IRC Council Call for Nominations (2018)

Neal Bussett neal at
Mon Jul 30 03:51:54 UTC 2018

Howdy all,

The IRC Council has three members whose two-year terms are ending.  This
means it is now election season.  The expiring council members are:
 * hggdh (C de-Avillez)
 * Tm_T (Jussi Kekkonen)
 * Unit193 (Unit 193)

Members remaining on the IRC Council are:
 * elky (Melissa Draper)
 * Flannel (Neal Bussett)

Details about the IRC Council and its charter may be viewed here:
Council members serve a two-year term and may stand for multiple terms.

All Ubuntu Members are welcome to apply.  To nominate yourself, create a
section on your wiki page and announce it and your candidacy to the IRC
Team mailing list (ubuntu-irc at  Nominations are open
through August 20th, approximately three weeks from now.

If you're not an Ubuntu Member but believe you meet the criteria to be
one, then visit and learn
how to apply.

Voting is open to everyone who is a member of the "Ubuntu IRC members"
team on launchpad (  If you
are an Ubuntu Member and wish to become a member of the Ubuntu IRC
Members team, contact the IRC Council.

Details of the election process (as explained on the wiki page):
 1. An open call-for-nominations will be announced in the IRC community. 
 2. Nominees should create a section on their wiki page for this
    election.  This can include your work for the community, thoughts,
	testimonials from others, etc.
 3. To formally submit your nomination, send an email to the IRC Team
    mailing list including a link to your wiki page.
 4. When the nomination period has ended, the IRC Council will review
    the applications and submit them to the Community Council for
 5. The Community Council will identify a shortlist for the board and
    circulate the list publicly for feedback from the community.
 6. Elections will be held to vote from the candidates in the short
    list.  Members of the Ubuntu IRC Members Team are eligible to vote.
 7. The Community Council will finalize the appointments.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to me,
elky, or the whole IRC Council.

On behalf of the IRC Council,

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