The Affiliates Committee comprises volunteers selected for their enthusiasm and their skills in community organising, cross-cultural communication, reviewing bylaws, and providing governance advice for emerging organisations. There are currently ten voting members with terms of two years each; the terms are arranged so that half of the seats are up for election every year.
Voting members of the Committee are helped by an unspecified number of non-voting advisers, either appointed by the Board of Trustees (known as Board liaisons) or by the Committee itself. Advisers provide the Committee with on-the-ground experience, language skills, and governance advice, and are able to take part in discussions on an internal wiki and a non-public mailing list.
Certain Wikimedia Foundation staff members are also actively present on the Affiliations Committee's non-public mailing list and internal wiki acting as liaisons and providing insight and advice when needed. They are not formal members of the committee, and are present at the request of the Wikimedia Foundation and with permission from voting members of the committee.
If you'd like to be a voting member of the Committee, please leave a note on the talk page, and you'll be notified when seats become available. The next selection is scheduled for the end of 2015, with new members joining the Committee in early 2016. New members and advisers may be added mid-term, as well.
|Member||Languages||Location (time zone)||Term end||Role|
|Anirudh Singh Bhati||hi-N, en-4, gu-2, km-1||Cambodia, Asia (UTC+7:00)||December 31, 2016|
|Ting Chen||de-?, zh-?, en-?, fr-?||Germany, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||December 31, 2016|
|Carlos Colina||es-N, en-5, lad-4, pt-4, de-3, he-3, ca-2, guc-2, af-2, it-2||Israel, Asia (UTC+2/UTC+3)||December 31, 2017||Chair|
|Kirill Lokshin||en-N, ru-N, fr-1||United States, North America (UTC-5/UTC-4)||December 31, 2016||Vice-Chair|
|Emna Mizouni||ar-N, en-3, fr-3, es-1||Tunisia, Africa (UTC+1)||December 31, 2017|
|Tanweer Morshed||bn-N, en-4, de-1||Bangladesh, Asia (UTC+6)||December 31, 2017|
|Salvador Alcántar Morán||es-N, en-3, de-2||Mexico, North America (UTC-6)||December 31, 2017|
|Ganesh Paudel||ne-N, en-3, hi-4, bh-2, mai-2, sa-2, bn-1||Nepal, Asia (UTC+5:45)||December 31, 2016|
|Manuel Schneider||als-N, d-N, en-4, fr-1, sv-1, he-0||Germany, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||December 31, 2016|
|Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight||en-N, es-3, fr-2, sr-2||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||December 31, 2017|
|Emily Temple-Wood||en-N, fr-3, ar-1, ko-1, es-1||United States, North America (UTC-6/UTC-5)||December 31, 2016|
|Galileo Vidoni||es-N, en-3, fr-2, it-2, pt-1||Argentina, South America (UTC-3)||December 31, 2017|
|Adviser||Languages||Location (time zone)||Term end||Extra|
|Bence Damokos||hu-N, en-3, hr-2, et-1, it-1, sr-1||Hungary, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||December 31, 2016|
|Lodewijk Gelauff||nl-N, en-3, de-2, fr-1||The Netherlands, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||December 31, 2016|
|Maria Sefidari||es-N, en-4, fr-3, pt-1, it-1||Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||Board Liaison|
|Natalia Tymkiv||uk-N, en-4, ru-4||Ukraine, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||Board Liaison|
|Asaf Bartov||—||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||—||Staff observer|
|Jaime Anstee||—||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||—||Staff Liaison (Lead)|
|Edward Galvez||—||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||—||Staff Liaison|
|Stephen LaPorte||—||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||—||Staff Liaison (Legal)|
|Winifred Olliff||—||United States, North America (UTC-8/UTC-7)||—||Staff observer|
|Delphine Ménard||—||Germany, Europe (UTC+1/UTC+2)||—||Staff observer|
|Nathan Carter||2006–2012||founding member|
|Łukasz Garczewski||2006–2008||founding member|
|Austin Hair||2006–2012||founding member, former Chair|
|Hari Prasad Nadig||2006–2008||founding member|
|Delphine Ménard||2006–2012||founding member, former Chair, non-voting adviser until July 2016, staff observer|
|Andrew Withworth||2007–2010||former Vice-Chair|
|Michael Bimmler||2008–2009||also a non-voting adviser between 2007–2008|
|Miloš Rančić||2009–2010||also a non-voting adviser between 2008–2009 and 2010–2012|
|Lodewijk Gelauff||2009-2014||currently a non-voting adviser (see above)|
|Vladimir Medeyko||2010–2012||also a non-voting adviser between 2012-2013|
|Bence Damokos||2010-2014||former Chair, currently a non-voting adviser (see above)|
|Tomasz Kozłowski||2012–2013||also a non-voting adviser for a few months in 2013|
|Maria Sefidari||2012–2013||former Treasurer (2012–2013), also a Board liaison between 2013–2014|
|Tanvir Rahman||2013-2015||former Secretary|
|Gregory Varnum||2013-2015||former Vice-Chair|
|Cynthia Ashley-Nelson||2014||former Vice-Chair|
|Andrew Lih||2006–2008||founding member|
|Arne Klempert||2006–2008 and 2012–2013||founding member and also a Board liaison between 2010–2012|
|Michael Bimmler||2007–2008||also a voting member between 2008–2009|
|Frieda Brioschi||2007–2009||Board liaison|
|Oscar Van Dillen||2007–2008|
|Miloš Rančić||2008–2009 and 2010–2012||also a voting member between 2009–2010|
|Ting Chen||2009–2010||Board liaison and currently a voting member|
|Kat Walsh||2009–2010||Board liaison|
|Samuel Klein||2010–2012||Board liaison|
|Bishakha Datta||2010–2013||Board liaison|
|Patricio Lorente||2012–2014||Board liaison|
|Tomasz Kozłowski||2013||also a voting member between 2012–2013|
|Maria Sefidari||2013–2014||Board liaison and also a voting member between 2012–2013|
|Jan-Bart de Vreede||2014–2015||Board liaison|
|Dr. James Hellman||2015||Board liaison|
- Current voting members marked in green; former in light green.
- Current non-voting advisers marked in gold (yellow-orange); former non-voting advisers in light orange (peach).
- Current Board of Trustees liaisons marked in powder blue; former liaisons in sky (lighter) blue.
- Current Wikimedia Foundation staff liaisons marked in red; former liaisons in light red.