Proposal for the creation of a formalized Community Steward position. This position will be composed of a member of the BarnBridge community. The role of the Community Steward will be to create, facilitate, and maintain an inclusive environment for community members to increase their knowledge and understanding of current and future BarnBridge products, as well as serve as a neutral publisher of governance proposals following community debates.
Creation of this position recognizes the diversity amongst the BarnBridge community and the need for a more active role in providing an inclusive environment through this period of rapid growth.
The Community Steward would have the following roles and responsibilities:
• Represent BarnBridge in discussions within the official BarnBridge discord where applicable.
• Serve as a point of contact for disputes or issues which arise within the BarnBridge discord.
• Apply enforcement of community standards and rules
• Address FUD while encouraging constructive and educational conversation
The Community Steward would be compensated from the protocol treasury with 150 BOND for the first quarter. This figure may be reassessed quarterly per BOND price volatility but shall not exceed a quarterly USD sum of $12,500.
The Community Steward would be held accountable via the following guardrails and restrictions:
• BarnBridge core team will maintain a public whistleblower email address for tips regarding any wrongdoing or harassment by the Community Steward
• BOND holders will have the right to recall the Community Steward quarterly in favor of a more preferred candidate
• BarnBridge Core Team will retain the right to remove the Community Steward in extreme circumstances
The Community Steward will undertake reasonable efforts to provide transparent reporting via the following channels:
• Standardized monthly summary of issues and resolutions
• Regular participation in community calls and the Bi-weekly office hours
BarnBridge has created an atmosphere of accessibility and transparency which is unrivaled in the DeFi space. As such this has created an unintended consequence with regards to the timeliness of responses to requests for information. The singular most important role of the Community Steward is to take on the responsibility of addressing menial issues which detract from the Core Teams time and attention needed for the continued development and advancement of BarnBridge products.
Additionally, BarnBridge consists of a multinational core team which serves an international community. This diversity creates unique cultural and communication gaps. It would be the Community Steward’s responsibility to identify and bridge these gaps while maintaining a positive image for BarnBridge.
In addition to objections against the position itself, any feedback regarding the proposed structuring of the position, its compensation, and its guardrails is welcomed.