Summer 2018 Board Election: Candidate Interviews

We have two seats open on the board of directors this election cycle. Four awesome folks have stepped up as candidates. Ballots will be sent sent to voting AMT members today and election results will be in on August 14th.

Get to know the candidates:

Jeremy Capdevielle

@jeremyjcap

Why do you want to be on the board at AMT?

I want to have a say in the direction of the org (as first gen Mexican American I feel passionate about providing more opportunities to other first gen, immigrant, generally POC communities). On that I only contribute to projects and orgs that demonstrate inclusion in action. I’ve never been on a board so this would also be a fun new learning experience. I’m also CEO of a social arts company and wonder how being on the board and the relationships and connections might help elevate the magic I am already bringing.

What are one or two things you would get done if you were elected?

Hmm hard to say. I don’t know what AMT is already doing to be an inclusive org. I would make sure we had one clear way that AMT is supporting a safe and inclusive space at the location. I would also build at least one strategic partnership with an org in line with our vision values and efforts make AMT accessible to folks beyond our current reach and culture.

Patrick Davies

@patricks-d

Why do you want to be on the board at AMT?

Being on the AMT board would be a great opportunity for me to further support the community beyond my Monster Corps service. I’d love to be a part of the collaborative process to help AMT grow and develop.

What are one or two things you would get done if you were elected?

I would like to find more opportunities for AMT to connect with the community because we are a great resource and have much to offer.  I’d like to figure out some more educational / skill building classes that might be of interest to our members and identify people who could teach those courses.

Bernard Manning

@TechCurious

Why do you want to be on the board at AMT?

I have time and skills. Also several people have recommended I run. I also would like to have a more purposeful role in the organization.

What are one or two things you would get done if you were elected?

Wow. I’m not sure. Try and create more outreach opportunities.

Nico Scherm

@nys

Why you want to be on the board at AMT?

I’ve been serving on the board of directors as a member and chairperson for a year now and I feel it’s been very rewarding working with the board. I’m invested in AMT as a community and would like to help continue its growth and work to make AMT sustainable for the long haul. I was part of the discussion to create the org goals for this year and am committed to seeing them through.

What are one or two things you would get done if you were elected?

I want to see us meet our staffing goals and create better documentation, including a comprehensive code of conduct.

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