Thank you for taking an active interest in the elections.
You are correct that the candidates have demonstrated exceptional commitment and outstanding vision. However, I think we need to look at this issue from a broader perspective.
There are 4 candidates that won't make the board this time. There are hundreds of community leaders who also demonstrate exceptional commitment and vision. There are more than a hundred thousands members, many of which have brilliant ideas and a much needed fresh vision.
I believe we should focus on establishing a well-defined process and communication channels between PASS and all its members to share and discuss ideas and how to get those ideas to the board for action.
A feedback page like Amy suggested is a great channel.
However, I think that the channels are not enough. You can't have the board seriously consider each and every idea and therefore we need a well-defined process to filter and prioritize those ideas.
At the risk of going into over-detail, I think the first elimination phase should be completely up to PASS members. The ideas can be discussed over any of the channels and then voted upon. We can then have a committee review and refine the selected ideas. It should also perform the initial research. The committee will in turn deliver to the board of directors a well-documented, broad scoped analysis of the facts to make the decision making cycle quick and efficient.
I believe the non elected candidates' ideas, as the idea of any member should go through this process in order to be considered.
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