Now that the nomination period has closed, we wanted to give you a quick update on where we are with the Legion of Tech board elections. As we’ve mentioned in our previous blog post, we hope to have 5 to 7 total board members in 2010, and we will be electing our new board at our next board meeting on February, 11, 2010. We will announce the results of the election on this blog within a few days of the election. Here are the candidates:
Running for re-election
- Josh Bancroft
- Dawn Foster
Running for new board seats
- Nate DiNiro
- Christie Koehler
- Jason Mauer
Continuing to serve the remainder of their 2-year terms (not up for re-election):
Adam DuVander and Raven Zachary will not be running for re-election. They have both decided that they need to devote more time to their growing businesses. As founding members of the Legion of Tech board, both Adam and Raven have been instrumental in making Legion of Tech a success, and they have worked tirelessly on many of our events. We wish them both the best of luck.
We are getting ready to have the Legion of Tech board member elections in February, and we wanted to give people plenty of time to get involved. Normally, we hold elections in December, but given our recent issues, we voted to postpone elections until the February board meeting, which is currently scheduled for February, 11, 2010. We hope to have 5 to 7 total board members in 2010.
Now is your opportunity to run for the Legion of Tech board. In order to get your name on the ballot, you must meet the specified criteria and follow the process outlined here:
- A nomination must be made by a current board member and be seconded by another current board member (talk to a current board member if you are interested).
- Nominations are due January 31st.
- In order to qualify for a nomination, nominees are required to have worked on the planning committee of at least one Legion of Tech event or have made a significant positive contribution as a volunteer on 2 or more LoT events.
Current board members serving the remainder of their 2 year term:
Current board members who are up for reelection for a new 2 year term:
- Josh Bancroft (current interim chair)
- Adam DuVander (current treasurer)
- Dawn Foster (current secretary)
Current board members whose terms expire at the end of December and are not running for reelection:
A huge thank you to Raven Zachary who had been invaluable in his role filling in as interim chair, but who is too busy running his new business, Small Society, to continue as a board member in 2010. Raven was one of the founding members of Legion of Tech, and he was a co-organizer for the first Ignite Portland and BarCampPortland before we even started Legion of Tech. He will be missed, but we wish him the best of luck with his booming new company!
With the first meeting of the new Legion of Tech board on Thursday, we elected new officers for 2009:
Last years officers were Chair: Dawn Foster, Treasurer: Todd Kenefsky, and Secretary: Raven Zachary. A big thank you to Todd and Adam for stepping into new roles, and we’re looking forward to many more events in 2009!
First of all, thank you to everyone who ran for the Legion of Tech board.
The new Legion of Tech board for 2009 is as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Josh Bancroft
- Adam DuVander
- Amy Farrell
- Craig Fisk
- Dawn Foster
- Todd Kenefsky
- Chris O’Rourke
- Chris Pitzer
- Raven Zachary
For those who ran, but were not elected, thank you again for running. The competition was stiff, and all of the people running were strong candidates. We will move the names of those who were not elected to the board of advisors nomination list. We’ll be voting for advisors in the January board meeting.