[At-Large] CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP for Board Member Selection Process Committee and Board Candidate Evaluation Committee
ICANN At-Large Staff
staff at atlarge.icann.org
Sun Oct 13 17:04:24 UTC 2013
To prepare for the selection of the Board Member selected by At-Large to be seated at the October 2014 Annual General Meeting, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, the Chair of the ALAC, has asked staff to make an immediate call for members of the two groups who will be responsible for moving the process forward.
According to the ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013)<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/2262672/ALAC%2BRoP-06April2013.pdf?api=v2>, the two groups are the 2014 Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC) and the 2014 Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC) [please see ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013) Section D.19 - Procedure for Making the Selection to fill Seat 15 on the ICANN Board].
The deadline for members of both groups is 23:59 UTC on Friday, 18 October 2013.
If you are interested, or if you wish to nominate someone else, please send a note to At-Large staff at staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> specifying which committee the application or nomination is for and citing any applicable experience by the deadline. A record of all applications and nominations will be posted to either the BMSPC 2014 Workspace<https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/Board+Member+Selection+Process+Committee+%28BMSPC%29+2014> or the BCEC 2014 Workspace<https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/Board+Candidate+Evaluation+Committee+%28BCEC%29+2014> as appropriate on the At-Large Board Member 2014 Selection Workspace<https://community.icann.org/display/ABMS/At-Large+Board+Member+2014+Selection>.
The RALO leadership will send a list of their RALO's supported candidates for each group to the Chair of the ALAC by 23:59 UTC Sunday, 27 October.
The ALAC will name the final membership during the ALAC meeting of 29 October.
The details of the two groups are:
1) Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC)
According to Article 19.2 of the ALAC Rules of Procedure (2013):
"The ALAC shall name a Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC) which shall oversee the entire selection process including the election culminating the process but excluding those responsibilities specifically retained by the ALAC or
given to the Board Candidate Evaluation Committee. The composition of the BMSPC will be regionally balanced and the committee will typically be populated with no fewer than two representatives of each region selected by both the ALAC
and the RALOs. The ALAC shall either name a chair of the BMSPC or may instruct the BMSPC to select a chair from amongst its members."
The group is open to both ALAC members and to At-Large community members. However, the membership should include members of the community with significant experience from the 2010 Board Director selected by At-Large process. English will be the working language of this group.
The group must be regionally balanced, with no fewer than two representatives from each of the five RALOs.
Please note that no member of the BMSPC may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the position of the Board Director selected by At-Large.
The ALAC will select the Chair of the BMSPC.
The first meeting of the BMSPC will be scheduled for early November.
2) Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC)
The new ALAC Rules of Procedures state the following on the composition and task of the BCEC:
"19.3 The ALAC shall name a Board Candidate Evaluation Committee (BCEC) to compile an initial slate of candidates for election to Seat 15. A new BCEC consisting of two delegates selected by each of the RALOs plus a chair selected by the ALAC will be convened for each Board seat selection process."
"19.4 The task of the BCEC is to identify applicants who would each make an excellent Board Director. Applicant selected by the BCEC must meet the criteria specified in the ICANN Bylaws Article VI, Section 3 ( http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws#VI-3). These criteria include but are not limited to being:
a) accomplished persons of integrity, objectivity, and intelligence, with reputations for sound judgment and open minds, and a demonstrated capacity for thoughtful group decision-making; and
b) persons with an understanding of ICANN's mission and the potential impact of ICANN decisions of the global Internet community, and committed to the success of ICANN. Moreover, the Director selected by the At-Large Community must understand the mission of At-Large and the needs of the global community of Internet end users."
"19.5 No member of the electorate (Paragraph 19.10) may simultaneously serve as a member of the BCEC."
According to 19.5, members of the electorate (i.e., members of the ALAC and RALO Chairs who will be serving in 2014) may not be BCEC members.
Additionally, no member of the BCEC may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the position of the Board Director selected by At-Large.
Please note that experience on the 2010 BCEC and/or on the ICANN Nominating Committee would be highly desired.
English will be the working language of this group.
The ALAC will select the Chair of the BCEC.
The first meeting of the BCEC will be scheduled for early November.
Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie Peregrine and Julia Charvolen ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
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