Affiliate-selected Board seats
During even-numbered years, the Wikimedia chapters and thematic organizations select two members for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. This practice started with the Board restructuring of 2008, where the Board established the "chapter-selected Board seats." The Wikimedia chapters selected two members in 2008, 2010, and 2012.
Starting with 2014, consistent with the proposed change to the WMF bylaws, this process has been modified to include thematic organizations in addition to chapters. Despite the name "affiliate-selected Board seats," user groups are not eligible to participate. Following July 2015's resolution, since 2016 the term of trustees seats is 3 years.
The affiliate-selected Board seats process is governed by a resolution of the chapters and thematic organizations, adopted on March 1, 2014.
Next selection process
The next selection process will take place in 2016.