Announcing the 2018 Executive Council for the Carpentries

Authors: Kate Hertweck BLOG

Voting in the election for community governance of the Carpentries (Executive Council, formerly named Steering Committee or Board of Directors) closed last week. Out of the 501 members eligible for voting, 147 ballots were cast (29% turnout).

We are pleased to announce the four newly elected members of the Executive Council:

Raniere and Lex received the highest number of votes and will serve two year terms; Amy and Elizabeth will serve one year terms.

These four elected members will join the five appointed Council members selected from the current leadership of Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry:

Many thanks to all candidates who chose to stand for election. The voting was very close, which reflects the commitment you all show towards service to our community. We are fortunate to have such awesome leaders representing diverse education, careers, and geography. We look forward to continuing to work with you in the Carpentries community, and hope you will consider pursuing other opportunities for leadership.

Also thanks to the outgoing steering committee members:

Finally, thanks to all of you across the Carpentries for your continued participation and engagement!

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