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Grand Comics Database ™<br>
Grand Comics Database ™<br>
34 Overby Circle<br>
6834 Cantrell Road  Suite #1558<br>
Little Rock, AR 72205
Little Rock, AR 72207


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Latest revision as of 20:46, 21 February 2022

The "Board" refers to the GCD's Board of Directors defined by the The GCD Charter. This nine-member group exists to help set and revise GCD policy, make sure that all of the administrative roles are adequately staffed, and identify problem areas and set up action committees to resolve them. The Board does not handle the day-to-day operations of the GCD but ensures that resources are available and that the project addresses areas of change when needed.

Contacting the Board

All Board activity is recorded and can be found on the gcd-board mailing list.

Questions to the Board can be emailed to the GCD Contact List or posted on the gcd-main mailing list.

The business mailing address is:

Grand Comics Database ™
6834 Cantrell Road Suite #1558
Little Rock, AR 72207



Elections

Elections are held every November in which either four or five of the Board members are elected to two-year terms by the GCD membership.

In accordance to the The GCD Charter, candidates who wish to run for a board seat must post a message to the gcd-main email list to that effect anytime during the period three weeks prior to the election to two days prior. A subsequent Boards vote on February 22, 2011 and December 3, 2012 further defined the specific election rules as follows:

  • The official period that members may announce their candidacy is between October 25 (00:00:00 GMT) and November 13 (23:59:59 GMT).
  • Candidates are allowed to campaign, if they so choose, at any time during the dates in which they are allowed to announce their candidacy.
  • The order of candidates on the ballot for Board elections will be random. The officer setting up the ballot will randomize the order using a method of their choice such as dice, shuffled deck of cards bearing the candidates' names, etc.
  • The period of voting for Board positions is between November 15 (00:00:00 GMT) and November 21 (23:59:59 GMT).
  • The term of office for regularly elected members of the Board runs from December 1 (18:00:0 GMT) of their election year to November 30 (17:59:59 GMT) of the second year following.



Members

The following table reflects the history of the Board with current members identified in green.

2000-20011 2000-20021 2001-2003 2002-2004 2003-2005
Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred
Lionel English Mike Catron Lionel English Mike Catron Matt Head
Lou Mazzella Tim Stroup Ken Lemons Matt Gore Tony Rose
Mike Rhode Maurizio Villotta Tony Rose Matthias Hofmann Per Sandell
Tony Rose (vacant) Lou Mazzella
2004-2006 2005-2007 2006-2008 2007-2009 2008-2010
Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Ray Bottorff Jr Will Allred Henry Andrews
Mike Catron Mike Nielsen Mike Catron Matt Gore Ray Bottorff Jr
Matt Gore Tony Rose Matthias Hofmann Mike Nielsen Lionel English
Matthias Hofmann Per Sandell / Matt Gore2 Jim Ludwig Tony Rose Ralf Haring
Lou Mazzella Lou Mazzella Lou Mazzella
2009-2011 2010-2012 2011-2013 2012-2014 2013-2015
Will Allred Ray Bottorff, Jr.4 Alexandros Diamantidis Lionel English Jochen Garcke
Peter Croome Lionel English Andrés Jiménez Gómez Merlin Haas Witold Karpeta
Matt Gore Henry Andrews / Merlin Haas3 Daniel Nauschuetz Lou Mazella Tony Rose
Tony Rose Lou Mazzella Tony Rose Don Milne Ramon Schenk5
Don Milne Mike Nielsen
2014-2016 2015-2017 2016-20186 2017-20198 2018-2020
Lionel English Jochen Garcke Lionel English Jochen Garcke Lionel English
Andrés Jiménez Tony Rose Matthew Gore Tony Rose Matthew Gore
Lou Mazzella Daniel Nauschuetz Don Milne Christopher Garry Don Milne
Don Milne Ray Bottorff, Jr. Derek Reinhard Ray Bottorff, Jr. Derek Reinhard
Vik-Thor Rose Lou Mazzella7 Alexandros Diamantidis
2019-20219 2020-202211 2021-2023 2022-2024 2023-2025
Jochen Garcke Don Milne Jochen Garcke
Tony Rose12 Alexandros Diamantidis L. Jámal Walton
Antonio Pontes Junior Matthew Gore Ramon Schenk
L. Jámal Walton10 Steven Rowe
Ramon Schenk13 Darrell McCann13

