Validator DAO Elections-Q4 2021

The Validator DAO framework and foundation is built. Now it’s time for some new ideas! The Validator DAO will also grow from 5 to 9 Governors during this election. Get your candidacy in today!

  • Now it is time to choose your Harmony Validator DAO Governors

The Harmony Validator DAO is tasked with the goals of representing, expanding and strengthening the Harmony Validator and Delegator community while supporting the Harmony Protocol and Network.

The Harmony Validator DAO Mandates

  • Decentralization: bootstrap thousands of elected validators, grow diverse validator profiles
  • Security: support high staking rate, promote security practices and tooling
  • Participation: facilitate protocol upgrade proposals, recruit votes for improvements

Decentralization: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO you will assist with the onboarding of new validators through education, direct assistance and improved automation tooling. You will provide education and training in addition to Bootstrapping diverse Validator profiles.

Security: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO you will assist the community in securing the network by encouraging high staking rates within the community and provide education on best security practices for Validator nodes both on cloud and on personal servers.

Participation: As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO, you will be assisting with participation in governance by facilitating discussions on Harmony core protocol proposals and by encouraging participation in voting on these proposals by the Validator community. You will work to assist proponents in capturing ideas and getting them into the Harmony Improvement Proposal process. You may even write and submit proposals for funding Validator DAO initiatives.

As a Governor for the Harmony Validator DAO, you will work on deliverables for the DAO and be expected to provide them in a timely fashion. The Harmony Validator DAO is a flat organization with no internal hierarchy, all Governors should be self-starting contributors who can work autonomously without supervision. You will encourage member participation in the DAO and always look to the Validator community for consensus.

We encourage all who are interested to submit their candidacy for an elected position as a Governor of the Validator DAO. The dates regarding the election process are as follows:

Thursday 30th September at 12 PM PST, 2021: Submit Your Candidacy — To submit your candidacy, go to Governance/Validator - Harmony Community Forum 34 and make a new topic with the title: Validator DAO Council Candidate: [XXXX] as the subject line (replacing “XXXX” with your name, of course). Fill out any details you believe are important for the community to know about you in order to receive their vote.

NOTE: The pool for candidates CLOSE at Midnight PST, Wednesday, October 6th (Midnight PST the Night Of The 6th). No candidates will be considered who enter AFTER that time. Thursday, October 7th at 12:0am PST, 2021: The Field is Closed — Once a candidate has submitted their candidacy to talk.harmony.one , they are free to campaign. Visit reddit, visit telegram, twitter or other social media channels.

Campaigning

The days between Thursday, October 7th and Sunday, October 10th will be dedicated to conversations and communications about what the Harmony Validator DAO means to you, what should and shouldn’t the Validator DAO do and asking the members of the community to vote for you.

There will be a Discord AMA in the Harmony Discord server under the channel Validator DAO on Saturday, October 9th, at 9am PST. The candidates will be able to respond to questions from questions from the community. We will seek questions from the community prior to the AMA.

6pm PST Monday, October 11th, 2021: Elections:

The election runs from 6pm PST, Monday, October 11th until Midnight PST, Sunday, October 17st. At the end of which the new Governors will be elected into their positions. The vote will be held on the Validator DAO Mainnet seed here Validator DAO Mainnet Proposals.

Once the election closes at Midnight PST on Sunday, October 17th, we will know who our governors for the Validator DAO will be. They will be integrated into all current communications systems and start the organizing process in accordance with the charter. They will start by building their Charter annexes.

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an exciting milestone!

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It is indeed an exciting time!

Onwards and Upwards, Onwards and Forwards :smiley:

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Exciting and stressfull. Like watching a bird try to take flight for the first time. Highest hopes, greatest fears but you know the leap of faith has to happen.

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moreover the great support form everywhere to those brave who have decided to!

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Candidate submissions are closed.
Voting snapshot is here:
VDAO Governor Elections Vote
Cadidates:

  1. Maffaz
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Maffaz.One (Q4 2021)
  2. ONE4ALL
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: ONE4All
  3. frwrdslosh/FarmonyONE
    Validator DAO Council Cadidate: [frwrdslosh/FarmonyONE]
  4. Abraham
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Abraham/Abrahamone4all
  5. Symphony.One
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Symphony.One
  6. Stakeridoo
    Validator DAO Council Cadidate: Stakeridoo
  7. HankTheCrank
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: HankTheCrank - Coinkin
  8. BrotherONE
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: BrotherONE
  9. Titus
    Validator DAO Council Candidate: Titus.ONE

Next up is the AMA.
Voting starts on the 11th!

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9 great candidates…

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Thanks for this great graphic :pray:t3: and thanks @Jimbo_JCR.one for doing a list of all candidates :+1:t3:

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