the necessary competency to contribute positively at HOT Board. He has supported and contributed to the growth and expansion of OpenStreetMap in Nigeria. As a nominee from the academic, he will bring the rare values of professional, research and public service experience to the board.
Member questions for board nominees
|Arnalie||What are your opinions on a board member applying for a staff position, and a previous staff applying for board position?|
|Arnalie||How will your election to the board eliminate racism or support anti-racism in geospatial work/narratives related to HOT (projects, publicity materials, etc)?|
|Enock||What's your take on HOT overwriting local OSM commuities with existing volunteer efforts before a project by creating HOT <City/Country>; and how do you envision the structure of new local/country chapters to be created as part of the Audacious project?|
|Enock||How would you address conflicting issues arising between HOT <Country> vs OSM <Country>?|
|Pete||Having been a board member, I know that there are a lot of competing issues for the board's attention (especially now with Audacious happening). Also, there are almost always community members who think the board should be doing more (and this may be true). Additionally, candidates rightly identify areas of work that they want to focus on personally as a board member. To deliver on all of this potentially leads to a massive time and energy commitment from the board as volunteers. So, question for the candidates: how would they approach prioritisation of board work / duties?|
See the main page of HOT Board Elections for information on past elections.