Election 2023

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The 2023 Charter Members election will take place in September-October 2023, followed by the Board nominations and elections in October-November 2023.

Charter Member Election

As every year we are electing new Charter Members into the Foundation.

Nomination process

  • To be elected, a charter member need a nomination by a current charter member and at least one other charter member seconding the nomination. Only veto can be raised by sending a private e-mail to the CRO that has to inform the board for an anonymous review. If the veto is accepted by the board, then the CRO shall make it public and the charter member is not elected.

For more details see the Membership Process.

Nominate new Charter Members: 2023-Sep-15 to 2023-Oct-6

  • Please confirm with the nominated person first!
  • Please email cro@osgeo.org (not to discuss at osgeo.org) with their details, using the #Nomination template below. For the Nomination statement use a paragraph describing why you are recommending this person as a Charter Member. Please include details about the positive attributes of the nominee:
    • Members should believe in the general goals of the OSGeo Foundation: to support and promote the use of free and open source geospatial software, education and data in a collaborative manner.
    • Previous participation in or support of OSGeo activities.
    • Previous contribution to free and open source geospatial software, education or open data.
    • The person should be willing to put in time and effort on the OSGeo Foundation, perhaps joining committee(s), or volunteering in some other way that gets the Foundation going.
    • Members should be prepared to work constructively and positively towards the goals of the Foundation. Good teamwork skills are an asset.
  • The CRO will contact the nominated person and confirm they are willing to participate and compile the 2023 member nominations list.

Nomination template

​Nominating person: 
Nominating e-mail: 
Nominating profile page: 

Nominee name: 
Nominee last name: 
Nominee e-mail: 
Nominee country: 
Nominee wiki page (optional):
Nominee profile page:
Nomination statement: 

Community Review and voting: (TBA)

Final Status

  • The CRO has to present candidate list to the board for approval
    • Report to the board: (TBA)
    • Board will process and announce the results by: (TBA)
  • The CRO has to update the charter member list
    • Update after board approval and before Nominations for board start.

Board Election

  • The current Board is composed by 9 people: Tom Kralidis, Angelos Tzotsos,Michael Smith, Codrina Maria Ilie, Vicky Vergara, Rajat Shinde, Adam Steer, Ariel Anthieni, Marco Bernasocchi.
  • Following the Board Election Procedure there are 5 seats up for election this year.
  • Adam Steer, Marco Bernasocchi, Codrina Maria Ilie, Rajat Shinde and Vicky Vergara have reached the end of their 2-year term. Any of these board members wishing to stand in the 2023 election must receive a nomination, like any other candidate.

Nominate new Board Members - 2023-Dic-8 - 2023-Dic-14

  • Please confirm with the member that they would like to stand for election as a Board member.
  • Email your nomination, with a paragraph describing why you think this person would make a good Board member, to cro@osgeo.org by 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 14, 2023
  • Please use the following template:
​Nominating person: 
Nominating person profile page:
Nominee name: 
Nominee profile page: 
Nomination statement: 

Campaign period (9 days)

Candidates are encouraged to put their vision and ideas for their term at Election 2023 Candidate Manifestos and sending them to Discuss mailing list for further conversation.

Vote for new Board Members (14 days)