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One of the foundation [[Working Groups]], the '''Local Chapters Working Group''' was responsible for setting up federated OSM-Foundation [[Local Chapters]]
 
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Now that Local Chapters are up and running, the group has been restarted as a place to encourage the growth of local communities and set them on a path to maybe one day become a Local Chapter.
 
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The '''Local Chapters and Communities Working Group''' ('''LCCWG''') is tasked with finding and implementing ways for the Foundation to support the growth of local communities and potentially encourage established communities to further organise themselves and eventually formally affiliate with the Foundation as one of its [[Local Chapters]]. Aside from that, the LCCWG will also facilitate a global exchange of ideas and support among Local Chapters and communities and review and suggest improvements to the Local Chapters affiliation scheme.
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OpenStreetMap is a global project and mappers are self-organising at the local level to collaborate with each other and to hold events such as workshops, mapathons, and mapping parties. As an organisation with a global mission, the Foundation may not always be best placed to reach and support such mappers, especially people speaking in languages other than English. This is the reason why the Foundation set up the Local Chapters Working Group in 2011 to formulate an affiliation scheme to recognise Local Chapters. This task was finally done in August 2014 when the Board [[Board_Meeting_Minutes_2014-08-05#1._Local_Chapters_Agreement|approved]] the [[Local Chapters/Template agreement|template agreement]] that is signed between recognised Local Chapters and the Foundation, and the working group then became inactive.
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Since then, several Local Chapters have been approved by the Foundation and some interested OSMF members have reconvened (pivotally, during State of the Map 2018) with the intention of restarting the working group as the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group. Regular meetings started in September 2019 and the Board [[Board/Minutes/2019-12#2019.2FRes31 Approve relaunch of LCWG as LCCWG with new mission statement|approved the relaunch]] of the LCCWG as an official Foundation working group.
   
 
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==Who we are==
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== Focus items ==
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The following are the three focus items that the working group will concentrate on:
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! width="33%" | Building local community cohesion
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! width="33%" | Facilitating a global exchange of ideas
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! width="33%" | Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme
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| valign="top" | We will explore and develop ideas for the Foundation support the growth of Local Chapters and local communities, including helping mappers communicate or meet up with other local mappers, and working to reduce the challenges created by the fragmented nature of OSM.
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| valign="top" | We will aim to provide Local Chapters and local communities with venues and communication channels to exchange ideas and share best practices in growing their communities. This may include reviving/managing the local-chapters mailing list and organizing sessions like the Local Chapters Congress during State of the Map or other events.
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| valign="top" | We will review the role of Local Chapters within the Foundation and the interactions between them. Based on our findings we will make recommendations to the Board as to how the affiliation scheme can be improved to provide a stronger case for local communities to eventually become Local Chapters, or possibly suggest creating new affiliation models such as less-formal user groups.
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The members of the working group are as follows:
 
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== Who we are ==
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The current members of the working group are the following people:
   
{| class="wikitable"
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{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
 
! Name
 
! Name
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!
 
! Local community
 
! Local community
! Notes
 
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! Remarks
 
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| Ben Abelshausen
 
| Ben Abelshausen
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| 🇧🇪
 
| OpenStreetMap Belgium*
 
| OpenStreetMap Belgium*
 
| OSMBE Board member and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
| OSMBE Board member and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Maggie Cawley
 
| Maggie Cawley
| OpenStreetMap US
 
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| 🇺🇸
| OSM US Interim Executive Director
 
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| OpenStreetMap US*
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| OSM US Executive Director
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|-
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| Charles Chilufya
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| 🇿🇲
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| Zambia local community
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| University of Zambia YouthMappers Lead
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|-
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| Geoffrey Kateregga
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| 🇺🇬
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| OpenStreetMap Uganda
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| OSM UG Chair, HOT UG Community Programs Manager, and OSMF Microgrants Committee member
 
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|-
 
| Rob Nickerson
 
| Rob Nickerson
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| 🇬🇧
 
| OpenStreetMap United Kingdom*
 
| OpenStreetMap United Kingdom*
 
| OSM UK Director and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
| OSM UK Director and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
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| Stefano Sabatini
 
| OpenStreetMap Italia* (a.k.a. Wikimedia Italia)
 
| [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
 
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|-
 
| Joost Schouppe
 
| Joost Schouppe
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| 🇧🇪
 
| OpenStreetMap Belgium*
 
| OpenStreetMap Belgium*
 
| OSMBE Board member and OSMF Board member
 
| OSMBE Board member and OSMF Board member
 
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|-
 
| Clifford Snow
 
| Clifford Snow
| OpenStreetMap US
 
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| 🇺🇸
|
 
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| OpenStreetMap US*
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| OSMF Microgrants Committee member
 
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|-
 
| Patrick Stählin
 
| Patrick Stählin
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| 🇨🇭
 
| Swiss OpenStreetMap Association*
 
| Swiss OpenStreetMap Association*
 
| SOSM Board member and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
| SOSM Board member and [[Advisory Board|OSMF Advisory Board member]]
 
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| Eugene Alvin Villar
 
| Eugene Alvin Villar
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| 🇵🇭
 
| Philippines local community
 
| Philippines local community
 
| WG chair
 
| WG chair
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:''* Local Chapter''
 
:''* Local Chapter''
   
==Former Members==
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=== Former working group members ===
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The following were members of either the original Local Chapters Working Group or the current one. People marked with a * are still following the local@osmfoundation.org mailing list or are active in the chatroom.
   
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* Hrvoje Bogner
 
* Hrvoje Bogner
* Emilie Laffray
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* Emilie Laffray
 
* Douglas Ssebaggala
 
* Douglas Ssebaggala
 
* Christian Quest
 
* Christian Quest
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* Mikel Maron*
 
* Mikel Maron*
 
* Simon Poole*
 
* Simon Poole*
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* Stefano Sabatini
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People marked with a * are still following the local@osmfoundation address or ar active in the chatroom.
 
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=== Join us! ===
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People who are interested to become a working group member should [[#Get in touch|contact]] the working group and then join the next [[#Meeting and minutes|meeting]] where the working group can then approve the membership.
   
==Get in touch==
 
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There is currently no limit to the number of members or the length of a member's term and it is not necessary to represent a recognised Local Chapter to become a member. To avoid over dominance by any particular group, existing local communities are advised to coordinate their participation. The working group's suggestion is that these groups nominate up to two representatives.
   
You can get in touch with the whole team at: [mailto:local@osmfoundation.org local@osmfoundation.org]
 
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== Get in touch ==
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You can get in touch with the whole working group at: [mailto:local@osmfoundation.org local@osmfoundation.org].
   
Discussions and announcements will be made via [mailto:local-chapters@openstreetmap.org local-chapters@openstreetmap.org].
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Discussions and official announcements with the wider community are done via the local-chapters mailing list. You can subscribe to this list here: http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/local-chapters/
You can subscribe to this OSMF Local-Chapters mailing list at http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo
 
   
We have a single chat channel you can reach via:
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For quick chats and light discussions, we have an integrated channel you can reach via any of the following options:
 
* [https://t.me/joinchat/CY4DIhBlSw8bM47ETAT9pw Telegram]
 
* [https://t.me/joinchat/CY4DIhBlSw8bM47ETAT9pw Telegram]
 
* [https://riot.im/app/#/room/#osmcommunity:matrix.org Riot/matrix]
 
* [https://riot.im/app/#/room/#osmcommunity:matrix.org Riot/matrix]
 
* [ircs://irc.oftc.net:6697/osmcommunity IRC] (#osmcommunity on OFTC)
 
* [ircs://irc.oftc.net:6697/osmcommunity IRC] (#osmcommunity on OFTC)
As of August 2019 the bridging isn't working properly. There is a delay in Telegram>Matrix/IRC and there is no IRC/Matrix>Telegram going on. You can help us fix it!
 
   
==Meetings==
 
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== Meeting and minutes ==
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The LCCWG regularly meets every month and is held remotely, usually through [https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mumble Mumble]. Anybody is free to join the meeting!
   
We are currently restarting the LCWG after a long hiatus and had a meeting in September 2019. The minutes will be published soon.
 
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Meetings will be held and chaired by the working group chairperson. Members shall be notified about meetings at least 5 days in advance of each meeting. It is recommended that the announcement include an agenda. This will provide time for members to gather input from their local communities.
   
==Minutes==
 
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{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
 
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! 2020
See [[Working Group Minutes#Local Chapters Working Group]]
 
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! 2019
 
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! LCWG (previous WG)
==Useful links==
 
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| valign="top" |
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-09-21|2020-09-21]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-08-17|2020-08-17]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-07-20|2020-07-20]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-06-15|2020-06-15]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-05-18|2020-05-18]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-04-20|2020-04-20]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-03-23|2020-03-23]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-02-17|2020-02-17]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2020-01-20|2020-01-20]]
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| valign="top" |
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2019-11-12|2019-11-12]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2019-10-09|2019-10-09]]
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* [[/Meeting minutes/2019-09-03|2019-09-03]]
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| valign="top" |
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/178oHWarpLS4lZ2BXE8O3RuvJECfWEyk25DuTlyIiqbY 2014-08-03] (draft)
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group/Meeting 2013-11-27|2013-11-27]]
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/17xGA0i9m0aPlWyImamdLwuwPaTUcQ-St4UFhL4M4Pnc 2013-09-20]
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group/Meeting 2013-03-21|2013-03-21]]
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group/Meeting 2011-04-19|2011-04-19]]
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group/Meeting 2011-04-06|2011-04-06]]
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* [[Local Chapters Working Group/Meeting 2011-03-16|2011-03-16]]
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|}
   
* [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters Local Chapters page on the OSM wiki]
 
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== Useful links ==
* [https://github.com/osmfoundation/lcwg/issues LCWG Issue Tracker]
 
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* [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Foundation/Local_Chapters Local Chapters page on the OSM Wiki]
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* [https://gitlab.com/osmfoundation/lccwg LCCWG GitLab repository]
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* [https://github.com/osmfoundation/lcwg LCWG GitHub repository] (defunct)
   
 
[[Category:Working Groups]]
 
[[Category:Working Groups]]

Latest revision as of 15:00, 21 October 2020

Osm world network.png

The Local Chapters and Communities Working Group (LCCWG) is tasked with finding and implementing ways for the Foundation to support the growth of local communities and potentially encourage established communities to further organise themselves and eventually formally affiliate with the Foundation as one of its Local Chapters. Aside from that, the LCCWG will also facilitate a global exchange of ideas and support among Local Chapters and communities and review and suggest improvements to the Local Chapters affiliation scheme.

