Nominations for GG20 Community Council

1. Applicant Name:
Shinya Mori

2. Twitter:

3. Applicant Summary including why interested in applying for a GG20 Community Council member position:
I’m a member of Fracton Ventures, a team contributing to the expansion of the ecosystem centered around Ethereum through the organization of incubation programs, international conferences(DAO TOKYO), and some meetups. At Fracton, I usually work on research and development of public goods funding, impact evaluation, and governance of commons( ). I’ve been directly involved with various projects and conducted objective analyses through our incubation program and R&D, so I aim to utilize my experience and knowledge to give back to DAO, and I’d like to contribute to the public goods funding space as a council of Gitcoin DAO.

4. Involvement in Gitcoin Grants community or prior initiatives:
I have ever contributed to Gitcoin DAO as a reviewer for Japanese translated Greenpill book. And then, I founded a Japan chapter of Greenpill Network, and I publish a newsletter and host a meetup for educating public goods funding.

5. Prior experience in either Grants or Delegate Programs, respectively: I have been researching grants programs and have carried out a quantitative analysis between different grants programs, which I presented at Funding the Commons Taipei (I plan to publish this as a paper soon). As a holder of Public Nouns, I have also participated in decision-making and discussions at the drafting stage when funding proposals. And then, I try to experiment QF round using fiat by a working group spin-outed from Japanese Digital Agency. These achievements indicate that I have a deep understanding of Grants Programs. Of course, I have applied to Gitcoin Grants multiple times, so I also have participated as a recipient.

6. Any anticipated conflicts of interest:
I don’t have confricts interest.


Applicant Name: Feems
Twitter Handle: feemschats

Applicant Summary:
Currently my area of focus is on end to end Grantee experience and Holistic approach to impact evaluation and social contracts on funding distribution. I am an active DAOer for over 3 years spanning various roles, including research, operations, communications, design, and even a grantee.

This diverse experience has granted me a comprehensive understanding of the DAO ecosystem from multiple perspectives. At Plurality Labs (an Arbitrum DAO Grants Provider), I was a part of their Milestone 1 team, and had led the decentralized review campaign for the Arbitrum DAO. I have also had the experience of coaching funded grantees to ensure the communication milestones align with what is valuable to the DAO, so that they can achieve a more successful relationship and provide value to the community post funding. I have also spent my free time helping people and projects find their way into the space, I am a connector and usually great at finding where people best fit. I co-founded the DAO Governance Collective, initially focused on governance model education and practice within the ecosystem, which has evolved into a thriving community of knowledge-sharing among DAO governance practitioners.

Involvement in Gitcoin Grants Community and Other Initiatives:
My collaboration with Plurality Labs offered me the chance to engage with Gitcoin grantees during GG19 and participate in the Arb Allo Hackathon alongside the Allo team. Leading the decentralized review for the Arbitrum DAO, I was instrumental in compiling all grantees’ data into Karma Gap. In partnership with Mahesh from Karma Gap, we closely coordinated with the Gitcoin round program manager for Plurality Labs’ matching rounds and the Allo Arbitrum Hackathon team. This involvement deepened my understanding of the grantee journey from application to post-funding success, including the selection process to ensure alignment with program goals.

Prior Experience in Grants or Delegate Programs:

  • (Prev) Grant Impact Evaluation and Design at Plurality Labs (Arbitrum DAO Grant Provider)
  • Elected member of the Arbitrum Mini Grant Council (Current)
  • Manager of the Interest Protocol Delegate Program (Current)

Anticipated Conflicts of Interest:
None. I am committed to transparency in my selection criteria and will promptly disclose any potential conflicts should they arise.


