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Wikimedia Foundation Board Governance Committee

The Board Governance Committee (BGC) is responsible for ensuring the Board effectively fulfills its responsibilities. The BGC administers officer elections, Board committee appointments, Board needs (skills, experience) and trustee evaluations (via a 3rd party), trustee appointment process (for appointed trustees) and other activities relating to general Board effectiveness. For a full explanation of the WMF Board Governance Committee's responsibilities, please refer to its Board Governance Committee Charter. Please refer to the Board Handbook for more information on WMF's Board.

The committee can be contacted privately at bgc-l(_AT_)wikimedia.org[1] or publicly on this talk page.

Background and foundingEdit

The committee was established on 17 April 2010 with an interim committee consisting the WMF board members Matt Halprin (chair), Jan-Bart de Vreede and Ting Chen. The committee was briefly assisted by Sal Giambanco from the Omidyar Network. It submitted a report with initial recommendations to the WMF board, which were implemented. The Board established the BGC as an official sub-committee with a charter and defined tasks.

2019-2020Edit

Non-voting advisory members:

Staff liaisons:

  • Chuck Roslof

2018-2019Edit

Non-voting advisory members:

Staff liaisons:

  • Chuck Roslof

2017-2018Edit

2016-2017Edit

Composition 2016-2017Edit

Since June 2016,[4] the BGC has been comprised of:

Since August 2016,[6] the BGC also includes non-voting members:

Minutes 2016-2017Edit

Ongoing tasksEdit

2015-2016Edit

Composition 2015-2016Edit

From March 2016[8] to June 2016 the BGC was comprised of:

From July 2015[9] to March 2016 the BGC was comprised of:

DiscussionsEdit

2014-2015Edit

Composition 2014-2015Edit

From August 2014 to July 2015 the BGC has been comprised of:

Meetings 2014-2015Edit

This year, we are meeting at each in-person board meeting, and we have a standing weekly online meeting (First on Thursdays, then moved to Fridays at 10:00a PST, 19:00 CET, 14:00 ART).

  • August 20, 2014 (hangout) notes (minutes on board wiki: [1])
  • August 28, 2014 (hangout) notes -- includes agenda for this year for the BGC (minutes on board wiki: [2])
  • September 5, 2014 (hangout) notes (minutes on board wiki: [3])
  • September 12, 2014 (hangout)
  • September 19, 2014 (hangout)
  • September 26, 2014 (hangout)
  • October 3, 2014 (hangout)
  • October 10, 2014 (hangout)
  • October 17, 2014 (hangout)
  • October 24, 2014 (hangout)
  • October 31, 2014 (hangout)
  • November 14, 2014 (hangout)

2013-2014Edit

Composition 2013-2014Edit

Since October 2012 through the BGC has been comprised of:

Agenda 2013-2014Edit

There are several tasks the BGC wants to address in this term. You find topics, timeframes and more on Agenda 2013-2014.

Minutes 2013-2014Edit

2012-2013Edit

Composition 2012-2013Edit

From October 2012 (Board Meeting in San Francisco) until August 2014, the BGC has been comprised of:

Agenda 2012-2013Edit

There are several tasks the BGC wants to address in this term. You find topics, timeframes and more on Agenda 2012-2013.

Minutes 2012-2013Edit

2011-2012Edit

From August 2011 (Haifa) until October 2012 the BGC was comprised of:

2010-2011Edit

From inception in April 2010 until August 2011 (Haifa Board meeting) the BGC was comprised of:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit