[ALAC] Fwd: ALAC Chair position

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 15:15:44 UTC 2020

Hi Seun

It was pointed out to me that my message referring to the upcoming election
which was to the community, had only gone only to ALAC members. I was
addressing my earlier error.

At the same time  I do not think it has much impact on the general
community apart from being informed, as staff will be letting everyone know
very soon that it is only the current ALAC who nominate and vote.

My apologies for any confusion.


On Sun, 6 Sep 2020, 4:22 am Seun Ojedeji, <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Maureen,
> Thanks for the forward, while I have nothing for or against your
> re-election as Chair of ALAC, it's quite in-appropriate for you to campaign
> when nomination has not even commenced thereby discouraging others who may
> have an interest in the same position.
> In the past, we have tried to discourage having to campaign on the list
> and I must note my concern and disappointment that you seem to be doing
> just that. You are conflicted on this one and I think the suggestion for
> your re-election to the position of Chair coming from you is ill-timed and
> inappropriate.
> Regards
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos
> On Sun, 6 Sep 2020, 06:03 Maureen Hilyard, <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear ALAC At-Large
>> I have just realised that I sent my earlier message to the ALAC-members
>> list rather than my normal ALAC notices list. Here it is attached, with
>> apologies.
>> Maureen
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com>
>> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 12:13 pm
>> Subject: ALAC Chair position
>> To: ALAC Members <ALAC-members at icann.org>
>> Dear All,
>> It has been a pleasure to work with you these past two years. Together,
>> we have accomplished a tremendous amount in policy, outreach and engagement
>> and operations. We have a lot more to do, and the work will continue to be
>> uniquely challenging given the current Covid-19 pandemic.
>> As my term will be ending at the end of the ICANN69 Annual General
>> Meeting, we will need to open nominations for the position of Chair shortly.
>> I would be more than happy to continue as your Chair for at least another
>> year in order to continue to work with you to finalize many of the
>> initiatives that I inherited or started during my previous terms.
>> More information on the nominations will be sent in the next few days.
>> Regards
>> Maureen
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