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2011 Coffee Party Board of Directors Election


2011 Coffee Party USA Board of Directors Election


Since its inception 20 months ago, one of the Coffee Party's fundamental goals has been to promote greater democracy - government of, for, and by the people. As part of this goal, we want to have a governing Board of Directors made up of everyday citizens who are dedicated to do hard work and make the tough decisions for the Coffee Party.


When we announced a call for nominations for nine directors for the Coffee Party board in July, we didn't know what to expect - whether we would receive 4 or 40 applications. Thirteen dedicated Coffee Party members answered the the call to leadership. After a thorough vetting process by a nine-member committee, we are delighted to introduce the following ten candidates. The vetting committee feels that all ten are well qualified to serve on the Board. We are only sorry that only nine will be seated on January 1, 2012.


The online ballot has been sent via e-mail to all dues-paying members, who became members by Oct. 16.


Director 1 / President

Eric Byler


Director 2 / Secretary

Jeanene Louden


Director 3 / Treasurer

Eric Whinery


Director 4 for Internet Infrastructure

Craig Dunigan


Director 5 for Advocacy, Action and Messaging

Egberto Willies


Director 6 for Pathways to Participation

Frank Kirkwood


Director 7 for Development, Fundraising and Revenue

Kerry Helmer


Directors 8 and 9 At-Large (vote for two candidates)

Jose Gutierrez

Chris Ritter

Bart Turner


Click on the position links above to see the candidate bios, essays and the Coffee Party blogtalk radio interview podcasts.


We thank the Board Formation Work Group and the Election Vetting Committee for their hard work and dedication to the process: Barb Bull, Gail Honea, Ray Hudkins, Vince Lamb, Lynda Park (chair), Dave Rawlins, Joanne Richards, Stewart Snyder, Leah Spitzer, Nina Wagner

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