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Announcing the 2021 Steering Committee Election Results
Author: Kaslin Fields
The 2021 Steering Committee Election is now complete. The Kubernetes Steering Committee consists of 7 seats, 4 of which were up for election in 2021. Incoming committee members serve a term of 2 years, and all members are elected by the Kubernetes Community.
This community body is significant since it oversees the governance of the entire Kubernetes project. With that great power comes great responsibility. You can learn more about the steering committee’s role in their charter.
Congratulations to the elected committee members whose two year terms begin immediately (listed in alphabetical order by GitHub handle):
- Christoph Blecker (@cblecker), Red Hat
- Stephen Augustus (@justaugustus), Cisco
- Paris Pittman (@parispittman), Apple
- Tim Pepper (@tpepper), VMware
They join continuing members:
- Davanum Srinivas (@dims), VMware
- Jordan Liggitt (@liggitt), Google
- Bob Killen (@mrbobbytables), Google
Paris Pittman and Christoph Blecker are returning Steering Committee Members.
Thank you and congratulations on a successful election to this round’s election officers:
- Alison Dowdney, (@alisondy)
- Noah Kantrowitz (@coderanger)
- Josh Berkus (@jberkus)
Special thanks to Arnaud Meukam (@ameukam), k8s-infra liaison, who enabled our voting software on community-owned infrastructure.
Thanks to the Emeritus Steering Committee Members. Your prior service is appreciated by the community:
- Derek Carr (@derekwaynecarr)
- Nikhita Raghunath (@nikhita)
And thank you to all the candidates who came forward to run for election.
Get Involved with the Steering Committee
This governing body, like all of Kubernetes, is open to all. You can follow along with Steering Committee backlog items and weigh in by filing an issue or creating a PR against their repo. They have an open meeting on the first Monday at 9:30am PT of every month and regularly attend Meet Our Contributors. They can also be contacted at their public mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see what the Steering Committee meetings are all about by watching past meetings on the YouTube Playlist.
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