Governance Advisory Committee

The Governance Advisory Committee (GAC) serves as a link between Algorand ecosystem stakeholders and the Algorand Foundation (AF), and it was established to discuss the measures that will drive our governance program in 2023 and beyond. 

City landscape

Forming the Committee

The main motivation behind the creation of this committee is to bring a variety of community voices to the governance measures creation process, whilst we work on developing, and deploying the xGov program. 

This 2023 committee has 14 members with representatives from each vertical group - two DeFi, two Web3, one Gaming and one Impact, as well as two investors, two Developer houses, one Bridge, one General-use dApp and two Community Participants.

GAC Terms of Reference

We are introducing the committee's first round of members with a number of key Algorand stakeholders this year, but in our view, the committee itself will make decisions about its future composition, how seats are nominated, the duration of members' terms, etc.

Meet the 2023 GAC Members

Michael Knott
Messina
Bridge

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Eldar Mezbur
Advisor
Community Participant Advisor

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Rylie Rueda
GARD
Community Participants

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Benedetto Biondi
Folks Finance
DeFi

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Matt Davies
MakerX
Dev House

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Michel Dahdah
Rand Labs
Dev House

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Dean Tyler
Algo Gaming Guild
Gaming

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Doug Broughton
Vendible
General-use dApps

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Victor Mapunga
Flex ID
Impact

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Michael Cotton
Optio Capital
Investor

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Matt Zhang
Hivemind
Investor

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Agash Navaranjan
Rand Gallery
Web3

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John Mizzoni
NFD
Web3

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