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lucyp ([personal profile] lucyp) wrote2011-09-25 03:50 pm

This is me!

I'm Lucy Pearson* and I'm running for a seat on the Board of the Organization for Transformative Works this year!

The Board of the OTW oversees the general activities of the org, providing support to committee chairs and taking care of the big picture. When one of the committees wants to spend some money, or launch a new project, or wants to bring a new staffer onto their team, the Board discuss and decide that. While the work of committees is really at the heart of the org, the Board makes sure everything is tickety-boo and helps to give some overall shape and direction for what's going on. It also has a certain legal role - since the OTW is a 501(c) registered non-profit, there has to be a group of people who can legally represent it (and be held accountable).

I joined the OTW way back in 2008, when it was just a wee baby organisation - this is my fourth term as a staffer! I've had my finger in a number of pies - beginning as a coder (and I really was a beginner), I have done testing, support, communications and served as the chair of the Accessibility, Design and Technology Committee. Right now, I am a staffer on the AD&T, Communications and Support committees. Serving in these various roles has given me a chance to interact with lots of different parts of the organisation, and with the users of some of our tools (mainly the Archive of Our Own). In addition, having been around for a while, I've had the chance to see what works well in the org and what could be even better. So, running for Board seems like the next logical step!

I'll be posting more updates on the OTW and the Board election here as things progress. You might also want to follow the OTW blog for official updates.

If you have questions, I'd be super happy to hear them. Comment here or feel free to PM.

Wheee! Exciting times!

* I'm probably better-known under my fannish id, which many of you will be able to guess. However, please don't link it to this id publicly, as I prefer to have a little separation between the two.