Vanda Scartezini vanda at scartezini.org
Tue Aug 1 14:35:17 UTC 2017

Dear ALAC members

Alan’s decision has my entire support. I am not agreeing with several points form ITEMS’ review and I believe as chairman ALAN has been quite balanced person, and it is true, main focus ( for all Acs and Sos we shall say) was IANA and Accountability but his knowledge, capacity of work with available time to dedicate to ICANN makes him one of the best choices we have in our group.
Extend the term and align it to the next chair is a good practice in my opinion and our bylaws allow him to make this proposal.
As a long term member of ALAC, even not nowadays,  as well as LACRALO  member, I want to have ALAC focusing on ALSs and Ralo’s development. To have ALAN’s plan to dedicate to same objectives sound good for our group.
Thanks to the opportunity to share my views with all of you. I will also share my views with LACRALO members.
Kisses to all
Vanda Scartezini
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Sorry for any typos.

From: <alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org<mailto:alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org>> on behalf of Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>>
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 00:11
To: 'ALAC List' <alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org<mailto:alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>>
Subject: [ALAC] ALAC Chair

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.


ALAC Rules of Procedure ( 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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