GovAlpha Weekly Update - 2022-01-07

GovAlpha Weekly Update

The GovAlpha Core Unit has started back up again this week after the winter break.

Quarterly Focuses

As we enter Q1 2022, we have two new quarterly focuses - Participation and Exploration.


Continuing from Q4 2021, we retain a focus on improving Governance participation.

Internally, there are ongoing discussions about how to improve this, and we continue to seek new Recognized Delegates to join MakerDAO.


  • @ceresbzns and @TheExistence continue their research project into DAO Governance; @prose11 has been reviewing some of the work done thus far. Hopefully, we will be in a position to share this work with the DAO soon.

Other Stuff

  • @Gala is coordinating the finishing touches to the Maker Operational Manual - expect a post with further information in the coming days and working on the Governance Polls for the first time! The Facilitators have started onboarding Gala in GovAlpha budget organization.
  • @prose11 has been focusing on contributor onboarding and outreach and working with the Content Production CU on some documentation.
  • @hernandoagf has been working on the Sourcecred bot.
  • @LongForWisdom is back from a well-earned holiday and is writing a Q4 2021 GovAlpha review, working on D3M documentation and internal CU organization.
  • @mkrorbrkr wrote the CU Weekly Update for the first time this week.
  • There are a lot of Governance Polls scheduled for next week, so there has been an all-hands-on-deck team effort to get everything ready for this.

Weekly Assignments