23 March 2021
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS. All votes are reported in the form “(Y/N/A)” (in favor-Y‚ opposed-N‚ abstentions-A; e.g. “4-1-2” means “4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions”).
March 23, 2021
Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, James Powell, Sylvain Corlay
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Jane Herriman, Stefan van der Walt
Executive Director’s Report:
a. Annual Report:
b. Samina Trachier started this week as our new Events and Digital > Marketing Coord.
c. Walker has accepted a new position and will be leaving NF.
a. Donor Acceptance Policy - Approved 4-0-0
b. Huawei’s sponsorship - Accepted 4-0-0.
c. Elections -
i. 3 Open Positions 1. What procedure will we be following? Board internal > nomination and selection, community nominations, or > community recommendations a. Community Recommendations - Information on the last > election process b. Last year’s nomination form c. The need to have a diverse board and ensure we are > reaching out to underrepresented groups and projects > when seeking nominations or recommendations d. “Name drop form” suggested by Sylvain e. Leah will send out notice of Call for > Nominations/name-drop form for approval - Promote that > we are seeking nominations and include an explanation > or overview of the selection process the board will be > following including clarification of efforts to ensure > a diverse pool f. Formalize term dates for individual board members g. One month open call for nominations allowing a board > meeting to take place within that period