Affiliate-selected Board seats/2016/Call for Candidates

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Dear Wikimedia friends,

Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats

This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board.

We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF board in this process. Please help us by distributing this call for candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs.

Role of WMF Board members

The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in detail here: and in the Board handbook.

Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in California or worldwide.

Nominations and selection process

Nominations should be posted here. If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of the election facilitators who will be happy to assist.

Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016.

The timeline for the selection process can be seen here. There is also a selection FAQ

Many thanks,

Chris Keating, Lorenzo Losa, Lane Rasberry - Election Facilitators