I kind of like this idea, this would make the transision for new people
much easier with those who already have experience to help them along if
that makes sense...
As for the number of trustees, I do like the fact that there's an odd
number on the current board so that there can't be a locked decision.
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Brad Cowan wrote:
> Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:03:57 -0400
> From: Brad Cowan <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
> On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 10:15 -0500, Grant Goodyear wrote:
> > Ideally, I'd like to have trustee elections finished by 16 May. Of
> > course, that means we need to decide how to handle the elections.
> > Here's a proposal:
> > 1. Trustee wannabees need to e-mail -nfp with a statement to that
> > effect. Any eligible foundation member may run for a trustee
> > position. The deadline for announcing candidacy is one week prior
> > to the beginning of voting.
> > 2. A ballot containing the names of all candidates will be assembled
> > which essentially just has a check box for each name.
> > 3. Voting will last for one week.
> > 4. All candidates who reach or surpass a threshold of 50% yes votes
> > are thereby elected as trustees.
> > 5. In the case that fewer than four trustees are elected outright (I believe
> > that by NM law there needs to be a president, a secretary, a
> > treasurer, and possibly something else?), then the top four vote
> > recipients are elected as trustees.
> > Notice that I didn't say that it was necessarily a good proposal. I'd
> > like to avoid needing an initial vote on how many trustees are needed,
> > so this proposal deliberately leaves the number of trustees that one
> > wants to vote for up to the individual members. The threshold of 50%
> > was picked entirely at random. Better ideas cheerfully accepted!
> This seems reasonable to me, but I have a few small questions. Has
> the number of trustees been decided? ie...are we sticking with the
> current number or possibly less? Also, what about having say 2 year
> terms with elections held every year, essentially splitting up the
> trustees so that there's no possibility that all be voted out at once?
> This would allow a continuous "voice" of the board.
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