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MEET THE CANDIDATE: AllCityBAYC Is Running For Working Group Steward

ApeCoin DAO contributor and nominee for Working Group Steward, AllCityBAYC, wants to utilize his professional experience and go beyond the swamp in working towards making the DAO's new Working Group governance structure run like a well-oiled machine!

The $Ape community is in the middle of the ApeCoin DAO’s second election season and the DAO is voting to fill two Steward positions in its newly formed Governance Working Group.

These two Working Group Steward’s will be responsible for managing their Working Group Multisig, operational tasks, maintaining documents, organizing and approving initiatives, communicating with the Ape Foundation and DAO Secretary, approving budgets, executing their Working Group Charters, among other things, according to the DAO.

Among the candidates vying for a Working Group Steward position is ApeCoin DAO contributor AllCityBAYC.

“Governance positions require experience and an extensive understanding of the ApeCoin DAO and its processes. I have a background in project management and creative direction within compliance-focused environments and believe in the importance of absolute efficiency, balance, and driving community involvement forward whenever establishing infrastructure. My DAO contributions include writing AIP-169 BeyondTheSWAMP, which received funding on April 21st to develop a community-driven ApeCoin and ApeCoin DAO-focused physical magazine. I am also working on a soon-to-be-published mentorship program, which will pair successful AIP authors with first-time writers. Recently, I was chosen as one of ten winners in the recent Idea-a-thon hosted by Thank APE. When elected, my first order of business will be to put a process in place to properly finalize all written communication issued by the DAO before going public. This will ensure that our messaging remains clear at all times and never creates more confusion than clarity. Second, I will conduct a complete Discourse audit with an emphasis on the Help & Resources forum, our AIP Draft Template, and how AIPs are presented on Snapshot. I will also be lobbying to determine a budget for app development so that members can begin receiving notifications directly to their mobile devices in a far more efficient manner than we are able to provide today. I also want to start rethinking our growth strategies with a stronger focus on reaching the broader Ape Coin holding community and initiate a feasibility study to establish a Working Group dedicated to offering direct support for individuals and organizations looking to grow their brand through the use of NFT intellectual property."

To find out more about AllCityBAYC and why he is the right $Ape for the job, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to him for an interview. Check it out below:

1.How did you get into the ApeCoin DAO?

“Through AIP-169 BeyondTheSWAMP, which received grant funding on April 21st.”

2. In a sentence or two, why should the community vote for you?

“I’m quite passionate about utilizing my skillsets to help structure the future of ApeCoin DAO and helping it harness all of its amazing potential. I'm also proof that the AIP system works, and eager to remain aligned with the DAO as closely that I can.”

3. If elected, you’ll be one of the first three WG Stewards. How do you feel about that and what kind of foundation would you like to help set?

“For me it's all about efficiency and making sure that DAO messaging is clear. The Governance Working Group is also responsible for Discourse and domain management, where I see opportunities to provide the community with a more robust experience. This means looking into mobile app development, improving the Help & Resources section and AIP Draft Template, as well as taking a hard look at how proposals are viewed on Snapshot. I also think that the site could use a general brightening up to make it a little more aesthetically pleasing, which could effect a user's first impression and increasing the chances of them enjoying it quicker and assuring that they come back.”

4. Where do you see the WG framework a year from now?

“Well, I'd love to see handful of other necessary working group charters that are not only responsible for issuing grant funding in specific categories, but also able to elevate the DAO itself through their respective niches. It should also be noted that one of the commitments I’m making as a Governance Working Group Steward will be to utilize my platform to initiate a feasibility study on the possibility of introducing an NFT intellectual property-focused working group that would help people and projects push their IP forward into interesting directions. This could be branding or media. We’re already issuing these types of grants, so why not open it up a little more and help put our digital identities back into the mainstream spotlight. I believe that this may also be a way to increase DAO participation exponentially by appealing to the large percentage of ApeCoin holders who are not overly interested in governance but are eager for options to utilize their holder IP.”

5. What would you like to accomplish as a WG Steward?

“I’d like to look back in a years’ time and see a fully functioning, efficient DAO similar to a well-oiled machine truly celebrated by our community—with many winners along the way working together and lifting each other up after getting through the AIP process.”

6. What makes you different from the other candidates?

“Experience and character. I've gone through all of the processes successfully and I bring a unique blend of business and creative thinking. I'm also very open minded, which makes understanding, and mediating, opposing points of view easier, which bodes well for communicating with our community when tough decisions have to be made.”

7. Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?

“Just that I'm here to stay and will remain aligned with the ApeCoin DAO no matter the weather. We're working hard on BeyondTheSWAMP as well as putting the final touches on an ambassador and mentorship program aimed at pairing successful AIP authors with first-time writers that will move forward regardless of how Steward elections turn out.”

ApeCoin DAO Contributors who would like to find out more about AllCityBAYC’s campaign can reach out to him via Twitter @AllCityBAYC

The window to vote in the ApeCoin DAO's Working Group Steward election opens on June 15th, and $Ape holders will have until June 21st to cast their votes and support their preferred nominees. After the first round of voting, the top five nominees with the most votes will proceed to the second round of voting and officially become candidates. The DAO will then conduct one more election from June 22nd to 28th, during which the community will elect its two Stewards.

Take a look at the full Election season timeline below:

The Bored Ape Gazette has reached out to all nine nominees for an interview and will be publishing them as they reply. Stay tuned for updates!

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