Nominate and vote for six new members of the husITa Board

Election of six new members to the Board of husITa

husITa are currently seeking six new members for the husITa board and we invite you to nominate yourself, or to nominate a person whose permission you have secured. The term of office is normally for three years. Board meetings are normally held four times each year and take place using Loomio an asynchronous decision-making forum.

The person nominated must be, or become, a member of husITa mailing list.

Election process

Nominations can be made between the 30th October and 17th of November 2017. Six positions on the board are open. Self nominations are accepted and current board members can be re-nominated. The nominating committee of the Board will try to ensure that two candidates are nominated for each open board position. A ballot of nominees will be disseminated to husITa mailing list members and voting will be open for two weeks between the 20th November and 4th of December.

The names of those elected will be posted to the husITa mailing list after the husITa board makes final decisions on terms. A list of the votes received by each of the candidates will be retained so that, if a position becomes vacant, the nominee with the next number of votes will be approached to assume the position until the end of the original term. The dates listed above are those currently planned and may be changed by the board due to extenuating circumstances.

If you are nominating anyone other than yourself, make sure those you nominate indicate that they agree to serve by sending an email within seven days following your nomination to the husITa Chair: Neil Ballantyne (

Information on the person being nominated (approximately 200 words)

Complete the information (below) using this nomination form.

  • Name of Nominator (email of nominator)
  • Person nominated (email of person nominated)
  • Information on person being nominated

Include information such as experience, qualifications, reasons nominee would make a good husITa board member, nominee’s agenda for husITa, and how nominee will increase the diversity of the husITa Board along dimensions such as: geography, gender, ethnicity, profession, expertise. For current board members seeking re-election, a statement on their contribution to husITa projects and activities during their last term of office must be included.

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