[ALAC] Selection of ALAC Chair
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed May 16 22:35:30 UTC 2018
My current term as an ALAC Member expires at the end of the AGM in
October of this year, as does my term as ALAC Chair. I have
previously said that I would not be a candidate for Chair of the ALAC
for the coming year and in fact I am not a candidate for an ALAC seat.
When the issue was discussed in San Juan, there was a general
consensus within the ALAC that the position should be opened sooner
rather than later, but not before the selection of RALO-appointed
ALAC members was complete.
The nomination and acceptance period is now complete. In three of the
five RALOs, the ALAC seat is not contested, but it is in LACRALO and
NARALO. The election is due to begin on Friday and end on Thursday, 24 May.
Presuming the two elections result in definitive selections, I will
formally initiate a call for nominations for ALAC Chair soon after.
According to the ALAC Rules of Procedure, the call must be open for
at least 14 days. That puts the end of the nomination period on or
around Friday, 08 June. There is a 7 day period allowing for
acceptances, but I am optimistic that any nominations will be
accepted or declined quickly. Nominations may only be made by current
ALAC Members, nominees must have a reasonable expectation of being on
the post-AGM ALAC, and the electorate is the current ALAC.
If there is only one candidate, that person will be declared incoming
Chair. If there is more than one candidate, I will request that a
teleconference be scheduled to allow the candidates to present
themselves and address any questions the ALAC may have for them (as
well as a Wiki space for written questions and answers).
That will allow the election to be conducted electronically prior to
departure for Panama. If, for some reason this schedule cannot be
met, then the election may be conducted in Panama. If there is an
ALAC consensus, the election may be deferred until Panama regardless of timing.
There are specific rules covering the situation of more than two
candidates and to address ties. For those interested in all of the
details, see section 17.2 of the ALAC RoP
PLEASE NOTE that this message is NOT the call for nominations. That
will not happen until after the current ALAC selection process is complete.
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