[ESIP-all] ESIP Federation officer positions open for nominations

Goodman, Michael (MSFC-VP61) michael.goodman at nasa.gov
Mon Nov 16 09:18:51 EST 2009

The following information is also contained in the attached document.

ESIP Colleagues,

The ESIP Federation annually elects new officers and committee chairs during the during the December time frame.  The Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Michael Goodman - Chair, Andrew Bingham, Karl Benedict and Zhangfin Xing) is responsible for gathering the nominees and running the elections.  The Committee is soliciting nominations via email (each nomination must be seconded) and will be compiled and posted on the ESIP Federation wiki.  The ballot will be placed before the Assembly for an electronic vote during the December and conclude just prior to the ESIP Federation meeting.  Election results will be announced at the ESIP Federation Business Meeting on 6 January 2010. New officers and committee chairs will take office at the end of the ESIP Federation meeting on 7 January 2010.

All officers, committee chairs and type representatives serve one-year terms.  The President and Vice President are limited to two consecutive terms.  In addition, the President and Vice President must come from different ESIP Types.  In all, we elect 22 people each year.  Before nominating someone, please be sure that you have the consent of that person.  Nominations may be sent to michael.goodman at nasa.gov or carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org <mailto:carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org>  and will be accepted through Friday, 4 December 2009. Nominations may be tracked at: http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Constitution_and_Bylaws <http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Constitution_and_Bylaws>

The ESIP Federation is a self-organized member driven organization.  Now is the time for you to be proactive and either nominate an ESIP colleague or step up and run for office.

The list below details the list of offices to be voted upon.  Please note that some officers will serve on the Foundation for Earth Science Board and/or the ESIP Federation Executive Committee.  The Assembly Officers, Type Representatives, Chair of the Finance and Appropriations, Chair of the Constitution & Bylaws, and Chair of the Partnership Committees must be Voting Representatives to the Assembly.  The legend of special characters after the position name indicates what membership requirements, Executive Committee and/or Board the officers will serve on.

* Nominees for these offices must be a Voting Representative to the Assembly.
# Those serving in these offices also will serve on the ESIP Federation Executive Committee.
@ Those serving in these offices also will serve on the Foundation for Earth Science Board.

President *#@
Vice-President *#@
Type I Rep *#@
Type II Rep *#@
Type III Rep *#@
Finance and Appropriations Committee:   Chair*#@ and 3 members selected to represent each ESIP Type I, II, III
Constitution & Bylaws Committee:   Chair *# and 3 members selected to represent each ESIP Type I, II, III
Partnership Committee:   Chair *# and 3 members selected to represent each ESIP Type I, II, III
Commercial Development Committee:  Chair #
Community Engagement Committee:   Chair #
Education Committee:   Chair #
Information Technology and Interoperability Committee:   Chair #
Products and Services Committee:   Chair #

For a description of each office and its expected time commitment, visit http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Constitution_and_Bylaws

Current officers and committee chairs can be found at: http://www.esipfed.org/people-federation-earth-science-information-partners

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or any member of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee (see POC info below)

Michael Goodman
Chair, Constitution & Bylaws Committee
michael.goodman at nasa.gov
202 358 1510 office
202 549 3244 cell

Karl Benedict kbene at edac.unm.edu  505-277-3622 x234
Andy Bingham    andrew.bingham at jpl.nasa.gov 818-393-6422
Zhangfin Xing xing at pacific.jpl.nasa.gov 818-393-6422
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