Feb 4, 2020: Chi Hack Night's First Board Election

Published on Jan 14, 2020 by Derek Eder , Josh Kalov

Y’all ready for some democracy?

Y’all ready for some democracy?

On February 4, 2020, Chi Hack Night will hold our first ever election for our Board of Directors. The Chi Hack Night Board of Directors, composed of 11 members, is responsible for governing our non-profit organization, as well as running our events, managing our website, keeping the books, and doing all the other things needed to make Chi Hack Night happen.

There are a total of 5 seats up in this election. Three of them will be chosen by Chi Hack Night Members based on popular vote and two will be appointed by the current Board of Directors with majority Membership approval. All of the seats are 2 year terms.

Here’s a breakdown of the available seats:

Board seat Current director Election status
Elected Emily Drevets Open seat
Elected Steve Ediger Open seat
Elected Eric Sherman Incumbent is running
Appointed Cameron Sow Seeking re-appointment
Appointed Mieko Furuhashi Not seeking re-appointment

To vote in this election, or to run or be appointed to a Board seat, you must be a Member of Chi Hack Night. If you are not sure of your membership status, email membership@chihacknight.org.

Running for the Board

Are you a Member of Chi Hack Night and interested in running for the Board? Great! Here’s what you need to do before Tuesday, January 28, 2020:

What would my responsibilities as a Board member be?

Being on the Chi Hack Night Board of Directors is a volunteer position and we have no paid staff. All of the work of Chi Hack Night is done by the Board and other volunteers. The Board is divided up into 10 committees responsible for a core function of Chi Hack Night:

  • Breakout Group Support
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Event Operations
  • Fundraising and Finances
  • Membership Management
  • Onboarding
  • Presenter Booking
  • Social Media
  • Website

You will be expected to join several of these committees and volunteer your time to them. In addition, you will be expected to attend or call in to 9 Board meetings a year. You will not be expected to make any financial contribution to Chi Hack Night.

Got a question? Does any of this not make sense? It’s possible - we’ve never done this before! Let us know at info@chihacknight.org.

Yay democracy and long live Chi Hack Night! We’ll see you for the Board election on Tuesday, February 4, 2020!

About the authors

Derek Eder

Derek Eder
President, Chi Hack Night

Josh Kalov

Josh Kalov
Board Member, Chi Hack Night