*Ombudsburner (Ombudsperson) role — see definition of ‘ombudsman’ on wikipedia here:
Please nominate yourself or a friend on the Nomination Form
This role is a public, independent advisor and liaison to the board, to make recommendations and mediate, as needed. They will lead a short public survey of the board every 6 months; forms and social media assistance provided. Limited time commitment: at least 1 hr per month, and 4 hours for board survey semi-annually. This role has a 1 year minimum and 4 year maximum term.
2) For at least 4 hours/month every 6 months, steward a public board member 360 feedback process, described below.
Tasks to be completed by the Ombudsburner: 360 review process (public) every 6 months, with public call for comment / feedback on board behavior and roles in the review period. This has two parts, a private board members-only survey, and a public board member survey. The ombudsperson would share the anonymised results of both, And tally any recommendations such as role changes & objective/purpose review as a whole board. (Final scope described here is subject to change based on current needs, but the basic review process should remain straightforward.)
Forms: the survey monkey forms give a description of the board with the roles and responsibilities & objectives/purposes for the board itself. The Community is invited to provide any feedback.
This Nomination form is open and explanation to community through June 2022 with a final decision in July. The announcement of a selected ombudsburner is targeted for August 1, with a post on houstonburners.org.