I won’t be able to come to the plenary tonight, but I’m reading the proposals so that I’m informed and can still share any comments I have on them.
@Sarah and @ClaudiaPr, in the proposal on enlarging the board it says “Because of the legal responsibilities they have, the President and Treasurer should be well informed and should thus be the same persons as those taking up the role of the Reef Coordinator and Treasurer respectively.” It also says ideally the board stays the same for two years (with the option to review every 12 months). I get the reasoning from the perspective of the board, but question for the group: how do we feel about the role of coordinator (outside the board) being filled by the same person for 2 years? That’s a lot of responsibility on one person for a fairly long time, and also impacts group dynamics, for sure in terms of (perceived) power.
It is not in the scope of the proposal (which is about the process, not the term), but it nevertheless suggests somewhere that until the group is complete we may decide to do a selection process for the Board every 12 months until the group is fully complete (to give newlings the possibility to join the Board). This can then easily overlap with the selection for the Coordinator.