Nominations for Core Team Reps: 2023 Edition

This post kicks off the election process with nominations to replace Jb Audras (@audrasjb) and Mary Baum (@marybaum) as CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team reps. Jb has been in the role for a couple years and Mary for a year, so 2023 marks the time to get new folks to help!

The Role

In the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, each team has on average one or two representatives, abbreviated as reps. Some teams have more than two, but for the sake of sanity sticking with two for now keeps things simpler. And for the historians out there, the role goes way back to 2012.

Historically with the Core team, the team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. duration was around a year, though some reps stuck around longer if there was a particularly good fit.

Anyone who serves as a “team rep” is responsible for communicating on behalf of the Core team to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional cross-team chats.  Reps are also consulted on Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., helping find someone within the Core team attending an event who can help lead a Core table.  Full details on the Team Rep role is on the Team Update site.

It is not called “team lead” for a reason.  It’s an administrative role. While people elected as team reps will generally come from the pool of folks that people think of as experienced leaders, remember that the team rep role is designed to change hands regularly.

This role has a time commitment attached to it. Not a huge amount, but it’s at least one or two hours a week.

Here are the main tasks:

How the election works

Please nominate people in the comments of this post. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline is 2 December 2022.

After that, a poll will be opened for voting. It will stay open for two weeks. The new reps will start their role in January 2023.

If you want to nominate someone in private, please reach out to @audrasjb, @marybaum, or @jeffpaul on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Disclaimer: if you get nominated, please don’t feel like you have to say yes. The polls will only include the names of the people that are responding positively to a nomination.  So feel free to reply with a “Thank you, but no thank you”.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. Finally for reference, here are the 2020 and 2021 nomination posts.

Thanks to @marybaum for co-authoring and to @jeffpaul for reviewing this post.
Special thanks to @webcommsat who helped a lot the current team reps on a number of tasks this year.