Applicant Name-


Applicant summary

I AM David. Economist by profession with a background in TradFi, ardent DAOist from 2021 from BanklessDAO, banklessAfrica, GRODAO and AragonDAO, Core organiser Ethsafari 1st ETH event in Africa prepping for the 3rd Edition 2024 September. Ethsafari initiative led to spanning out SafariDAO our mission building, growing and connecting African web3 ecosystem. Last but not least Greenpill Kenya chapter Lead where we educate and inform local web3 projects, builders and communities on opportunities that arise from concepts pioneered by Gitcoin i.e Public Goods Funding, Quadratic Funding, RetroPGF etc

Involvement In Gitcoin Grants
I have dug deep since last year October on Gitcoin grants model and other public goods models/tooling, Being part of the Grants stack Manager Cohort 1 training was an eye opener and a worthy experience with the knowledge gained would love to build on. Secondly am also part of EasyRetroPGF cohort 1 training that will equip running RPGF rounds for DAOs and web3 communities.

Conflict of interest

Will 100% abstain voting for projects that i contribute as determined by the rules of engagement

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I’m a blockchain and web3 developer, being in this space for more than 2yrs, currently participating in Regen Data Bootcamp to level up my data skill for impact evaluation, and was a trainee in GP Round Manager cohort 1. I’m interested in building on-chain products to support off-chain impacts.

Prior Involvement in Gitcoin or prior initiatives
Participation in buildbox and ethglobal hackathons

Prior Experience in Grants or Delegate Programs
I’m a member of Web3Together (local web3 builders community in Cambodia), which has been initiated and applied for financial support in the RTD (Road To Devcon) grant to host our IRL events and meetup to gather and share knowledge and experience in the ecosystem with each others.

Conflicts of Interest
I would abstain from voting in any round that my project would apply to.



Thank you to everyone for your nominations! Here’s how voting is going to work:

The voting will be set up through a Jokerace contest that will run from February 21st - 25th (I will post the link here on the forum as soon as it goes live). We’re allowlisting GTC token holders who hold a minimum of 50 GTC to vote. This ensures that we are using our governance token, but that each token holder has the same amount of voting power. The minimum threshold is to mitigate any sybil/bot attacks.

I will manually upload all nominations to the Jokerace platform.

Please note: As a nominee, you may not vote for yourself. This is due to there being a direct financial incentive for you if you do vote for yourself, and this goes against our conflict of interest policy. Tagging @CoachJonathan here if anyone has questions on this.


ohhhh I was just going to submit my application :sweat_smile: Hard day today.
Good luck for all the nominees. :raised_hands:

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  1. Name: Donny_Jerri
  2. Twitter: @Jerri_nft
  3. Summary of me and my why I’m interested in applying for a GG20 Community Council member position: I am a passionate Refi and Regen that believes with all of me that public goods are good. Lending what time and brain power I possess to help in anyway possible to the mission of funding public goods would be an honor and a pleasure.
  4. Involvement in Gitcoin Grants community or prior initiatives:I have supported projects in Gitcoin rounds since GG15 through donations and social media support. Have been a grantee in citizens round 2 and GG18 & 19 in the climate solutions category
  5. Prior experience in either Grants or Delegate Programs, respectively: no particular or specific experience in this area.
  6. Any anticipated conflicts of interest: not that I am aware of currently.

Thank you!! But I’m so sorry you missed the nomination window. Nominations closed about an hour ago. Unfortunately I won’t be able to include yours.

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I just want to say that it’s so cool to see all the nominations for GG20, especially the fact that there are many new voices and people who are active in other parts of the Ethereum public goods community showing up here. :heart_hands:

To be honest, this outpouring of interest makes me want to rescind my nomination and create more space for others. (Plus, I already have some voice in the matter via my GTC delegation.)

Best of luck to all the nominees :sparkles:


The vote for GG20 Community Council is now LIVE! If you hold a minimum of 50 GTC you are eligible to vote on the Jokerace contest: Gitcoin GG20 Community Council

Voting closes on February 25 @ 11:59pm UTC


What network is it on? Someone tried on mainet and it said ineligble. Also I have 5 votes but it doesnt update to put me with the others who have votes.