Note 1: The first Board election was held in 2000. Five members served only one year term.
Note 2: Per Sandell resigned shortly after the 2006 election. Matt Gore served the remainder of the term.
Note 3: Henry Andrews resigned from his 2nd term in May 2011. Merlin Haas served the remainder of the term.
Note 4: The Board extended the GCD's gratitude to Ray Bottorff, Jr after his term expired in 2012 in a motion that passed unanimously on November 27, 2012 for his 12 years of dedicated service to the Board and the GCD.
Note 5: There were only three candidates for the 2013 election; a special election took place in mid of 2014 to fill the remaining seat
Note 6: There were only three candidates for the five open seats in the 2016 election; a special election took place in February 2017 to fill the remaining 2 seats.
Note 7: Lou Mazzella resigned in September 2017.
Note 8: There were only four candidates for the five open seats in the 2017 election.
Note 9: There were only three candidates for the four open seats in the 2019 election.
Note 10: A special election was held in May 2020 to fill a vacant seat; L. Jámal Walton will serve through the end of the term in 2021.
Note 11: There were only four candidates for the five open seats in the 2020 election.
Note 12: Tony Rose resigned before the end of his term in 2021.
Note 13: A special election was held in July 2021 to fill two vacant seats; Ramon Schenk and Darell McCann will serve through the end of the term in 2021.

An approximate timeline view (the resignations/special elections don't line up quite right, of course):

Term ending year '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23
Will Allred
Ray Bottorf Jr
Mike Catron
Lionel English
Lou Mazzella
Mike Rhode
Tony Rose
Tim Stroup
Maurizio Villotta
Ken Lemons
Matt Gore
Matthias Hofmann
Matt Head
Per Sandell
Mike Nielsen
Jim Ludwig
Henry Andrews
Ralf Haring
Peter Croome
Don Milne
Merlin Haas
Alexandros Diamantidis
Andrés Jiménez Gómez
Daniel Nauschuetz
Jochen Garcke
Witold Karpeta
Ramon Schenk
Vik-Thor Rose
Derek Reinhard
Christopher Garry
Antonio Pontes Junior
L. Jámal Walton
Steven Rowe
Darrell McCann
Term ending year '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23

Board Officers

The The GCD Charter directs Board members to elect officers as needed from among their membership.

Each board officer is responsible for making sure that the other board officers are fully trained in and have access to the tools and accounts needed to perform their jobs, such that each board officer is fully capable of performing as a backup for the others. When a given board officer is replaced by another board member, any shared passwords should be changed.

At this time, the Board has identified three positions:

  • Chairman: Responsible for reading posted messages daily, setting the Board's agenda and arbitrating disputes.
  • Secretary: Responsible for initiating Board votes and announcing the results. The Secretary also serves as the Vice Chairman filling in for the Chairman when called upon.
  • Treasurer: Responsible for the management of the Project's financial matters. This includes collecting fees, debts, donations, and other monies as well as the disbursement of funds pursuant to Board Policy. The Treasurer is required to report monthly to the Board on the financial status of the Project and act as the official Agent as required by the articles of incorporation in the State of Arkansas.


Year Chairman Secretary Treasurer
2000-2001 Lionel English Lou Mazzella
2001-2002 Lionel English Ken Lemons
2002-2003 Lionel English Matthias Hoffman
2003-2004 Ray Bottorff Jr Matthias Hoffman
2004-2005 Ray Bottorff Jr Matthias Hoffman
2005-2006 Ray Bottorff Jr Matthias Hoffman
2006-2007 Ray Bottorff Jr Matthias Hoffman Tony Rose
2007-2008 Mike Nielsen Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2008-2009 Mike Nielsen Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2009-2010 Lionel English Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2010-2011 Lionel English Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2011-2012 Lionel English Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2012-2013 Lionel English Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2013-2014 Don Milne Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2014-2015 Don Milne Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2015-2016 Daniel Nauschuetz Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2016-2017 Daniel Nauschuetz Lou Mazzella Tony Rose
2017-2018 Lionel English Don Milne Tony Rose
2018-2019 Lionel English Don Milne Tony Rose
2019-2020 Don Milne Alexandros Diamantidis Tony Rose
2020-2021 Don Milne Alexandros Diamantidis Tony Rose1
2021-2022 Don Milne Ramon Schenck VACANT


Note 1: Resigned before end of term.

Board Votes

The Board Votes regularly following Parliamentary Rules designed for asynchronous meetings. The results of those votes can be found below.



Board Discussion Update Reports

The following reports were submitted by the Secretary for several years and are included here in case the original e-mail records of the Board are ever lost.