Searching for Georgia Regional Contacts!

Photo Credit: Debbie Wolff Art: Identity Awareness Family by Shane Pitzer Year: 2017

March 7, 2024

Hi Georgia Burners!

YOUR FEEDBACK REQUESTED!

The Burning Man Regional Network team, in collaboration with local leaders, is searching for community leaders to build and nurture Burning Man community initiatives in Georgia.

These five candidates have stepped up to volunteer as Regional Contacts and help keep the flame burning:

  • Fred Welden aka Dobo
  • Gloria Todd
  • Laura Szymanski
  • Mike Alberghini aka Ghini
  • Shannon Kelly aka Shany

Regional Contacts work to help strengthen and foster connections in local regions. As such, we request your feedback about each candidate under consideration. This assists us in making the best selection for your local community.

If you know any of these candidates, please complete this community feedback survey by Friday, March 22nd, 2024.  

Survey link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7753343/GA-RC-Feedback-Survey

Your confidential feedback assists us in making the best selection for your local community. All feedback from this survey is provided to the RC selection team anonymously – all identifying information is removed – that said, please do not add identifying information to your narrative answers unless you intend for your identity to be known.

The survey allows you to easily skip candidates you’re not familiar with.

You can learn more about the Regional Contact selection process by reading these:

If you have questions about this process or additional feedback, which cannot be captured in the survey, please don’t hesitate to email us via regional-network@burningman.org.

With Excitement,
The Regional Network Team
Burning Man Project 

 


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 6!

New dates for our Georgia RC Search:

  • March 6, 2024:  Deadline to self-nominate with letter and submit volunteer questionnaire.

  • March 8: Opportunity for community feedback on candidates opens via confidential survey (survey open for 2 weeks).

  • March 2024: Candidates will be interviewed by the interview team. Final decisions made and candidates notified; onboarding begins.

  • April: New RC announcements shared with the community.


February 13, 2024

Hello Georgia Burners!

We’re writing to you from Burning Man world headquarters and we have exciting news! We are launching the search for Regional Contacts in Georgia to empower and support cultural growth across your country. 

Current Georgia Regional Contacts, Jim and Chw, steward the community but because Georgia has such an active, engaged, and exciting region, we all agreed they need some well-deserved help! 

Our team is now searching for community members to contribute their spark and step into this leadership role. Regional Contacts volunteer year-round to build and nurture Burning Man community initiatives on a local level. They facilitate communication and collaboration with and between local community members, various local community groups and the Burning Man Regional Network Team. Could this be YOU? 

If you live in Georgia year-round and are interested in becoming a Burning Man Regional Contact, please read about the Regional Network, search process, and  Regional Leadership Criteria.

Please do not apply until you’ve read all of these resource pages!

As a Georgian RC, we are looking for the following skills and attributes:

  • Collaborates, works well with a range of personalities, and can build bridges between community members across Georgia, including welcoming new burners and re-engaging established members.
  • Actively listens and responds to community needs and ideas.
  • Expresses themself with strong written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills; understands the importance of communication as a community-building, engagement and strengthening tool.
  • Holds strong tech & social media skills, including:
    • Google Group email lists (it’s expected that RCs post and approve posts to the list in a consistent and timely manner)
    • Website management skills (basic editing of the Georgia Region’s page)
  • Welcomes feedback from the community and recognizes the need for a leader to plan for their own eventual succession.
  • Maintains a mindset of flexibility about ownership rather than possession and is willing to help build a team through delegating and sharing responsibilities to develop the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Embraces difficult conversations conflict resolution and community mediation skills.
  • Has capacity to take on the full duties of the Regional Contact role.

If you feel qualified to self-nominate to be a Burning Man Regional Contact, please complete these two items by Thursday February 29, 2024:

  1. Email regional-network@burningman.org: please add Georgia Regional Contact in the subject line and introduce yourself. Share more about your local involvement and your relevant leadership experience.  *AND*
  2. Complete the Volunteer Questionnaire. Log into your Burner Profile and complete this survey. You MUST CHECK “Regional Contacts” as one of your 3 teams in order for us to receive this form. If you have already filled out a VolQ form, please check that you’ve indicated “Regional Contacts” as one of your areas of interest.

After the window to self-nominate closes, we’ll send out a community feedback survey to gather community input on each candidate.

Key dates in our Georgia RC Search process, subject to change, are:

  • February 29, 2024:  Deadline to self-nominate with letter and submit volunteer questionnaire. 
  • March 1: Opportunity for community feedback on candidates opens via confidential survey (survey open for 2 weeks).
  • March 2024: Candidates will be interviewed by the interview team.
  • Mid-March 2024: Final decisions made and candidates notified; onboarding begins.
  • April: New RC announcements shared with the community.

If you feel like you may be a good fit for the Georgia RC team, we warmly welcome you to step up and take part in our selection process. If you have specific questions, reach us at regional-network@burningman.org.

Please consider amplifying this announcement to your socials and sharing with your communities throughout Georgia! Announcement link: https://regionals.burningman.org/Georgia-rc-search/ 

With Excitement,
Acacia Coast
Project Manager, Regional Network
Burning Man Project 

Photo Credit: Debbie Wolff
Art: Identity Awareness Family by Shane Pitzer
Year: 2017