Elections for Stan Governing Body 2023

Dear Stan community and @Stan_Development_Team,

Again it is time to start thinking about the next Stan Governing Body election. We will see the end of tenure of @yizhang, @spinkney, and @storopoli. Thus three seats are up for election, and the new members will serve with @mitzimorris and @vianeylb in 2023.

Below you will find the timeline we would like to follow for the elections, some other important details about the election, and links to information about the SGB.

Anyone in the Stan community can nominate themselves, so please think about whether you would be interested in volunteering to help the Stan community in this way. If you know anyone you think would be good for this role please also encourage them to consider nominating themselves.

If you are thinking about nominating yourself but have questions, you can either ask publicly by responding to this post or privately by emailing board@mc-stan.org.

Timeline for nominations and voting

Here is the timeline we would like to follow, but adjustments can be made if necessary:

  • Oct 31 - Nov 14: Nominations open (like last year, there will be a thread on the forums specifically for nominations)
  • Nov 15 - Dec 30: Voting open (through https://heliosvoting.org/ )
  • Dec 2022-Jan 2023: Transition between governing bodies

Other important information about the election

  • People will be able to nominate themselves for a term of either 1 or 2 years. This will help ensure continuity on the SGB.
  • Anyone can nominate themselves for the SGB. You do not need to be a Stan developer, just someone interested in the future of the Stan project. Both the current and previous SGB included a mix of developers and other Stan community members.
  • To nominate yourself please respond to the nominations thread here on the Stan forums, which will be created when nominations open. We encourage all nominees to briefly summarize their experiences with Stan and their goals for the SGB. For examples of past nominations, here is last year’s forum thread with SGB nominations: Nominations for the next Stan Governing Body.
  • Currently the electorate consists of Stan developers. We interpret this broadly and include community developers. If you are in doubt or feel you should be eligible to vote, please reach out to board@mc-stan.org. We use the final electorate list as it stands on November 15.

Info about the SGB

  • For details on the responsibilities of the SGB please see the SGB section at Stan - About Us

Yi Zhang on behalf of @SGB


Nomination now open. Please use the thread Nominations for 2023 Stan Governing Body.