Von den Mitgliedsorganisationen gewählte Sitze des Board of Trustees/2019/Nominierungen/Gerald Shields

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Porträt des Kandidaten
Gerald Shields, inspiriert von Minerva


Gerald Shields



Fragen für alle Kandidaten - Fragen an diese Kandidaten, die sich nicht auf die anderen Kandidaten beziehen


  • Ich weiß, dass mir meine Erfahrungen in Kontinentalchina, Mexiko und Australien helfen, meine Erkenntnisse in den Wikimedia 2030 Plan einzubringen.
  • Indem ich mich auf entstehende Gemeinschaften engagieren, wie für Globaler Süden, LGBQT+, Kunst+Feminismus und Farbige, möchte ich anhaltendes Wachstum in den Leserzahlen und vor allem in den Bearbeitungen unsere Wikimedia-Projekte sehen. Dies dient der Inklusivität und der Bildungsmission.
  • Die Strategischen Arbeitsgruppen für Partnerschaft und Kapazität sind essentiell um zukünfig alle Wikimedia-Projekte zu erhalten und zu erweitern (increased focus in needed ?).
  • During the 2018 WikiConference North America, I was interviewed by a German vlogger. I said that Wikimedia should increase support to the Global South to improve access. It would be an incremental improvement in our user base. This would be a step in the correct direction to fulfill Wikimedia's Mission Statement.

This is my final statement. Thank you for all of the translations.


Allgemeine Aktivitäten

  • Derzeit bin ich an Anwalt in Steuersachen.
I have experience with dealing with complex taxation issues. This would translate well as a member of the board because the board has to set priorities based on financial constraints. There I have found resolutions of complex problems, based on relative truths.
  • Im Moment arbeite ich für eine Abteilung US-Finanzministeriums.
Even though I am employed full-time, I am able to attend the various meetings the Board will hold.
  • Currently, I am the Treasurer and Steward of a Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union.
I keep the NTEU chapter's financial books and records.
  • Currently, I am a Major in the Maryland Defense Force in the Judge Advocate Corps.
I drafted policies, such as the informal administrative investigations policy, which were were later adopted.
  • I was a Town Councilmember of the Town of Berwyn Heights.
As a non-partisan political position, I lead the town in Parks and Recreation, of which the town earned the Banner City status for the first time.
  • I was the Financial Secretary of a Knights of Columbus chapter.
This activity gave me hands-on operating experience with the day-to-day activities of a large organization. That practical experience is the basis of understanding any organization’s constraints.
  • I am active in two maker spaces.


  • Since 2013, I have been documenting the efforts at Women in the Arts Edit-a-thons, Art + Feminism edit-a-thons, and WikiConferences.
  • I was involved with SpaceBlimp 7, which carried a copy of English Wikipedia into near orbit on April 14, 2018 from Strasburg, Virginia.
  • In 2015, I was the DC Wikimedia chapter's Volunteer of the Year.
  • As part of the New York Times article "Museum Welcomes Wikipedia", I was interviewed for my work with Wikipedia on feminism and on North Korea.
  • I was the volunteer Wikimedia DC event promotion coordinator.
  • Ich bin auf Wikimedia Commons sehr aktiv. Meine Arbeit dort geht über alle Kulturen und Sprachen hinaus. Hinterlassen Sie mir ein Kommentar auf meiner Bildergallerie..


Ich kann als Mitglied der Wikimedia DC dieses Amt ausüben und möchte weiter meinen Beitrag leisten.



We at AfroCROWD are fans of Gerald Shields, his passion for the Wikimedia community, and his dedication to the inclusion of all people both in content and content creation in Wikimedia projects. Shanluan (talk) 14:42, 27 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

San Diego Wikimedians User Group

On behalf of San Diego Wikimedians User Group, it is my humble pleasure to extend our endorsement to Gerald Shields. He is an overall positive contributor to the Wikimedia projects that he has given his time and efforts to. In person, he is a civil and affable individual, who in our opinion is a worthy individual to take on the task of being a member of the board of the Wikimedia Foundation.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 11:49, 29 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]