Ignition Northwest - do you vote?Tue, February 12, 2008 - 10:50 AM
Last year the Burning Man organization started hosting a conference to support its regional network.
While neither of our local (i.e. Seattle) official BM appointed regional contacts will be able to make it to the event this year, a couple of the community elected board members of INW will be going down and talking about – not so surprising – community elections!
I would love to hear from you – the community – what you think about the INW elections system and how you feel elections do (or don’t do) a good job of electing board members to representing your interests.
Also – if you do not vote in the board elections – why not?
And if you are not a registered member of INW – why not?
While this information will definitely help us present a more complete picture of our elections down at the conference, there’s an even better reason to take the time to share this information with us - and that is so that we can improve it.
We have some open board positions coming up, and the elections for those positions will be kicked off in the next few months. Now is a great time to share your experiences, your complaints, and also your suggestions with us so that we can do our best to make it better.
*Ignition Northwest Board member and optimistic advocate of democracy!*
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yep, I vote! I'm a member, charter board member and now community denizen, and I vote.
I'm glad people are still wanting to participate as board members, this three years later. I would like to see more information out and about as to the whole process, where people step in to that process if they're elected now. I hope INW is able to maintain levels of interest and momentum in the future.
me too...Luckily, we have a whole bunch of folks new to the community - people not already established in theme camps and "remember in 2003?" circles. People not already up to their armpits in other projects already.
These people want to get involved in the Burner community year round, and INW participation can serve them... just as THEY can serve as board members of INW.
I am actually hoping to get more noobs on the board this year - new blood is the next generation that keeps things running as us crufty old-timers get out of the way.