Announcing the 2022 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee Election

The OpenTelemetry project is excited to announce the 2022 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee (GC) election. Nominations are due by end-of-day on 7 October 2022, with the ratification happening by 8 October 2022 and a list of eligible candidates will be shared on 9 October 2022. Voting will take place between 18 October 2022 and 20 October 2022, and the final election results will be announced 22 October 2022.


If you are a member of standing in the OpenTelemetry community, we invite you to participate in this election to ensure that the community is well-represented in the Governance Committee. In this election four people must be elected, each with two-year terms.

If you have made contributions to our ecosystem not measured by the automatic process, you can request an exception to participate in the election before 23:59 UTC on 17 October 2022. The voter roll with all members of standing and approved exceptions will be published here by 11 October 2022 and continuously updated.

Voting will be open between 00:00 UTC on 18 October 2022 00:00 UTC and 20 October 2022 23:59 UTC on Helios Voting; voters will need to sign in with their GitHub account.

To learn more about the election process, read about all of the details here.

Interested in joining the Governance Committee?

If you’ve been working on OpenTelemetry and seeing it grow, or are an end-user that wants to help us make OpenTelemetry better, now’s the time to consider running for a seat on the Governance Committee. You can read about the Governance Committee’s role in this blog post or refer to the charter document. You may nominate yourself (or others!) by submitting a Pull Request against the list of candidates by 7 October 2022 23:59 UTC — more detailed requirements about the nomination and ratification process can be found here.

We would like to thank the GC members who have helped grow OpenTelemetry, and invite them to run for re-election if they so choose: Alolita Sharma, Daniel Dyla, Liz Fong-Jones and Morgan McLean. After this election, the Governance Committee will comprise 9 members with staggered 2-year terms, all elected by the community.


For any election related questions, please file an issue on the community repository here and tag @jpkrohling, @bogdandrutu, and @bhs. Or send us a message on CNCF Slack in #opentelemetry if you have an urgent access issue during voting.

See you at the polls!

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