The OTW is happy to announce that we have six highly qualified candidates who have stepped forward to fill four seats open on the Board this year, as we bid a grateful farewell to two members of the Board who have reached the end of their three-year terms, Rachel Barenblat and Sheila Lane, and to two members who have chosen to tender their resignations effective at the close of this year, citing personal reasons: Hele Braunstein and Allison Morris.
In alphabetical order by family name, our candidates are: Julia Beck, Naomi Novik, Lucy Pearson, Betsy Rosenblatt, Nikisha Sanders, and Jenny Scott-Thompson. Their personal statements will be available on the OTW Elections website beginning 17 October 2011.
We are currently working to schedule two one-hour chats with the candidates, open to all of our members and to the public. They will be held in the OTW public chatroom, accessible at this link: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/e79cc
The dates of the candidate chats will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. If you believe you may be unable to attend but have questions for the candidates, we encourage you to submit them via our contact form to our elections officer, Ira Gladkova, who will present them on your behalf. Transcripts of elections chats will be made available as both text and as screenshots on the elections website, shortly following each event.
Election voting will run from noon UTC on 16 November (What time is that where I live?) to noon UTC on 18 November (What time is that where I live?). Voting is restricted to current OTW members; this includes anyone who has made a donation of US$10 or more between 1 October 2010 and 17 October 2011. To renew your membership, visit http://transformativeworks.org/how-you-can-help/support.
Further information can be found on the OTW Elections website.