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Yes all addresses that hold more than 50 GTC on Mainnet is part of the allowlist! And of course the contest takes a snapshot of token holders ahead of when the contest went live. So if you try to buy GTC now it won’t go through.

Also it helps to sometimes do a hard refresh on the page! It sometimes need a refresh to show up votes and eligible addresses.

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Also the vote in on OP, so make sure they’re voting on OP. Even if they hold GTC on Mainnet they are still eligible!


Just voted! Very hard choices since all of the candidates bring something exciting to the table.

There are three candidates that are “new” to the forum (this was tagged as their first post), but I know them from other communities and would like to vouch for them as being credible actors worthy of your consideration (in addition to all others who are more established voices on the gov forum):

  • @feems - we worked together closely through Plurality Labs (and did a greenpill ep too). She is extremely on the ball and brings a level of detail and acuity that I think this group would greatly benefit from.

  • @joanbp - is a fellow optimism RetroPGF badgeholder. I observed her to be one of the most active and thoughtful voices in the groupchat, has a very neutral perspective and shows up consistently.

  • @SHiNYA-MORi - We met at Funding the Commons in Taipei a few months ago. Shinya has a lot of really exciting ideas for bridging theory and practice, and a strong presence in a variety of public goods oriented communities.

These are not the only people you should consider. DYOR as always and vote your values. I just wanted to vouch for these three since they were flagged as “new” here but were not new to me.


We are in the final few days of the nominations! Thank you to everyone’s involvement once again. Please note the following:

Once the vote closes EOD February 25th, the team will review the results and I will make a post on Monday outlining the 7 elected council members as well as next steps. We have also received some feedback already which will be baked into a mini retro that I’ll include in the post on Monday.

If anyone voted for themselves, we will manually deduct those votes from their profile before we tally the results and announce revised results if needed.

cc: @wasabi @thedevanshmehta @ZER8 @Pfed-prog @Decentralizedceo @lanzdingz @CryptoReuMD @duckdegen @jengajojo @ASTRO-HSU


@gospelofchange @azeem @joanbp @mashal @robioreefeco @eleventh19 @SHiNYA-MORi @feems @mortech @hangleang

For those I couldn’t tag in the above post.


Getting the chance to witness @feems reasoning, I also think she would be a great fit!


Thank you for this, Carl. That was a beautiful, kind gesture.

Congratulations to the elected! :star:


Results are in! Congratulations to @feems @ZER8 @thedevanshmehta @azeem @mashal @wasabi @lanzdingz for being the 7 GG20 Community Council members! We are so excited to welcome you on board.

Unfortunately, @CryptoReuMD voted for himself, so we manually subtracted those votes from the tally. See results and raw data here.

Honestly, each and every one of the nominees were incredible candidates and we are so grateful for all of you who put your hand up for this!

Next steps for the council: I am going to DM you on Twitter to get connected on TG so that we can coordinate the onboarding session. Because of ETH Denver happening this week, I would like to set this up for next week.

Some reflection of this vote and process:

We heard feedback on a few different points regarding the process and vote, including using Jokerace as the platform and a barrier to entry. I will be doing a more fleshed out retrospective at the end of GG20 to see how we can further improve processes moving forward but for now I will highlight the following:

  • We understand the the minimum threshold of 50 GTC was most likely too high, so we will lower this in the future.
  • We still believe that Jokerace was a better platform to use for this as the UI is much better, and it allowed us to run the vote the way we were hoping for – we weren’t necessarily looking for incredibly high numbers of votes, but more so for high context Gitcoin community members making informed decisions. IMO we achieved this.
  • If there is general apathy for voter participation in those who hold our governance token, this is something that we will look into and try to solve for.

Of course there is always room for improvement. This is a brand new process so we will iterate in the future where needed!


Congratulations, all above 7 community council members.
It’s glad to see Gitcoin is going to more decentralized way.