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Composition of the Board of Trustees

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The composition of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is currently set by Article IV, section 3 of the Wikimedia Foundation bylaws, which establish that the Board should include eight Community-and-Affiliate selected trustees, one "Community Founder" seat held by Jimmy Wales, and seven seats appointed by the rest of the Board for "specific expertise". This format was set in 2020 (see Board Expansion 2020), before which there were a smaller number of members.

One new Community-and-Affiliate seat will be selected in 2021 and the remaining two will be added in 2022 to fulfill the Board Expansion 2020.


Proposals to change Board composition[edit]

In 2015, the Board held a consultation on the composition of the Board, during which several proposals were put forth.

In 2016, Board member Dariusz Jemielniak (User:Pundit) presented a proposal to make all Board seats elected by the community.[1]