[At-Large] [BMSPC-2020] Board seat 15 selection

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Fri Nov 22 12:49:13 UTC 2019

On Fri, 22 Nov 2019 at 07:41, Javier Rua <javrua at gmail.com> wrote:

> Great discussion.
> @Evan do you think that “that the NomCom really over-vets its candidates” is
> a bad thing?

Under the current circumstance, where the person they pick goes directly to
fill the position, that is indeed necessary.

But if the NomCom were actually only choosing candidates for an election
slate, it should be flexible enough to allow for some diversity of
approaches and experience. It would not need to be as strict. Rather than
choosing three people for (say) the Board it would create a slate of nine
or ten candidates from which the voters would pick the three. In this case
the main role for the NomCom is more to eliminate the non-serious (and bias
towards skills needs) than to pick the best people. That is the job of the

- Evan
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