This page is for the election of the 18th Board of Directors of HCoop, Inc. Nominations shall be done in our usual wiki style. Voting shall be done through the HCoop portal. You may see last year's election results at Election2021 or summarized on the BoardOfDirectors website.
This election is governed by articles 3 and 4 of our HcoopBylaws. All current members in good standing may vote for three candidates to replace the three outgoing board members in classes 1 and 3, whose terms expire on April 11, 2022. These seats are currently occupied by Björn Lindström, Clinton Ebadi, and Jesse Shumway. Kevin Everets, in board class 2, has one year remaining in their term.
Please list candidates to nominate below. You may nominate any current HCoop members, including yourself. Please list candidate names alphabetically by last name, and list your own name as the nominator.
Nominations may continue until March 31, 2022, 11:59 PM UTC. Voting on all candidates who have accepted their nominations shall begin on April 4, 2022 at midnight UTC and continue for one week through April 11, 2022 at 00:00 UTC.
2. Candidate Acceptances
When accepting, please include a statement for why you are running, or a note that one exists elsewhere on the wiki
ClintonEbadi -- would be glad to serve another term as transitioning control of the bank account is challenging with our current bank, but would like to plan for this to be my last board term as an officer (for now, I may have more time in a few years) and finally get our account moved to a bank that works better for our distributed online team, with me transitioning to basic sysadmin duties and doing what I can to help other people take over admin duties.
- Jesse Shumway -- I'm happy to serve another term on the board. I'd like to help with banking transition and can do some testing as we push back the bounds of HCOOP's technical debt. Our co-op is unique. Let's keep it going forward with new admin expertise.
StephenMichel -- I'd like to investigate organizational and/or technical changes which would allow us to improve the co-op's services, instead of remaining in a holding pattern. Specifically, I want to talk with other tech co-ops who share our ethos (e.g. software freedom) about opportunities to collaborate— which might mean anything from "give each other advice" all the way to "merge into one organization". So far the only organizations I'm aware of that fit the bill are https://agaric.coop and https://mayfirst.coop/.
RobinTempleton -- I'd be happy to serve again on the board, with the aim of advocating for new services for members (starting with a discussion of what new services people would most like to have, and perhaps a poll to quantify priority), making it easier for ordinary members to contribute to core infrastructure like domtool (by providing tools that make it possible to hack on them outside of HCoop proper, such as GNU Guix packages), and sustainably increasing our membership. To achieve the last goal, we could collaborate with organizations that generally support cooperative principles and Free Software and develop policies for nominally "organizational" memberships. (For instance, perhaps organizations would be entitled to a dedicated user and group to own their files, in order to account for staff turnover, without organizations actually being members.) Enough organizations using HCoop would provide us with new long-term members who would both benefit from HCoop as it is now, and whose needs might motivate HCoop to provide new services for all members (for example, nearly any group with meetings that aren't normally held outdoors probably needs a videoconferencing service).
3. Candidate Non-Acceptances
* BjörnLindström -- since I feel like I've been a bit of a seatwarmer, I'll give someone else a chance to do that, or even better maybe put more effort in than I've done.
4. Results Summary
Voting result is at: https://members.hcoop.net/portal/poll?id=79
The 2 candidates with the most votes were Clinton Ebadi and Robin Templeton, so they will serve 2 year terms in class 1.
Next was Stephen Michel who will serve a 1 year term in class 3.
As Kenneth Pronovici resigned, that left a seat vacant in class 2. As such, Jesse Shumway will take that position with a 1 year term remaining in the class.