MIP41c4-SP#: #12 Author(s): Payton Rose Contributors: @LongForWisdom, @juanjuan Status: RFC Date Applied: 2021-05-11 Date Ratified: <yyyy-mm-dd>
@prose11 application to be onboarded as a facilitator for the GovAphla (GOV-001) Core Unit.
I would like to formalize my commitment to the success of MakerDAO while taking on additional responsibility and accountability. This community has shown great generosity to me and I desire to serve Maker’s future.
My passion for this space brings me back every day. I would like to take on a role where I can help ensure community members old and new have the same access and support I was afforded while furthering the goals of effective, decentralized Governance.
Professionally, I would like to grow into a publicly responsible manager of resources and steward of community enrichment. I am confident MakerDAO, and especially the position of Governance Facilitator, can satisfy those desires for growth for years to come.
Name: Payton Rose
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Forum Handle: @prose11
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- Chief of Staff & Legislative Aide, 2017 to 2018 - House of Representatives, Colorado’s 52nd District
- MIP Author - MIP47, MIP48, and MIP49
- Sales Manager/Assistant Manager, 2018 to 2020 - Sears Outlet/American Freight
- Bachelor of Arts, 2011 to 2015 - Political Science major, minors in Spanish and Creative Writing
I believe in the power and the commitment of the GovAlpha Mandate which I will reference throughout this section. Safety of the protocol is the primary concern for an elected member of this organization. This pledge includes, in my opinion, identifying operational mandates from a list of competing priorities. As a Governance Facilitator I commit to focusing on these principles in particular:
- Accessibility - Neutrality - Transparency
I believe in a balanced approach to upholding these principles while stressing the safety of the protocol is crucial to effective facilitation.
In order for any global decentralized organization to thrive, accessibility must be ruthlessly defended. Accessibility to me means:
- Opportunity to participate in communication channels regardless of identity. - Responsive Facilitators that respond to inquires in a timely manner. - Emphasis on "Scientific Governance" that focuses discussions on the merit of ideas.
Put plainly, without accessibility, there is no DAO. If platforms and communication channels are not maintained in an accessible way the community will not be decentralized.
So far, I have contributed most heavily to ensuring accessibility through writing non-technical MIPs, parameter documentation, and note-taking. I have ensured that I am an informed resource for the community and provided the community with several documents for understanding the processes and mechanisms that are adjustable through Governance.
I commit to drawing attention to proposals and encouraging healthy debate through social engagement and measured moderation. My conduct as a contributor speaks to my passion and ability to support accessibility in the MakerDAO ecosystem.
Without neutrality, this position would represent one of a gatekeeper, casting doubt on the integrity of the DAO. To me, the commitment to neutrality means:
- Showing neither support nor opposition to proposals outside the Governance realm - Facilitating the desires and intentions of community members proposing ideas
Fundamentally, I see my neutrality mandate as a critical component of enabling participation in Governance. This cannot be done properly if there is a perception that I favor some proposals above others.
I have relevant experience as a Chief of Staff in Colorado’s House of Representatives, where I was able to excel in constituent services by remaining reliably neutral in written and verbal communication.
Remaining credibly neutral while still being open and supportive to contributors will foster a proactive and rewarding community. I believe my spirit of positivity will further the mandate of neutrality in a manner most beneficial to the DAO.
Community members can expect me to remain deliberate in drafting copy for polls and executive votes as well as moderating in the forums. I will remain vigilant in examining my thoughts and actions for instances of bias and will endeavor to minimize its impact on the community. One way I will do this is by setting up feedback mechanisms like the Governance and Risk Call Suggestion Box to hold myself accountable to the community.
Transparency is an element so crucial to effective Governance that nearly every representative government the world over makes some commitment to the principle. Simply put, sunlight remains the best disinfectant.
So far I have represented this principle by communicating my Governance decision-making process (and any concerns from it) to @LongForWisdom. Likewise, I have leaned on the mentorship of @juanjuan, as well as the guidance and teachings of countless other community members when determining what information should be included on public posts and reports. I believe I have shown great self-awareness and emotional intelligence in these interactions.
In addition to continuing this process of self-reflection and evaluation, I will encourage groups to be more open. As a Governance Facilitator, I would consider my presence in any closed-door meetings as a proxy for the community as a whole.
If approved, I would consider it my duty to exemplify accessibility, neutrality, and transparency in every interaction within the DAO. In essence, I believe Governance will always belong to the community. If entrusted with the role of Governance Facilitator, I will give my fullest effort to continue earning the trust of the community every day and helping build a better DAO.