[IMPORTANT] Council Elections - H1 2019 - please read

(Chiorean Ioana) #1


As usually we don’t do short-cuts for this types of announcements. If you consider yourself an active Mozilla Rep, please read the full text, reflect on its contents and do take action.

Intro to Elections

The Mozilla Reps program has been a volunteer driven program from the beginning. This spirit continues today too as the core governing body of the program, the Council, is designed to be an elected body with new members chosen by all Reps every six months.

More background about the history of the Council and its structure can be found here .

Available positions:

The time has come for a new round of elections and this time 4 positions need to be filled for the next 12 months term and one position for a 6 months term (read here why) . So without further ado, we congratulate our amazing council members that end their term:

:mortar_board: @Mte90
:mortar_board: @yomanpatil - seat taken to finish Edoardo’s term
:mortar_board: @irvin
:mortar_board: @Mermi
:mortar_board: @mudongo_oarabile

We thank them for all their leadership, their commitment and their hard work, and we hope they will support the next members to be effective leaders of the Reps community.

Nominations are open!

So if you are a Mozilla Rep who has had experience mentoring (ie. being a Mentor/took the coaching training) or attended one of the Participation/Open Innovation Cohort’s events as Invitee of this team, you are eligible to self-nominate yourself as candidates for a Council seat.

Simply put, eligible reps are:

  • All Reps Mentors
  • All Reps that have participated in events organized by the Participation team (Community Gatherings, Leadership Summit, Mozfest (as part of the speakers there or with Open Innovation) and All Hand Attendees with the Participation/Open Innovation team)

Having now some experience in organizing these elections we promote our clear skillsets and commitment needed for a Council member. Also, analyzing the activity from previous years we were able to identify clearer responsibilities and accountability criteria. All of these are documented in Tasks and Responsibilities of Council Members and in Election/Designation of Council Members . Full versions of this can be found in “What’s the Council skillset and the commitment needed? ” Discourse post.

Next steps and timeline

HOW TO APPLY: Add yourself to the Reps Portal Event and when the call for nomination closes stay close to the announcements (be available online to receive mails) . Additionally, we ask you to update your reports on the Reps Portal to make sure everything is up to date once voters will look at your profile.

All times in 9:00 PM UTC.

  • 23.03.2019 - Call for Nominees starts (6 days)
  • 29.03.2019 - Call for Nominees closes
  • 01.04.2019 - Q&A starts on Discourse (1 week)
    • 02.04.2019 - Nominees Q&A Town Hall Timezone 1
    • 04.04.2019 - Nominees Q&A Town Hall Timezone 2
    • 07.04.2019 - Deadline for answers in Discourse Q&A
  • 08.04.2019 - Voting starts (1 week)
  • 15.04.2019 - Voting closes
  • 16.04.2019 - Onboarding begins
    Full timeline can be found in the Github issue.

This is an exciting time for the Reps program and our role as Reps to help Mozilla build a better web has never been as critical.

Thank you all for being part of this!

On behalf of Mozilla Reps Peers and Council,
Ioana ‍

PS: Don’t hesitate to contact me or the Peers body with any concerns, advises or questions you might have! For any urgent and actionable feedback please send it in the next 6 days to be able to analyze it and if needed incorporate it in the next steps.

PPS: We have two townhalls prepared coming it:


(Michael Kohler) #2

Thanks to everyone who stepped up and nominated themselves for the next Council elections. The nomination process is closed and we are currently checking all nominees for eligibility and criteria. The official candidates will be announced before the Town Hall tomorrow - together with the start of the Q&A period.

If you nominated yourself, please join the Town Halls: Reserve the dates - Council Elections Spring 2019 - Town Halls