Dear All, (01)
thanks for thinking of nominations and getting things going! (02)
Please allow me a procedural comment on the call for nominations. The ByLaws
primarily suggest nominations of members who are willing to be nominated: (03)
"[...] The members making the nomination shall ensure that they, as well as
the nominee, are current members of the Association, and that the nominee
shall accept the nomination. Nominees must have been members for more than
one year. [...]"
[IAOA ByLaws, Art. VII, Section 3; see full section below] (04)
In my opinion, this does not necessarily mean that the member's list
shouldn't be open for discussion on who we may think of as possibly being
good candidates. This may be useful for potential candidates to see that
they would find support and for supporters to think of someone not thought
of before. Formal nominations and seconding should then be backed up by a
request to the nominee beforehand, I think. (05)
Thanks for engaging in the EC election and best regards,
Frank Loebe (06)
 IAOA ByLaws as of June 19, 2012 (07)
< quote > (09)
ARTICLE VII. ELECTION OF COUNCILORS AND OFFICERS
Section 3. Nominations and Campaigning.
At least two members (a proposer and at least one seconder, none of whom
should be the nominee) are required in order to make a nomination. The
members making the nomination shall ensure that they, as well as the
nominee, are current members of the Association, and that the nominee shall
accept the nomination. Nominees must have been members for more than one
year. The nomination, signed by those nominating members, along with the
nominee's "position statement" shall be delivered to the Election Committee
during that "nomination window." On timely receipt of a nomination and after
the positive verification of the IAOA membership of the candidates and the
proposers, the Election Committee shall add a nominee to the ballot list of
candidates. The Executive Council may also nominate candidates by
communicating to the Election Committee the names of the nominees during
that "nomination window." All communication can be done in writing or in
electronic form. Once verified, the nominee becomes a candidate and may
actively campaign for support, making use of the Association's member
mailing list and other communication means to do so, until the specified
end-of-campaign time point. (011)
</ quote > (013)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: iaoa-member-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:iaoa-member-
> bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Yim
> Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 3:50 PM
> To: Francesca Quattri
> Cc: [IAOA-member]
> Subject: Re: [iaoa-member] Nominations for IAOA Executive Council
> Dear Francesca and All,
> Thank you very much for the kind words and the nomination. Having just
> retired from the IAOA EC not too long ago myself, I would rather see the
> open positions filled by 'new blood' that will bring along fresh ideas,
> energy and passion to the EC. I will, therefore, respectfully decline the
> I will definitely continue to be a fan and a supporter to IAOA and its EC,
> though, as I have always s been.
> I second Francesca's nomination of Till Mossakowski and Amanda Vizedom.
> Allow me, also, to take the opportunity to compliment the current EC for
> the great job they are doing, and extend my best wishes for this Election.
> Thanks & regards. =ppy
> Peter P. Yim
> On Sep 6, 2013 5:49 AM, "Francesca Quattri" <quattri.francesca@xxxxxxxxx>
> G'day and thank you for the notification.
> Here come my nominations in random order:
> I definitely agree with Michael's and Laure's nomination and would
> like to re-elect the current members of the Executive Council. I know them
> either in person or through email exchange (e.g. for the update of events
> and deadlines in our Association blog) and have high respect for their
> I would like to nominate Peter Yim. As a member of IAOA I had the
> chance to experience Peter's great motivation and passion for the
> Association (just to mention: Ontology Summit 2013 and promotion of
> numerous workshops and events throughout the year).
> There are many other Association members whose worked I learned to
> appreciate so far, but I guess I can propose a limited number of
> I'd like to cast my vote to Till Mossakowski, Amanda Vizedom, Nancy
> Wiegand and Stefano Borgo, for their work and drive and constant presence
> in the Association.
> I read with regret that Giancarlo Guizzardi and Laure Vieu will step
> down from the Council and would like to spend two words to express my
> gratitute to both of them, whom I had the chance to meet for the first
> time as participant of the First International Summer School in Trento in
> 2012. Chapeau.
> Nominator: Francesca Quattri
> Seconder: Unfortunately I cannot back up my vote with a seconder for
> now, but I would ask to other Association members to add their names in
> case they would like to support me my nominees.
> 2013/9/5 Michael Gruninger <gruninger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hello everyone,
> as you know the candidature phase for renewing the IAOA
> Executive Council is open, and will close on
> September 15. We would like to kick-off this process by
> nominating the following current members of the Executive Council, who
> have expressed their availability to continue to serve in such role:
> Oliver Kutz
> Frank Loebe
> Fabian Neuhaus
> Leo Obrst
> These people will post their own position statements to the
> iaoa-members list in the next few days.
> Remember that the election procedure is described in article
> VII of the IAOA Bylaws, posted on the IAOA Web site.
> Also note that student members are also eligible as
> Feel free to nominate your own candidates!
> Nominator: Michael Gruninger
> Seconder: Laure Vieu (014)
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