Mautic announces its first community-elected Council

The results from the first Mautic Council elections are in!

It has been a delight to see people standing up and being willing to represent Mautic on the Council - a central part of our new governance model.

As you may recall, there are seven seats available for election, and we recently launched the nominations process on our new Community Portal. The voting phase closed on Tuesday, 12th December at midnight and I’m delighted to share that we have successfully elected seven Mauticians to serve on the first community-elected Council.

Here’s the successful candidates in order of votes:

John Linhart (24 votes)

Norman Pracht (17 votes)

Dominique De Cooman (15 votes)

Ekke Guembel (15 votes)

Prateek Jain (14 votes)

Andy Towne (13 votes)

Favour Chibueze (11 votes)

I’d also like to give a big shout out to the three people who stood for election but were not elected in this round - Sven Döring, Dirk Spannaus and Avinash Dalvi. I greatly appreciate your willingness to put yourself forward and I hope that you will consider re-applying in future rounds and contributing in other ways in the meantime!

Next steps

The next steps from here are that we will be holding our Extraordinary General Assembly meeting on the 18th December, where we’re going to have the existing Council formally adopt the new governance model, step down from the Council, and then the new Council members will be formally inducted into their roles.

All members are welcome to join us in this meeting - please sign up here and you’ll have the link available just before the meeting starts.

Per our governance model, in the first election we hold, there will be the following terms:

The top three candidates - Cohort A - will serve a 3-year term

The next two candidates - Cohort B - will serve a 2-year term

The next two candidates - Cohort C - will serve a 1-year term

You will notice that Ekke and Dominique received the same number of votes, and between them it has been agreed that Dominique will serve for 3 years and Ekke will serve for 2 years.

This cohort-based approach for the initial election allows us to ensure that we don’t have terms expiring for too many candidates at the same time, which could be destabilizing for the community.

This also means that next year we will be looking to elect two new people into the Cohort C roles for a term of three years, and the year after we will be electing two new people into the Cohort B roles for a term of three years, and so forth.

Below is a chart which explains when each council member’s term starts and ends, and when the term after them will end.
 

Name

Term starts

Term ends

Next term ends

John Linhart

2023

2026

2029

Norman Pracht

2023

2026

2029

Dominique De Cooman

2023

2026

2029

Ekke Guembel

2023

2025

2028

Prateek Jain

2023

2025

2028

Andy Towne

2023

2024

2027

Favour Chibueze

2023

2024

2027

I hope that you will join me in welcoming the new Council members and thanking them for their willingness to serve Mautic in this way.

We will be sharing profiles of each member in the coming days, and we hope to hold our first in-person Council meeting early next year.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.mautic.org/blog/community/mautic-announces-its-first-community-elected-council
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