Wikipedia:Ambassadors/Steering Committee

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The Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee is part of the process of transitioning from a Wikimedia staff-led program to a volunteer-driven program, which started to happen at the end of the 1-year Public Policy Initiative grant. The Wikipedia Ambassador Steering Committee is comprised completely of volunteers.

Role of the committee[edit]

In broad strokes, the likely scope of the committee includes: working on a proposal how, and how fast, to expand the activities of the Ambassador Program into new geographies, new disciplines, and new kinds of outreach; developing a reward and feedback system for ambassadors; finding a scalable solution to evaluate new ambassador candidates (which until now has fallen to Annie and Sage).

In the future, the committee might also be given the authority to resolve disputes among ambassadors (not an issue that's come up so far, thankfully); to establish metrics for evaluating the value of different outreach initiatives and to allocate resources accordingly (in case the Ambassador Program gets its own budget).

Meeting notes[edit]

Past Committee Meetings[edit]

Next meeting's agenda[edit]

Late April[edit]

(Tentatively scheduled for week of April 23rd or 30th? 2012)

Possible agenda (feel free to add topics or discuss through email or on talk page)
  • WikiProject Launch
  • Journal Idea Feedback
  • Newsletter/Signpost efforts.
  • Overall Recruitment Team Efforts
  • Brief chat about Summer 'Working Group'
    • Establishing measurable goals
Short-term planning
  • May 2012 elections
Long-term planning
  • Ambassador program at Wikimania 2012


In development[edit]

  • see above

In discussion[edit]

  • see above

Recommended by the steering committee for adoption[edit]

  • see above

Adopted by the ambassador program[edit]

Past Elections[edit]

Current Members[edit]

Donald Albury (Term: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012)
Cindy Ashley-Nelson (Term: Fall 2011 - Fall 2012)
Christopher Cheney (Term: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012)
Tom Fish (Term: Fall 2011 - Fall 2012)
Richard Knipel (Term: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012)
Piotr Konieczny (Term: Spring 2011 - Spring 2012)
Michael Lynch (Term: Fall 2011 - Fall 2012)

Former Members[edit]

Fletcher Commons (Term: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)
Cheryl Moy (Term: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)
PJ Tabit (Term: Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)
Alex Stinson (Term: Fall 2010 - Fall 2011)
Jan Eissfeldt (Term: Fall 2010 - Fall 2011)