Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Aug 1 18:56:54 UTC 2017

Barrack, Andrei, Javier and Vanda,

Thank you very much for your kind words and votes of confidence.


At 31/07/2017 11:11 PM, Alan Greenberg 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.
>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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