ELECTIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE (post updated 12.06.2022)
Please take the post election survey: https://forms.gle/QkGjNEYsgXB6f4ef6
Gitcoin has elected the next cohort of members to its Gitcoin Stewards Council. The Gitcoin Stewards Council was created in March 2022 as a governance mechanism and has continued to refine the objectives, selection methods, and compensation of selected Gitcoin Steward Council members.
The objective of this new council is to be an externally connected strategic body that will help Gitcoin improve market sensing ability and to provide feedback on strategy, proposals, and challenges.
Also new to this cycle, Gitcoin, demonstrated a quadratically elected DAO Steward Council in a modified format of internal and external representatives. This new council will have one representative from each workstream and 10 externally active web3 leaders.
The newly elected council will serve its new term until June 3rd, 2023.
|@DisruptionJoe||Fraud Detection and Defense|
|@ceresstation||Public Goods Funding|
|@kevin.olsen||Gitcoin Product Collective|
|@Viriya||Marketing Memes and Merch|
ELECTIONS ARE NOW LIVE (post updated 11.28.2022)
As per the steward council v2 proposal, the vote for the next steward council is now live. For details on this process, please see the details below.
As we are using a new quadratic voting strategy, we created a new snapshot site where you will need to join and vote. You can find the vote: Snapshot
This vote will be conducted on Snapshot using “egalitarian quadratic voting” which means every registered steward will receive 99 tokens for which they can cast to any number of the 15 candidates using the Quadratic Voting methodology.
Voting period will close at 12:00 pm UTC on Monday, December 05th. This is a whitelisted vote, which means this vote is open only to registered Gitcoin Stewards found here.
Q: What is quadratic voting and how do my votes count?
A: See this quick explainer & simulator from The Economist
Q: I thought we only vote for 5 days - why is this listed as seven?
A: this vote will end over the weekend, which is not the full five “work” days - so we extend it over the weekend to make sure everyone has plenty of time to vote.
Q: Can I change my mind once voted if I see a certain candidate are (not) being upvoted?
A: Yes, Votes can be changed while the proposal is active
Q: Help - I get the error message “Oops, it seems you don’t have any voting power at block blahblahblah“ - what does this mean?
A: If you are a steward, this means the ETH wallet address you are attempting to vote from is not “whitelisted”. The steward addresses “whitelisted” were taken from the Introducing Steward Governance post.
A: If you are no longer using the address you listed as a steward, please contact @shawn on Discord shawn16400#5507 and he can substitute one address with another. If you are not a steward but do want to vote because you hold GTC, this is unfortunately not possible at this time: you can delegate your voting power here to one of the existing stewards.
Gitcoin Steward Council: Nomination Thread and update
This post is the official announcement of nominees for the Gitcoin Steward Council election. This post also outlines the nominations process and announces the representatives from the individual workstreams. Specific voting instructions for the Stewards will be published shortly. The new Steward Council will have a term of 180 days (v3 term: ~ 05 December 2022 to ~03 June 2023).
This post has four sections:
- Background on the Stewards Council & election process
- How nominees were selected appointed workstream representatives
- Announcement of the nominees
- What happens next
As we are piloting a new quadratic voting methodology, this post does not include specific voting instructions. Those specific instructions will be distributed shortly to the voting stewards.
To recall - this is our current voting schedule:
1.Background on the Steward Council:
In May of 2021 Gitcoin launched GTC, the native governance token for Gitcoin. Along with the creation of GTC, the governance of Gitcoin was handed over to the community via a group of individuals known as Stewards. Stewards are trusted leaders with delegated (including self-delegated) voting power to make decisions on behalf of the community.
To support a move towards more active and engaged governance participation, and recognizing governance took a significant amount of time, the Steward Council was created in March of 2022 and it consisted of the most active and engaged stewards as illustrated by the steward health cards found at https://www.daostewards.xyz
At the conclusion of v1 of the council, in October 2022, a proposal was made to 1) Update objectives and role of the Steward Council 2. Allocate a monthly stipend to council members and 3) Change the selection process for how steward council members were chosen
Documentation on those efforts can be found here:
- Introducing the Steward Council
- The Steward Council - Formation & Mandate
- Proposal: V2 of the Steward Council
2.How nominees were selected & appointment of workstream representatives
Following Proposal: V2 of the Steward Council, Gitcoin Workstreams identified 3 nominees per work stream and those nominees were reviewed by CSDO. Additionally, during this period, the work streams also identified the following representatives who will sit on the Steward Council their behalf. The appointed representatives are:
- FDD: @DisruptionJoe
- PGF: @ceresstation
- GPC: @kevin.olsen
- DAOops: @Krrisis
- MMM: @Viriya
- Gitcoin Foundation: @kyle
3.Announcement of the nominees:
The following steward have been nominated by the Gitcoin Workstream leaders to stand in this upcoming election:
|Nominee||Nominated by||Steward Post|
|Eugyal||FDD||Introducing Stewards Governance - #244 by eugyal|
|Ccerv1||FDD||Introducing Stewards Governance - #254 by ccerv1|
|drnicka||FDD||Introducing Stewards Governance - #265 by drnicka|
|Annika||PGF||Introducing Stewards Governance - #194 by annika|
|Ken||PGF||Introducing Stewards Governance - #14 by ken|
|Dabit3||PGF||Introducing Stewards Governance - #259 by dabit3|
|lthrift||GPC||Introducing Stewards Governance - #216 by lthrift|
|auryn||GPC||Introducing Stewards Governance - #22 by auryn|
|0x_sam||GPC||Introducing Stewards Governance - #266 by 0x_sam|
|Epowell101||DAOops||Introducing Stewards Governance - #231 by epowell101|
|Griff||DAOops||Introducing Stewards Governance - #28 by griff|
|Pop||DAOops||Introducing Stewards Governance - #5 by Pop|
|J-pepper||MMM||Introducing Stewards Governance - #264 by j-pepper|
|llllvvuu||MMM||Introducing Stewards Governance - #255 by llllvvuu|
|ebransom||MMM||Introducing Stewards Governance - #268 by ebransom|
Nominees are encouraged (but not required) to post a comment below with additional information about themselves and why they feel they would be a good addition to this Council. Voting Stewards are encouraged to ask questions here of the candidates, to read their original steward posts above, and check their participation history on https://www.daostewards.xyz/ . To note - some nominees are new and they may not show up on https://www.daostewards.xyz/ until later this week.
4.What happens Next?
- Nominees can post up additional information regarding their candidacy this week
- Gitcoin stewards will receive instructions on how to participate in the quadratic vote
- Monday November 28, the voting period for the steward council will open for 5 days
- Monday December 05 - the results will be posted on the forum
If you have questions contact @shawn16400