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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?
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|
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:
- Fill out the Candidate Nomination Form. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Remember, though, they must be a Member of Chi Hack Night.
- Fill out the Candidate Statement Form. Make your case for why you should be part of the Chi Hack Night Board. All candidate statements will be shared out publicly ahead of the election.
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
- Presenter Booking
- Social Media
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yay democracy and long live Chi Hack Night! We’ll see you for the Board election on Tuesday, February 4, 2020!
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