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

Sean McGinnis sean.mcginnis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 18:21:08 UTC 2021


Maybe this is a good opportunity to update all of the gender-specific
wording in the bylaws?

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM Amy <amy at demarco.com> wrote:

> 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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