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Elections for the 2021 Board of Directors

By November 25, 2020February 16th, 2021Announcements

Community and members of the Dronecode Foundation, as the year comes to an end, we are wrapping up our 2020 plan and set up the foundation for next year. Following our bylaws, we are calling for elections of Gold and Silver directors for the 2021 Board of Directors.

We want to start by thanking the current (and parting) Gold and Silver directors who represented their membership tier throughout the year.

  • Gold Director: Larry Liu (Yuneec)
  • Silver Director: Andreas Lamprecht (AirMap)
  • Silver Director: Yan Li (Taisync)

The Dronecode Foundation Board of Directors is our Governing Board and is responsible for the operations, community outreach, and budgetary decisions for the foundation. The directors consist of:

  • Community Director
  • Representatives from each of the membership tiers (1 x Platinum, 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver)
  • Technical Steering Committee(TSC) chair (Voted by open source maintainers)

It’s important to note that the Board of Directors does not make technical decisions for the community, other than working with the TSC to set the overall scope for the foundation.

Please refer to our bylaws for the specifics of how we run elections and the responsibilities of the board of directors.

The 2021 Board of Directors

Gold and Silver members will have the opportunity to represent their tiers during the 2021 year by participating in the board of directors.

The elected directors will need to meet bi-monthly to define and discuss board business to help with the organization’s general strategy lead by the board’s chairman.

There are currently three (3) open seats:

  • One (1) representing the Gold member tier
  • Two (2) representing the Silver member tier

Nomination and Election Procedures

Elections are crucial for the overall health of our growing community and one of the most significant benefits of members, which directly puts you in the driving seat to help influence the direction of the ecosystem.

Note: Voting is an exclusive benefit of Dronecode Foundation member companies. Please let us know if you are unsure of your current situation.

Nominations

Every Silver or Gold Dronecode member has the opportunity to nominate an employee, done via self-nomination by sending an email to the members-only mailing-list as described below.

  • Send an email to the members-only mailing-list (dronecode-members@lists.dronecode.org) with the following information.
    • The subject must follow the pattern “Nomination for Membership Level Director.”
      • Example: “Nomination for Gold Level Director”
    • Name and Job Title
    • Reasons for candidacy (why do you want to nominate)
    • Qualifications for the role (have you been involved with the community before?)
    • About my sponsors (the member company, list your company membership tier and reasons for candidacy)
  • All emails received between November 23rd – December 11th will participate in the voting process.

Note: Dronecode Foundation staff will help guide the nominees best reach the community

Voting

Once the nomination period ends, Dronecode staff will reach out to every active Gold and Silver members with access to a Google Form where you will be able to cast your votes between December 14th – December 18th.

Note: It’s important to note that members will only be allowed to vote within their membership tier. Gold members won’t be able to vote on Silver elections or otherwise.

Results

After the voting timeframe closes, we will be looking at the final results and announcing the results on Monday, December 21st, welcoming the newly elected directors.

Election Timeline

  • Nomination November 22nd – December 11th (three weeks)
  • Voting December 14th – December 18th (one week)
  • Results & Announcement December 21st

Questions

Our team is going to be personally reviewing the process. Please reach out to our staff if you have any questions regarding the election process or your current membership.

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Ramón Roche

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Ramon is the Dronecode Program Manager, you can read more about him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-roche/

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