quote:Originally posted by willis
I should've added that in addition to the 7 people who didn't fit the board criteria, 3 people dropped out (who may or may not have fit the criteria).
I have learned that Anders Ourom was one of those who was nominated and did not drop out. The consultant determined that his qualifications did not meet the board's requirements for this year, and so he was not accepted as a candidate.
Now, Anders is one of the MEC's first members, he has long service on the MEC board (and as a non-management employee), including as president of MEC's board, he is a lawyer, past BCMC president, created the Climbers Access Society, and in general has unchallenged integrity and brains. While on the MEC board he did not shrink from tackling difficult problems that some might choose to ignore.
When I compare his qualifications to candidates who were accepted, it makes me wonder what's going on.
quote:I hope resolution 1 fails so that a member resolution can be brought forth next year without 500 signatures so that any member who wishes to do so may run for the board.
Do you mean going back to the Rules as they were prior to the board gaining the power to determine who can run? In the absence of any proof that would be a problem, it would be an excellent idea.
Even if 500 signatures becomes a requirement (and I think the resolution #1 will pass..My guess is 86%, and it requires 75% to pass), it should be possible to organize that many signatures. On the positive side, 500 signatures is itself a message that members mean business.
I'm told that the two resolutions the board suggests that members vote against, were both proposed by a former MEC director.