Getting my local government feet wet tonight...

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Inder
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Good luck, WWK.

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I did not get picked, but I'm okay with it.

It was an interesting process. We all had the chance to give a 2 minute introduction and were then posed a series of questions where we had the chance to give a 2 minute response. Each member then nominated a candidate (only 2 of the 8 were nominated) and they then asked a few more questions before voting on a winner.

The board members did come up and talk to me (individually) after and they said I did a really great job. The 2 who nominated candidates told me I had been their second choice.

I think they made a good pick. The candidate they chose came across as smart, experienced, and well spoken. She was also a woman of color, which is a big step in the right direction for my community. If I had been on the board I probably would have made the same decision.

Her one weak spot was that she has not been actively engaged in working towards equity and diversity in our community (and has not been actively involved in the community period) and she appeared to be unaware of the work we have already done. That said, if she can get up to speed I feel good about what she can do.

I'm planning on running for school board in April 2021. There will be 2 seats up for grabs (including this one).

The process itself wasn't great. I don't know if conducting an open interview like that was the right idea. The questions were all over the place and either too vague or too complex to answer in 2 minutes. I also didn't like that they nominated in the open without any discussion. It was very awkward.

Anyway, I'm glad I did it. It was great experience. I wasn't sure if I wanted to get involved in local politics, but this taste helped answer that question for me.
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Good on you for doing it WW. As it was an open forum hopefully the selected candidate heard about what you have been doing and if she is any good will ask you for advise about it.

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Next time, next time! Glad you went through it for the experience at least. Keep us updated on the future.
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Ive been a bit behind in this. Nice work trying.

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My advice: Get help from the Russians.
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