Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Aug 1 08:47:15 UTC 2017

Hi Alan,

Many thanks for your continued service. I find your arguments reasonable
and support the same, we are at a critical phase in at large that requires
stability in leadership.

Thank you

Best Regards
On Aug 1, 2017 6:15 AM, "Alan Greenberg" <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> One of the results of the first At-Large Review was the recommendation
> that the ALAC Chair be appointed for 2-year terms. The logistics of that
> was problematic - at any given time, half of the ALAC only has one year
> more remaining in their ALAC term. When the Rules of Procedure were
> re-written in 2012-13, the solution was to elect the Chair for a term on
> one year, but with the option, at the Chair's discretion, to extend the
> term to 2 years if the Chair was still an ALAC Member and willing to serve.
> That served to implement the two-year term, but only when the person was
> available to serve the 2nd year. The applicable ALAC RoP 5.4, 8.1 and 8.2
> are reproduced at the end of this message.
> I was re-elected as Chair last year, and thus I now have to decide whether
> I will stay as Chair for the coming year. I have thought about this over
> the last months and considered all of the issues, including the optics of
> staying on in light of the ITEMS Review accusation of entrenched leadership
> resisting change (a position that the ALAC strongly rejected in its
> comments) and in light of what has been accomplished during my tenure as
> Chair. Although it has been a very busy three years, much of my and our
> efforts have been focused on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN
> Accountability. As a result, my hopes at increasing our ALS effectiveness
> have not come to fruition, as clearly evidenced by the At-Large Review
> results.
> On balance, I have decided to extend my term for an additional year to
> continue the work with ALS effectiveness, to see the ICANN Accountability
> efforts come to a completion and to start (and hopefully partially
> complete) the At-Large Review Implementation.
> 2017-18 will be my last year as ALAC Chair and as an ALAC Member.
> Nominations for the other four ALT positions will open shortly.
> Alan
> ==========================================
> *ALAC Rules of Procedure ( http://tinyurl.com/ALAC-RoP-2016-09
> <http://tinyurl.com/ALAC-RoP-2016-09>) **5.4 The Chair is elected for a
> one year term. At the end of that term, the appointment may be renewed for
> one additional year subject to the provisions of Paragraph 8.2. The first
> priority for the ALAC is to select the best person to be Chair regardless
> of their ability to serve for *a second term.
> *8.1 All appointments begin at the conclusion of one AAGM and continue
> until the conclusion of the following AAGM, unless the ALAC specifically
> identifies a different timeframe. 8.2 If the Chair is still a member of the
> ALAC in the year following his or her selection, is willing to continue in
> that role and subject to the eligibility rules in Paragraph 5, the Chair’s
> term is deemed to be automatically renewed for a second year without any
> explicit action of the ALAC.*
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