Last Thursday, we announced the Board candidates for 2014. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be offering 3 ways to get to know them.
Manifestos and Bios
We asked each candidate to provide us with a bio that sums up their professional and fannish experience, as well as to write a manifesto about their goals for their term on the Board by answering the following questions:
- Why did you decide to run for election to the Board?
- What skills and/or experience would you bring to the Board?
- What goals would you like to achieve during your term?
- What is your experience of the OTW’s projects and how would you collaborate with the relevant committees to support and strengthen them? Please include AO3, TWC, Fanlore, our Legal Advocacy work and Open Doors, though feel free to emphasize particular areas you’re interested in.
- Choose two topics/issues that you think should be high priority for the OTW, both internally and externally. What do these topics mean to you and why do you value them? How will you make them a part of your service?
- What do you think the key responsibilities of a/the Board are? Are you familiar with the legal requirements for a US-based nonprofit board of directors?
- How would you balance your Board work with other roles in the OTW, or how do you plan to hand over your current roles to focus on Board work?
You can read both the candidates’ answers to these questions and their bios by clicking the links below.
Question & Answer (Q&A)
Candidates will also answer questions from the public. Anyone may submit questions via the Elections form. Please submit all questions by 23:59 UTC on October 19th. (What time is that where I live?) All three candidates will answer each question submitted, subject to the following restrictions:
- Questions must not be repeats of questions from the manifestos. This is to allow candidates to spend their time answering new questions.
- Similar questions will be grouped together so candidates don’t have to repeat themselves. Elections staff will decide which questions are similar enough to group.
- If you have a follow-up to a manifesto question, please specifically mention that it is a follow-up so it isn’t treated as a repeat.
Answers will be posted on October 28th.
There will be three public chats, each attended by two candidates and lasting 90 minutes. They are scheduled for:
- Wed October 29, 05:00 UTC – Soledad Griffin, Jessica Steiner (What time is that where I live?)
- Fri October 31, 00:01 UTC – Soledad Griffin, Margaret MacRae (What time is that where I live?)
- Sat November 01, 15:00 UTC – Jessica Steiner, Margaret MacRae (What time is that where I live?)
During these chats, OTW members and volunteers will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions not already covered in their manifestos, bios, and Q&A, as well as to ask individual questions of specific candidates. If anyone isn’t able to ask all their questions by the end of a given chat, you’ll have an hour to submit your questions via the Elections form.
We will announce the link to the chatroom when we post the Q&A responses. We hope that you can join us for one or all of these chats!