[Note: Candidates were limited to 300 words for each answer.]
5. What are a couple of major issues that you know the OTW board struggles or has struggled with, and how would you personally act to avoid them if elected?
One issue that I know the Board has struggled with in the past is disconnect from the Org itself, but since that’s the next question, I’ll save the full answer for that. Another issue is that people aren’t entirely sure what being on Board entails. This can make it difficult for people to know if they would make good candidates, and can also affect Board handoff when things are less than ideal, like it did a few years ago.
This year, there was a very informative session internally, where the Board was available to talk about their duties and answer questions, so I’d like to see something like that continue to happen in future years. In addition, I’d like to continue increasing internal documentation about Board training and duties to help with both easier handoffs and with providing information for volunteers to understand how being on Board works.