Call for WordPress Sustainability Team Representatives

The official WordPress Sustainability Team was born during the WCEU Athens Contributor Day and is looking for team representatives.

What is a 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.?

Within the WordPress project, each contributor team should have a minimum of two team representatives, but three or four are recommended. Often abbreviated to “team reps,” these people represent the team across the project, share key updates across all contributor teams, and generally help to support the team as a whole. You can read more about the team rep definition and expectations on the Team Reps page. Currently, the Sustainability team has no formal representatives.

Expectations for team reps can vary from team to team. In general, Sustainability team reps help to:

  • prepare for and run the sustainability team’s weekly chats
  • providing as-required updates to other contributor groups
  • generally representing the sustainability team across the project, or in the occasional chat
  • maintain a high-level perspective and awareness on current team projects

Team reps should expect to dedicate, at least, 1 to 2 hours per week to these activities. Any active sustainability contributor can be a team rep, and we can have more than two team reps.

Opening nominations

Any active Sustainability person can be a team rep, and anyone can nominate a team rep. Self-nominations are also accepted. Everyone is welcome to give some thought as to who is a good fit for this role and nominate them in the comments of this post.

Nominations for Sustainability team reps will be open until September 29th, 2023 11.00 UTC.

After the nominations close, if there are enough nominees, we need to make a selection. The nominees will be published at The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. and during the Sustainability meeting on October 6th. We’re still deciding about the most suitable voting system here. Please, check the post and give your opinion. Voting will start on October 6th, 2023 and will remain open until October 13th, 2023 11.00 UTC. Keep in mind that whoever is nominated as a team rep will need to accept the role to become a candidate to be voted. So if someone nominates you, and you aren’t available or interested, don’t worry – just let us know!

Those selected as team reps will take over these responsibilities starting 15th of October 2023 and would be in this position until December 2024.

If you have any questions about the team rep role, want to learn more, or any other doubts, please share them here in the comments.