[OpenStack Foundation] [Foundation Board] bylaws change proposed for multiple Vice Chairs

Amy amy at demarco.com
Sat Feb 20 17:59:42 UTC 2021


Allison,

Do we want to take advantage of this change and either say Chair and Vice-Chair or Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson vs Chairman and Vice-Chairman?

Thanks,

Amy

> On Feb 20, 2021, at 11:46 AM, Allison Randal <allison at lohutok.net> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐Hi everyone,
> 
> In the January 26th board meeting, we discussed the process for electing
> multiple individuals to the role of Vice Chair, and noted that a small
> bylaws change would be necessary to make this possible.
> 
> After a few rounds of refinement and legal review, here's the proposed
> update to the bylaws, allowing more than one Vice Chair. I've attached
> it as plain text, and as a PDF showing the differences in the update.
> 
> The sentence about the Vice Chairs standing in for the Chairman mentions
> the "order" of the Vice Chairs. The intention here is that the Chairman
> and the Vice Chairs will set a rotation schedule, so at any point in the
> year everyone knows which Vice Chair is "on call" to stand in for the
> Chairman. This can be as simple as alternating months (for example,
> Alice is on call in March, Bob is on call in April, Alice is on call
> again in May, etc...), but leaving the schedule up to the Chairman and
> Vice Chairs gives us flexibility to easily change it if one of the Vice
> Chairs needs to swap out a month for a family holiday, or busy month at
> work, or whatever might come up. The alternation allows a fair division
> of work between the Vice Chairs.
> 
> This proposed bylaws change will be up for discussion and vote in the
> upcoming board meeting on March 2nd.
> 
> Thanks,
> Allison
> <openinfra_bylaws_vice_chair_2021-02-19.txt>
> <openinfra_bylaws_vice_chair_2021-02-19.pdf>
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