Announcing the 2024 OpenID Foundation Community Representatives Election

Published December 11, 2023

This is to announce the 2024 OpenID Foundation Community Representatives election schedule. Those elected will help guide the Foundation’s efforts in facilitating the development and adoption of important open identity standards enabling global interoperability as well as the strategic direction of the Foundation.

Please note that the OpenID Foundation board of directors unanimously approved updated Bylaws at a board meeting on November 16, 2023, with full details found here including a summary of updates.

Per the updated Bylaws and as of December 1, 2023, there are four Community Representative seats.  Nat Sakimura’s and John Bradley’s two-year terms have one year remaining. George Fletcher’s two-year term is coming to end so that 2024 election has two Commnuity Representative seats available. I want to thank George for his continued service to the Foundation and the community at large noting that he is eligible to run again in 2024 election.

The Community Representative’s election schedule is as follows:

  • Nominations open:  Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Nominations close:  Friday, December 29, 2023
  • Election begins:  Tuesday January 2, 2024
  • Election ends and results announced: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • New board term starts: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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 conducted on the OpenID Foundation web site:

You will need to 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

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. If you’re committed to the Foundation’s Vision and Mission and collaborate 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 2024?
  2. How will you demonstrate your commitment in terms of resources, focus and leadership?
  3. What would you like to see the Foundation accomplish in 2024; how do you personally plan to contribute?
  4. What other resources do you bring to the Foundation to help the Foundation attain its goals?
  5. What current or past experiences, skills, or interests will inform your contributions and views?

Please forward questions, comments and suggestions to me at

Best regards,

Gail Hodges
Executive Director
OpenID Foundation