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Collective Agency has many members and growing. There are various staff- and member-initiated activities/events: optional half-hour member meetings, Wednesdays 2pm Lightning Talks for 2 to 8 minute TED-like Talks by members, lunch weekdays at 12pm, happy hours, open houses, and conversations often (but mostly people are productive working). This is our blog for members to write updates and share pictures. (Click the blog titles to see pictures and the full post.)

May 2012 Elections Results

Election results: The next main community organizer, elected by members, starting June 15th 2012 is Fitz Ryland.

The coordinating council members starting June 15th 2012 are: Dietrich Ayala, Emanuel Costache, Jim Blandy, Sam Balter. (With 4 nominees for 4 council positions, all 4 are elected without voting.) We have many other ways for members to be involved, especially the Tuesday civics meetings, Lightning Talks, going to lunch, and other activities.

Thanks to our election structure team, led by Molly Danielsson and Jeffrey Sens, with oversight by Tom Boeker. Robby Kraft did the mathematics on the preferential voting.

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Here are statistics and data visualization of the results.

Ranking:

1st place: Fitz Ryland
2nd place: Don Park
3rd place: Aimee Samara Krouskop
4th place: Jacob Greer
5th place: Ahjamu Umi
6th place: Will Lewis

(Mathematics on the preferential voting method: Robby writes that if there are any mistakes on the graphics, it is totally unrelated to the voting outcome. Intrigued by this diagram? You can view the math and graphs here: Election-2012-Results)

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Directed Graph:

15 members voted. Some wrote supportive comments with their vote; those statements are at the end of this post.

You can see the votes: only the votes on lines 3-17 count; any others are after the deadline and do not count.

A summary of the votes is visible to the public here:

Ahjamu Umi (main community organizer)
1st choice 0 0%
2nd choice 1 6%
3rd choice 1 6%
4th choice 3 19%
5th choice 1 6%
6th choice 2 13%
Aimee Samara Krouskop (main community organizer)
1st choice 3 19%
2nd choice 4 25%
3rd choice 4 25%
4th choice 0 0%
5th choice 2 13%
6th choice 0 0%
Don Park (main community organizer)
1st choice 5 31%
2nd choice 3 19%
3rd choice 2 13%
4th choice 1 6%
5th choice 1 6%
6th choice 2 13%
Fitz Ryland (main community organizer)
1st choice 9 56%
2nd choice 2 13%
3rd choice 3 19%
4th choice 0 0%
5th choice 0 0%
6th choice 0 0%
Jacob Greer (main community organizer)
1st choice 0 0%
2nd choice 1 6%
3rd choice 1 6%
4th choice 3 19%
5th choice 3 19%
6th choice 2 13%
Will Lewis (main community organizer)
1st choice 0 0%
2nd choice 1 6%
3rd choice 1 6%
4th choice 3 19%
5th choice 1 6%
6th choice 2 13%
Number of daily responses
* * * Supportive comments by members:
“I am voting for Fitz because I believe that he as contributed a great deal to CA, he has changed it for the better with his work & he has the skill + dedication to continue doing even more. Also, his style of interaction with the CA community management is a major positive asset the space.”
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“As a CA member for several years, I want to endorse Fitz for the Community Organizer position. He has a real “members / community first” attitude and never fails to be responsive when a need arises. He’s made a great contribution to CA and I’d like to see him continue to do so in this new role.”
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“I’d like two people to do this job, not one.”
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“I’d really like Fitz to continue to be the part time community organizer at 20ish hours per week for this next year. Both because of his web skills and to provide some continuity.”
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“I am confident that each of these three candidates will do a great job if elected.

I hope that more than one of these candidates is elected over time here, and I hope that they do work and grow together somehow: “Collective Agency” is literally our ability to act together.

I know that the Coordinating Council nominees: Dietrich, Emanuel, Jim, Sam, will assist in good governance through the knowledge that Council members gain over time, and that members overall will continue to grow their involvement, relationships, and bring in results together.

I am thankful to be a member here.”

By Alex Linsker,

Categories: Democracy

  • donpdonp

    Congratulations Fitz! Also the process seems to have worked very well. A double-win for CoAg.

  • Jacob

    Congrats Fitz! I love this preferential graphing method, what did Robbie Kraft use to generate it?

  • http://alexlinsker.com alexlinsker

    Robbie Kraft made the graph in Flash. It was great working with him on this.