Announcing the 2022 OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member Election

Published December 30, 2021

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity.  This is to announce the OpenID Foundation individual community board member 2022 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the development and adoption of open identity standards as well as the strategic direction of the organizations.

Per the Foundation’s bylaws, three individual community board members are elected.  Nat Sakimura’s and John Bradley’s terms have one year remaining. George Fletcher’s two-year is coming to an end. I want to thank George for his ongoing service to the Foundation and the community at large.  George is eligible to nominate himself again for this important role, as are others

The individual community board member election will be conducted on the following schedule:

  • Nominations open:  Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Nominations close:  Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Election begins:  Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Election ends: Monday, January 31, 2022
  • Results announced by: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • New board term starts: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

All members of the OpenID Foundation in good standing are eligible to nominate themselves, second the nominations of others including those who self-nominated, and vote for candidates. If you’re not already a member of the OpenID Foundation, we encourage you to join now at

Voting and nominations are being conducted on the OpenID Foundation web site at Please log in at to participate in nominations and voting. If you experience problems participating in the election or joining the foundation, please send an email to right away.

Board participation requires a substantial investment of time and energy. It is a volunteer effort that should not be undertaken lightly. Should you be elected, expect to be called upon to serve both on the board and on its committees. You should have your employer’s agreement to attend two or more in-person board meetings a year, which are typically collocated with important identity conferences around the world. If you’re committed to open identity standards and work well with others, we encourage your candidacy.

You are encouraged to publicly address these questions in your candidate statement:

  1. What are the key opportunities you see for the OpenID Foundation in 2022?
  2. How will you demonstrate your commitment to the work of the foundation in terms of resources, focus and leadership?
  3. What would you like to see accomplished in 2022? How do you personally plan to make these things happen?
  4. What resources will you bring to the foundation to help the foundation attain its goals?
  5. What current or past experiences, skills, and interests will inform your contributions and views?

Candidates can address these questions in their election statements on various community mailing lists, including Please forward questions, comments and suggestions to me at



Gail Hodges
Executive Director
The OpenID Foundation