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Announcing the 2020 Steering Committee Election Results

Author: Kaslin Fields

The 2020 Steering Committee Election is now complete. In 2019, the committee arrived at its final allocation of 7 seats, 3 of which were up for election in 2020. Incoming committee members serve a term of 2 years, and all members are elected by the Kubernetes Community.

This community body is significant since it oversees the governance of the entire Kubernetes project. With that great power comes great responsibility. You can learn more about the steering committee’s role in their charter.


Congratulations to the elected committee members whose two year terms begin immediately (listed in alphabetical order by GitHub handle):

They join continuing members Christoph Blecker (@cblecker), Red Hat; Derek Carr (@derekwaynecarr), Red Hat; Nikhita Raghunath (@nikhita), VMware; and Paris Pittman (@parispittman), Apple. Davanum Srinivas is returning for his second term on the committee.

Big Thanks!

  • Thank you and congratulations on a successful election to this round’s election officers:
  • Thanks to the Emeritus Steering Committee Members. Your prior service is appreciated by the community:
  • And thank you to all the candidates who came forward to run for election. As Jorge Castro put it: we are spoiled with capable, kind, and selfless volunteers who put the needs of the project first.

Get Involved with the Steering Committee

This governing body, like all of Kubernetes, is open to all. You can follow along with Steering Committee backlog items and weigh in by filing an issue or creating a PR against their repo. They have an open meeting on the first Monday of the month at 6pm UTC and regularly attend Meet Our Contributors. They can also be contacted at their public mailing list

You can see what the Steering Committee meetings are all about by watching past meetings on the YouTube Playlist.

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