OpenStreetMap is a global project and mappers are self-organising at the local level to collaborate with each other and to hold events such as workshops, mapathons, and mapping parties. As an organisation with a global mission, the Foundation may not always be best placed to reach and support such mappers, especially people speaking in languages other than English. This is the reason why the Foundation set up the Local Chapters Working Group in 2011 to formulate an affiliation scheme to recognise Local Chapters. This task was finally done in August 2014 when the Board approved the template agreement that is signed between recognised Local Chapters and the Foundation, and the working group then became inactive.

Since then, several Local Chapters have been approved by the Foundation and some interested OSMF members have reconvened (pivotally, during State of the Map 2018) with the intention of restarting the working group as the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group. Regular meetings started in September 2019 and the Board approved the relaunch of the LCCWG as an official Foundation working group.


Focus items

The following are the three focus items that the working group will concentrate on:

Building local community cohesion Facilitating a global exchange of ideas Improving the Local Chapters affiliation scheme
We will explore and develop ideas for the Foundation support the growth of Local Chapters and local communities, including helping mappers communicate or meet up with other local mappers, and working to reduce the challenges created by the fragmented nature of OSM. We will aim to provide Local Chapters and local communities with venues and communication channels to exchange ideas and share best practices in growing their communities. This may include reviving/managing the local-chapters mailing list and organizing sessions like the Local Chapters Congress during State of the Map or other events. We will review the role of Local Chapters within the Foundation and the interactions between them. Based on our findings we will make recommendations to the Board as to how the affiliation scheme can be improved to provide a stronger case for local communities to eventually become Local Chapters, or possibly suggest creating new affiliation models such as less-formal user groups.

Who we are

The current members of the working group are the following people:

Name Local community Remarks
Ben Abelshausen 🇧🇪 OpenStreetMap Belgium* OSMBE Board member and OSMF Advisory Board member
Maggie Cawley 🇺🇸 OpenStreetMap US* OSM US Executive Director
Charles Chilufya 🇿🇲 Zambia local community University of Zambia YouthMappers Lead
Geoffrey Kateregga 🇺🇬 OpenStreetMap Uganda OSM UG Chair, HOT UG Community Programs Manager, and OSMF Microgrants Committee member
Rob Nickerson 🇬🇧 OpenStreetMap United Kingdom* OSM UK Director and OSMF Advisory Board member
Joost Schouppe 🇧🇪 OpenStreetMap Belgium* OSMBE Board member and OSMF Board member
Clifford Snow 🇺🇸 OpenStreetMap US* OSMF Microgrants Committee member
Patrick Stählin 🇨🇭 Swiss OpenStreetMap Association* SOSM Board member and OSMF Advisory Board member
Eugene Alvin Villar 🇵🇭 Philippines local community WG chair
* Local Chapter

Former working group members

The following were members of either the original Local Chapters Working Group or the current one. People marked with a * are still following the local@osmfoundation.org mailing list or are active in the chatroom.

  • Hrvoje Bogner
  • Emilie Laffray
  • Douglas Ssebaggala
  • Christian Quest
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Jorge Gustavo Rocha*
  • Hugo Holscher
  • Gerhardus Geldenhuis
  • Mikel Maron*
  • Simon Poole*
  • Stefano Sabatini

Join us!

People who are interested to become a working group member should contact the working group and then join the next meeting where the working group can then approve the membership.

There is currently no limit to the number of members or the length of a member's term and it is not necessary to represent a recognised Local Chapter to become a member. To avoid over dominance by any particular group, existing local communities are advised to coordinate their participation. The working group's suggestion is that these groups nominate up to two representatives.

Get in touch

You can get in touch with the whole working group at: local@osmfoundation.org.

Discussions and official announcements with the wider community are done via the local-chapters mailing list. You can subscribe to this list here: http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/local-chapters/

For quick chats and light discussions, we have an integrated channel you can reach via any of the following options:

Meeting and minutes

The LCCWG regularly meets every month and is held remotely, usually through Mumble. Anybody is free to join the meeting!

Meetings will be held and chaired by the working group chairperson. Members shall be notified about meetings at least 5 days in advance of each meeting. It is recommended that the announcement include an agenda. This will provide time for members to gather input from their local communities.

2020 2019 LCWG (previous WG)

Useful links