1) At the end of your tenure as Forest Keeper, what specific thing would you like to look back on and chalk up as a win?
Well, as people might be aware, the next World Fair (assuming it happens) would be within this Forest Keeper term. I'd love to able to look back on that and say it we hosted it and we hosted it well, but obviously that depends on other people a tad more than anything else. Aside from that, my answer is much the same as Uan's, I'd like to see that Forest continues to be its awesome self, so I'd chalk up not ruining that (and hopefully improving it) as a win. Additionally, I have some thoughts on running the ever-mentioned issues contest/culture event, and I would like to see where those go.
2) It isn't really a secret that Forest as a region is becoming a tad more influential on Nationstates. How do you personally feel about this? Should we make efforts to build on this or would that potentially bring with it more problems than it is worth?
Ah, now you've got me excited here, given all the attention you all know I pay to inter-regional affairs. Personally I feel pretty good about an increased profile, I rather think we do pretty good as an influential region, certainly bringing a breath of fresh air to inter-regional affairs as it is. Now, the main way I think we could safely build on this is the creation of a Gameplay forum embassy. It's a good way to remind other regions and people that "Hey, we still exist!" so to speak, and more importantly is a way to increase positive activity here (for example, a regional newspaper articles could be posted there as well as here, which increases one's desire to write them given the increased audience). And of course, I think it's a pretty coolt thing we could do.
3) Aside from fulfilling your duties to Forest and facilitating government, what are you hoping to get out of this?
Personally? Not a whole lot. Really I'd just like to get to know being a part of a government is like, and have some fun and such along the way.
4) The old expression of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' is important. Is there however anything broken so to speak about Forest and how do you think we should go about fixing it?
I don't think there's anything broken per-se, but I do agree with Uan on the general centralization of leadership potentially reducing efficiency, and I think we could do more to encourage a fair spread of that power so no one person is having to do more than they can/want to do.